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Current Exhibitions

January 4 - Ongoing

In honor of Black History Month, the Bronx Museum is featuring four works by the Bronx-born photographer Morton Broffman.


January 4 – February 5, 2017

This month the Bronx Museum highlights the work of Brazilian artist Öyvind Fahlström. Working in a wide range of media and themes, Fahlström avoided affiliation with any art category throughout his brief albeit productive career. Equally influenced by surrealism, pop art, situationism, and even documentary filmmaking, Fahlström borrowed imagery and styles from comics and the media to create original and relevant artworks that unmask the absurdities of modern society.

South Bronx Waterfront Sagas
November 2, 2016 to February 19, 2017

Linda Cunningham explores the issues of time, transience, and contradictions through images of the shifting urban present. Environmental concerns juxtaposed against industry, urban blight, and the loss of the natural environment drive her practice, in addition to gentrification and the changing landscape of the Bronx, her home for many years. 

October 12, 2016 to February 12, 2017
The Neighbors, part two, in two parts: Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers and Home: Andrea Aragón establishes a dialogue on immigration through the work of American artist Andrea Bowers and Guatemalan photographer Andrea Aragón. This is the second iteration in the exhibition series The Neighbors, which addresses issues surrounding cultural uprooting and belonging, as well as social mobility and political resistance. 
September 15, 2016 to February 19, 2017

September 15, 2016 to February 19, 2017


Robert Raphael’s ceramic-based work draws on the complex history of decorative art, a tradition that intersects and runs parallel to the history of art. Rather than interpreting ornamentation as superficial, Raphael believes that the strength of decoration lies in its seductive nature and the complex meanings that often result when surface, mass, pattern, and cultural history conflate.


For the installation at The Bronx Museum of the Arts Raphael’s work focuses on classical ornamentation and its prevalence from historical time through to contemporary society. 

Organized by the Tampa Museum of Art in collaboration with the Bronx Museum of the Arts
October 8, 2016 to January 22, 2017

On view at the Tampa Museum of Art.


Complicated Beauty, a survey exhibition of contemporary Cuban art from the 1970s to the present, will be the first of several Cuban art exhibitions at the Museum. Inspired by historic connections between Tampa and Havana, as well as the recent reopening of relations between the US and Cuba, Complicated Beauty will highlight several recent acquisitions to the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection, including Simply Beautiful by Mabel Poblet and Cada Sonido es una Forma del Tiempo (Every Sound is a Shape of Time) by Glenda León. Alongside these and other artworks from the Tampa collection, the exhibition will also include numerous loaned artworks from the collections of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and several private collections.


June 16, 2016 - Ongoing

June 16, 2016 - Ongoing


Bronx Terminal Market, in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, will showcase a new community mural inspired by scenic outdoor locations in the Bronx.



Friday, January 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Painting, collaging, and happy hour with Bronx artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem. Darkeem will lead participants in an evening of art-making based on his project New Understandings, inspired by refl ections on the new year.

Happy hour drink pricing

Saturday, January 28, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn about the creative process and engage with the artists at the first open studio for the Co-Lab Residency. Choreographer Jasmine Hearn and visual artist Kameelah Rasheed will discuss their unique practices and share new collaborative work that will be launched on May 2017.

Wednesday, February 1st, 5:30 to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for a free guided tour of the exhibitions with a Museum teaching artist.

Friday, February 3, 6:00pm to 10:00pm; Concert Begins at 7:30pm

Carnegie Hall comes to the Bronx! Join us for a special performance by Brown Rice Family, a high-energy, nine-member ensemble that combines an eclectic mix of musical infl uences that encompass reggae, hip-hop, Brazilian, Afrobeat, jazz, rock, Latin, and funk. With members hailing from all over the world, Brown Rice Family draws on its diverse backgrounds to create a colorful, rhythm-driven, and highly danceable sound.


Concert begins at 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Have you participated in Bronx Stories, Back in the Bronx or Boogie on the Boulevard? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Come tell us about your favorite programs from the past years, and what programming you’d like to see in the future at BxMA. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Refreshments and snacks will be served.


Please RSVP via Eventbrite here.

Friday, February 10th, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Revel in dance, community, and urban artistry with It’s Showtime NYC (IST)! Celebrating New York City street culture, IST provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers as a legal alternative to dancing in subway cars. It’s Showtime NYC performers will showcase dance styles and open the floor for all guests to join.


FREE, all ages, backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Presented by Dancing in the Streets, It’s Showtime NYC, and The Bronx Museum for the Arts.

Wednesday, February 15, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Did you hear that The Bronx Museum of the Arts is expanding? While construction is underway, the Museum will be offering programming offsite. In this exciting time, we want to hear from you.


• Where would you like to see programs?
• What kinds of programs would you like to attend?
• Which partners should BxMA seek out?


Come to our community meeting and share your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Free admission. Refreshments and snacks will be served.


Please RSVP via Eventbrite here.

Friday, February, 17, 6:00 to 8:00pm

On the South Bronx Waterfront documents artist Linda Cunningham creating the 24 foot wide, collaged, canvas artwork currently on view in the Bronx Museum lobby entitled South Bronx Waterfront Sagas. The artwork depicts the existing state of the abandoned, inaccessible Mott Haven and Port Morris areas of the South Bronx waterfront. The film explores the social and political issues driving the artist, and considers the relationship between the artist and her surroundings. Du Pasquier became enamored of the Bronx when she was commissioned by French / German TV station ARTE to produce a film about the Bronx in 2010.

Monday, February 27, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 The Bronx Museum of the Arts will celebrate its annual benefit and art auction, Get Down and AIM High at The Conrad New York in Lower Manhattan. Proceeds from the event help support the Bronx Museum.

Friday, March 3rd, 11:00am - Friend Members and above

The Bronx Museum invites you to a private tour of The Armory Show on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11AM. Holly Block, Executive Director and Claudia Calirman, Associate Professor of Art History at John Jay College (CUNY) will guide the group through a select group of notable galleries featuring Contemporary and Modern Art.


Space is limited and please RSVP to Allison Grandy at or 718-681-6000, ext.174 no later than Monday, February 20.


Friday, May 5th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Free tours of the galleries from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kids activity table from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Free admission and cash bar

Co-Lab is an interdisciplinary residency program intended to deepen local exposure to dance, celebrate the borough’s storied legacy with the choreography, and foster connections to up-and-coming Bronx talent. The first BxMA Co-Lab dance resident Jasmine Hearn, and visual artist Kameelah Rasheed will showcase their collaborative project from this inaugural six month residency.