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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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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.

 

 

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This program features a collection of documentary videos created by participants in The Bronx Museum’s Teen Council and Teen Summer programs. For over 14 years participants in these programs have interviewed artists, activists, and other community anchors to learn how they contribute to the richness of arts and culture in the Bronx and beyond. Through this process teens develop deep, career-enhancing skills and begin to see themselves as agents of change in their immediate communities and the wider world. 

 

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March 27, 2019 to September 1, 2019

It has been a long tradition among philosophers and writers to praise uselessness as a means to stress the importance of spiritual activities and creations without clear functional aims. Aristotle, for one, established early on that knowledge was valuable in itself, not for providing practical utility—a notion frequently forgotten today. To praise inutility, thus, has been a reaction to the materialistic values promoted by capitalist society, which has been criticized for its lack of moral and spiritual values. 

 

Events

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Discover the Grand Concourse's rich history through its Art Deco architecture and design from the 1920s and 30s with the Art Deco Society of New York expert and Bronx historian Sam Goodman.

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00PM

Save the date for the first Friday of the month for a glass of wine and conversation in conjunction with our latest exhibition The LIfe and Times of Alvin Baltrop. More details to come. 

The BxMA Ball
October 3, 2019
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is the only contemporary arts museum in NYC that is free 100% of the time. Through free admissions we encourage diversity and inclusivity and access to award winning exhibitions, educational and public programs.
 
On Thursday, October 3, 2019, we will celebrate the museum at our inaugural BxMA Ball. The ticket proceeds will raise much needed funds for  free admissions to our internationally recognized exhibitions and educational programming.