The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Museum implemented a universal free admission policy, supporting its mission to make arts experiences available to all audiences.


The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet.

Core Values

The Core Values are central to the work being completed by the Museum. They are a guide for the creation of new programs and exhibitions and one of the tools used for their evaluation as well.


BUILDING COMMUNITIES locally, city-wide, nationally and internationally through vibrant art, education, and public programs that promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas.


NURTURING CREATIVITY through public programs that support cultural expression and engage diverse audiences in the art and ideas of our time.


ENRICHING LIVES by creating meaningful experiences for all generations that promote personal discovery, exploration, and experimentation.


CONTRIBUTING TO THE BRONX by functioning as an economic catalyst and community anchor that makes the Bronx a great place to live, work, and gather.


FOSTERING INNOVATION by creating opportunities to explore diverse perspectives on new thoughts, ideas, and technologies.


To download the Museum Strategic Plan 2015-2020 please click here


In its first decade, The Bronx Museum of the Arts was housed in the public rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse located on Grand Concourse and 161st Street. In 1982, it moved five blocks north on the Concourse to 165th street into a former synagogue purchased and donated by the City of New York. As part of the Museum's initiative to expand the scope of its youth and family programs, it began an ambitious capital project to enhance its facility.  In February 2004, The Museum began construction on a 16,000 sq. ft. building to the north of the existing facility. Its design by the Miami-based firm Arquitectonica was awarded the "Excellence in Design" prize by The Art Commission of the City of New York in 2003. The $19 million space opened in October 2006 and features a major gallery, flexible events / program spaces, an outdoor terrace, and an entire floor dedicated to education programs and classrooms.

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1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456-3999

T: 718-681-6000

F: 718-681-6181









718-681-6000 ext. 131



718-681-6000 ext. 173

Permanent Collection

The Bronx Museum Permanent Collection is composed of over 1,000 artworks encompassing all media, and assembled under a policy that reflects the institution’s commitment to its surrounding communities and audiences.


In 2012, on the occasion of the Bronx Museum’s 40th Anniversary, a generous grant from the Ford Foundation supported the acquisition of over 40 new artworks, including major pieces by artists of historical significance, including Vito Acconci, Alvin Baltrop, Elizabeth Catlett, Juan Downey, Öyvind Fahlström, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and Martin Wong.

XM Café

Café Hours*

Wednesday through Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
*Open until 8:00pm on Friday and later during the week pending programming event


Happy Hour every Friday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Co-Lab Residency Program

The Museum's spacious facilities and unique architectural presence on the Grand Concourse makes it an ideal backdrop for all special occasions. 

Copyright Notice and Privacy Policy
Open Positions

The Bronx Museum of the Arts does not solicit or accept applications or résumés unless it is for a specific job listed on this website.  The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum encourages Women, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.

Board of Trustees
Financial Reports
FY2015 Annual Report

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