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

In celebration of his exhibition Bronx Haiku artist Ivan Velez brings his unique brand of funky art happening to the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ivan Velez Drink N Draw: Mr. Papo's Living Haiku brings live models, amazing artists, great beats (by DJ Kevin), and off the hook fun. Cash bar with drink specials, free art supplies, videos, prizes, and art on sale.


Free admission


Want to pose and be immortalized distinguished and fabulous artists? Email or just show up ready to go.

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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a free, guided tour of selections from our current exhibitions.


Location: Lobby Galleries

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:00pm-10:00pm
First Fridays

BxMA Co-Lab dance resident Zavé Martohardjono and visual artist Shani Peters will continue their open studio series showcasing their collaborative work.

6:00pm – 8:00pm Free tours of the galleries
6:00pm – 8:00pm Children’s activity table
8:00pm Performance begins

Location: South Wing

BxMA Co-Lab and First Fridays! Dance are generously supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Membership and Special Events

Explore four private Upper West Side collections in support of The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Join us at the Museum's Fall Benefit for a unique opportunity to tour private art collections at five stunning homes. A light breakfast will kick off the day, followed by a walking tour to the collections of some of the Upper West Sides most renowned art collectors. The tour will be followed by a lunch and viewing of a fifth collection.

Tour and Lunch:
Members: $300         
Non-Members: $350
The non-tax deductible portion of each ticket is $50

For more information contact Allison Grandy at or 718-681-6000 x 174.

Purchase tickets online by clicking here.   

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00am-12:30pm

Bronx native Sam Goodman, an urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President, will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse, the borough’s major thoroughfare that’s also home to the Bronx Museum. Goodman visits key sites, provides a brief history of the Grand Concourse, and discusses the health issues impacting its communities.


Location: Meet at the Museum Lobby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for the opening reception for Angel Otero: Elegies, organized by Christian Viveros-Faune.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 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 ten names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage to tell a five minute story around a theme. In this case, the concept of a “roof”, inspired by Bronx Museum’s exhibiting artist Heidi Lau.

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