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Current Exhibitions

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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. 

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November 2, 2016 – February 22, 2017

As a participant of the 1980s generation of artists that came of out of the Instituto Superior de Art (ISA), in Havana, Quisqueya Henriquez was deeply influenced by the conceptual and experimental pedagogical model promoted by ISA at the time. With a career spanning over twenty years, Henriquez has carefully built a coherent body of work that sustains a critical dialogue with international currents while also sharply tuned to Caribbean contemporary life and culture. Henriquez’s first mid-career survey was organized by the Bronx Museum in 2007.

 

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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. 
 
 
 
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Symposium
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. 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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May 14 to November 2016

May 14 to November 2016

 

FLOW.16 – this year’s sixth annual exhibition – will be open to the public from May-November, and will feature installations reflecting and encouraging interaction with Randall's Island Park’s history and environment. This event is created with support from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

Events

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Wednesday, December 7, 5:30pm 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.

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Friday, December 9, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

As part of the 15th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional coconut-based Puerto Rican holiday drink, and you become the judge to see who goes on to the 2016 New York finals! ID required to taste and vote. Presented by the International Coquito Federation.

 

Free admission

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Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s 2nd Annual Holiday Market Weekend! In collaboration with FromTheBronx.com, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, THE POINT, and The Bronx Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than 50 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed.

 

Free admission

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Saturday, December 10, 3:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Neighbors, part two, in two parts: Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers and Home: Andrea Aragón with guest curator Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. 

 

Free admission

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Sunday, December 11, 2:00pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II presents Navidad Flamenca as part of the 8th annual Flamenco in the Boros Tour.

 

Free admission and cash bar
 

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Wednesday, December 14 - Friday, December 16, 2016

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Shop the Bronx Museum Store in person on December 14, 15, and 16 and receive double discounts when you present your membership card!  Our store features a great selection of exhibition catalogues, Bronx history books, tote bags, mugs, Morris Perk Coffee and more!

 

Not a member? Click here to become one today. 

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Friday, January 6, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Steps Forward is a presentation of the latest work by Bronx-born, multidisciplinary artist Abdul Latif. The night will feature live performances of Latif’s choreography by Alvin Ailey principal dancers Linda and Glenn Sims and New York City Ballet principal dancer Amar Ramasar (also born in the Bronx). Steps Forward will include a viewing of collaborative photography projects with award-winning videographer Tarik Mohamed and photographer Ayman El Sayed. Music by J.Period of The Roots.

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Saturday, January 14, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with costumed folk dances, authentic music, and Lion Dance, presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Learn traditional techniques of paper cutting and calligraphy at 2:00pm. Performances begin at 3:00pm. Produced in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

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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

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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.
 

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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.

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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

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

Revel in dance, community, and urban artistry with It’s Showtime NYC (ISN)! Celebrating New York City street culture, ISN 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.