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Bronx Museum of the Arts1040 Grand ConcourseBronx, New York 10456T: 718-681-6000
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Current Exhibitions

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September 25, 2019 to March 8, 2020

Widely regarded as one of the most significant documentarians of street art, Henry Chalfant has produced a voluminous body documenting the emergence of the trend since its early days in the Bronx, following its transformation into the international phenomenon it is today. Chalfant’s photographs are a work of visual anthropology and one of the seminal documents of American popular culture in the late twentieth century. 

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August 7, 2019 to February 9, 2020

A quiet man who supported himself doing odd jobs such as street vendor, jewelry designer, photography printer, and cab driver, Bronx native Alvin Baltrop left an important body of work after his untimely death in 2004 that only now is garnering the serious attention it deserves. Like the startling images of Peter Moore, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, and Gordon Matta-Clark, the photographs of Alvin Baltrop memorialize New York City at a breaking-point moment amid ruin and chaos.

 

 

Events

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Image courtesy of The Moth
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 7:00 - 10:00PM

The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, NETWORK, inspired by The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop, on view at the Bronx Museum from August 7, 2019 to February 9, 2020. $15 tickets for the general public and a select amount of complimentary tickets for Bronx residents are available HERE on the Moth's website.  

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SEEN at his Super Man wall. The Bronx, 1985 © 2018 Henry Chalfant / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Eric Firestone Gallery, New York.
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00PM

Save the date for a conversation with Carl Weston and Sacha Jenkins on the phenomenon of Graffiti Media: grass roots videos and publications. More information to come. 

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© Henry Chalfant/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; via Eric Firestone Gallery
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00PM
Celebrate the holiday season at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Join us for an afternoon filled with festive art activities for the entire family! Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/caregiver.
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March 2, 2020

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will hold its annual benefit on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:30pm at Capitale on the Lower East Side. All proceeds enable the Museum to continue offering free public programs, Free Admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education programs to over 16,000 Bronx youth each year. Contact gala@bronxmuseum.org or 718-681-6000 x 174 for more information or purchase tickets HERE

 

To view pictures from the prior gala, please click here.