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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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May 8, 2019 to June 30, 2019

Organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council, Smells Like Teen Spirit features artwork created by New York City-based teen artists. Through an open call, young people were invited to submit artworks reflecting upon the experience of being a teenager today. From the submissions, Teen Council selected the artworks for their annual exhibition. 

 

 

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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. 

 

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March 6, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Widely regarded as a pioneer of video art, peter campus creates complex installations that engage and amuse, while leading the viewer in a journey of discovery and self-awareness. From the early closed-circuit video installations he began making in 1971 to the more recent work, campus’ entire oeuvre deals with processes of perception and vision, exploiting the specific characteristics of both the electronic and the digital image. His work provides a unique experience for the visitor, who activates the work while exploring their own image.

 

 

Events

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Every Saturday, May 18 through June 22, 2019, 1:00PM

A Spring series of Cartooning/Manga classes designed for the committed teen artist/writer that is interested in telling stories in different media. We focus on the dark terrifying side of Bronx mythology and legends and create short dynamic stories in manga and film forms. Free supplies provided, guest pro speakers, and all the monsters you can handle...   and then some. For more information or to register email comicculturex@gmail.com or call 347-427-7553.

Pass on Phase One automatically gets you into Phase Two.

 

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Photo Credit: Argenis Apolinario
May 30, 2019, 11:00AM - 3:30PM

Guests 65 and older are invited to a day of live entertainment, dancing, gallery tours, and more. Come early at 9AM for a special CommuniTea and hat making workshop with BRIO award-winning artist Michele Brody. RSVP here by Monday, May 27th for this free event. RSVP is required and space is limited. 

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Courtesy of The Moth
May 31, 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, WHEELS, inspired by Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing, on view at the Bronx Museum from March 27 - September 1, 2019. $15 tickets will be available for purchase on www.themoth.org one week prior to the event. A select amount of tickets will be available for free for Bronx residents.

 

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Image courtesy the artist
June 6, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00PM

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Executive Director Deborah Cullen cordially invite you to The Block Gallery for the opening of Pacifico Silano: Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word featuring new photographic work by AIM artist-in-residence, Pacifico Silano.

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June 8, 2019, 11:00AM - 1:30PM

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.

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Pacifico Silano. Photo: Argenis Apolinario
June 20, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00PM

In conjunction with Tribeca Art & Culture Night, join artist Pacifico Silano for a tour of the exhibition Pacifico Silano: Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word.