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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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July 22, 2017 to October 22, 2017

July 22, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 

Now in its fourth cycle, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional development resources to emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition is organized by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; and the Bronx Museum’s Christine Licata, Director of Community and Public Programs; and, Heather Reyes, independent curator.

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July 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

July 19 - October 22, 2017

 

Heidi Lau’s practice centers on the recreation of histories that have been lost to time. Colonial history, folk Taoist mythology and provincial superstitions provide essential source material through which her work explores homelessness and nostalgia. Painstakingly crafted and glazed by hand, her ceramic work is modeled after ritual objects, columns, funereal monuments, and fossilized creatures, while simultaneously deconstructing, and rebuilding these models into new hybrid forms.

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June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017

June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 

fifty five years
my life in blood and panels
and brown gay ink

 

Bronx-born Puerto Rican cartoonist and educator Ivan Velez exhibits a series of drawings related to comics, as well as his activist work spanning his thirty-year career. 

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May 6, 2017 to November 2017

May 6, 2017 to November 2017

 

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance and the Bronx Museum of the Arts are pleased to present FLOW, an annual summer art exhibition located on Randall’s Island in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the history and ecology of the island through artistic expression. FLOW.17 will feature the Island of Empirical Data and Other Fabrications a series of site-specific installations conceived by Rose DeSiano, an alumna of the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

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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.

 

Events

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Friday, August 25, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a Bronx StorySLAM hosted by The Moth. Arrive by 7pm for the opportunity to put your name in The Moth “hat.”  At 7:30pm names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage to tell a five minute story about the theme of the evening "ORIGINS". Of the ten featured storytellers, one winner is chosen.

 

Prepare a five-minute story about beginnings. Lightbulbs illuminating, shells cracking, cocoons giving way to metamorphosis. Transitions and transformations. Bring us your tales of catalysts big and small, from puberty to graduations or first crushes to experiments. The impetus, the springboard, your back story. Like every hero, we know you started somewhere.

 

Tickets are $10 and will be available two weeks prior to the event. Please check back for details.

 

There are a limited number of free tickets for Bronx Residents. To RSVP please email info@bronxmuseum.org

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Friday, August 25, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an open mic night with poet Bobby González. Participants from the Spoken Word 101 workshop series invite you to hear their work and share your own. 

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Saturday, August 26, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy the last days of summer with an afternoon of family art-making activities in the outdoors. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/guardian.

 

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden, 401 E 143rd St.

 

Pre-register tinyurl.com/FAAug2017

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Saturday, August 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for some music in the sun with Lady Moon & the Eclipse.

 

Location: Willis Ave Community Garden, 401 E 143rd St. 

 

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Friday, September 1, 2017, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Dance to special performances by DJ Eli Efi and Davi Vieira's Hip Hop Axe featuring Cissa Paz. Then wind down the evening with an outdoor screening of Martha & Niki, a documentary about two young Swedish women of African descent who became the first female champions of the Juste Debout in Paris, the largest Hip Hop street dance competition in the world.

 

Produced in collaboration with the New York African Film Festival and Asho Productions.

 

6:00pm Music by DJ Eli Efi
7:00pm Performance by Davi Vieira's Hip Hop Axe featuring Cissa Paz.
8:00pm Screening of Martha & Niki

 

Location: Joyce Kilmer Park

 

 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Learn more about our current exhibition Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial. Join us for a free, guided tour and Q & A with exhibiting AIM artists and curators.

 

Location: Lobby Galleries

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Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm

BX200’s Free Professional Development for Artists series continues with Using Social Media to Market Your Artwork with Ron Kavanaugh. This workshop will focus on maximizing social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and e-newsletters. The workshop will conclude with a networking party.

 

Email BX200PD@gmail.com for application details through September 4th. This workshop is made possible withpublic funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Get ready to Boogie! On Sunday, September 10 the center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd Street to 170th Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.

Free admission

¡Prepárate para el Boogie! Los domingos 10 de septiembre los carriles centrales del Grand Concourse, desde la calle 162 hasta la calle 170, estarán cerrados a la circulación vehicular y abiertos a un mundo de diversión a programas de música, arte y ejercicio gratuitos auspiciados por organizaciones dentro y fuera del Bronx.

Gratis

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Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

open | close | open is designed as an interactive piece, a game, a meditation for two. The artist, Milcah Bassel, invites you to come play on August 4 (6:30 - 8:30 pm), September 15 (6-8pm), and October 1 (2-6pm). Bassel’s 79 small square ceramic vessels constitute game pieces in a moveable grid, representing organs in the human body. The title is lifted from a poem by Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, that reflects on states of being open/closed/open during pre-birth/life/death.

 

Please be advised that open | close | open is only available to be touched when artist is present.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

 

Join RIPA's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet on 103rd Street Footbridge at 2:00pm to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few Polaroid cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing Island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.


Free admission. All ages welcome!

 

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and the New York Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Co-Lab is an interdisciplinary residency program intended to deepen local exposure to dance, celebrate the borough’s rich legacy with choreography, and foster connections to up-and-coming talent. For their open studio series, BxMA Co-Lab dance resident Zavé Martohardjono and visual artist Shani Peters will showcase their collaborative project. The  project explores lived political resistance in the body through dance, as well as considers shared cultural spaces as sites for release, joy, affirmation, self-care, and self-reflection.

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Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Join exhibiting artist Ivan Velez for a special Bronx Haiku Drink N Draw featuring great artists, live model monsters to draw accompanied by music and videos.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

open | close | open is designed as an interactive piece, a game, a meditation for two. The artist, Milcah Bassel, invites you to come play on October 1 (2-6pm). Bassel’s 79 small square ceramic vessels constitute game pieces in a moveable grid, representing organs in the human body. The title is lifted from a poem by Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, that reflects on states of being open/closed/open during pre-birth/life/death.



Please be advised that open | close | open is only available to be touched when artist is present.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

Join RIPA's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet on Randall's Island Connector at 2:00pm to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few Polaroid cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing Island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.

Free admission.  All ages welcome!

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and the New York Department of Parks and Recreation.