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June 23, 2021 – October 24, 2021

Amerika. God Bless You If It’s Good To You is an exhibition of flat works and performance collaborations of twelve new and recent drawings and mixed media collages by Harlem-based artist Wardell Milan. Split into two parts, the exhibition explores the undergirding of contemporary America. The first portion of the exhibition, comprising new works on paper, explores the insidious normalcy of White supremacy in America. At the heart of the exhibition is the question: “What do terrorists do when they’re not terrorizing?” This inquiry pushes the artist’s assertion that racial violence is interwoven into the fabric of American life, and is an indiscriminate presence in public and private realms––from the Bayou to the Bronx. The second section of the show, which is housed in a site-specific chapel structure, designed by Billy Ray Morgan, explores the idea of “Safe Space” for communities that have been historically oppressed. This chapel space, modeled after the Rothko Chapel, will set the stage for a series of collaborative performances, choreographed by Milan and Zachary Tye Richardson, and unpack the need for safety interlinked through histories of violence; to be affirmed and celebrated. Within this chapel, these irrepressible bodies cannot be flattened but must be reckoned with. 

 

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April 28, 2021 - September 26, 2021 (extended)

Born in Flames: Feminist Futures is a constellation of imagined world-scapes projected by fourteen contemporary artists. Set within the space of an exhibition, the artwork presented is a projection of the artists’ larger visions about futurity. Each section of the show is a microcosmic speculation on what could have been, what is, or what is to come. These worlds are steeped in lessons of our complicated pasts, peppered with the ravages of oppression but also blooming joys. Their work critically examines current struggles for equity by exploring strategies for justice and equality through multifaceted futurisms. 

 

Born in Flames: Feminist Futures (Nacer En Llamas: Futuros Feministas) es una constelación de mundos-paisajes imaginados en las proyecciones de quince artistas contemporáneas. Enmarcado en el espacio de una exhibición, las obras son una proyección de las visiones ampliadas de lxs artistas acerca de la futuridad. Cada sección de la muestra es una especulación micro cósmica de lo que podría haber sido, lo que es, y lo que está por venir.  Estos mundos están impregnados de las lecciones de nuestros complicados pasados, salpicados de los estragos de la opresión, pero también de las alegrías florecientes. Sus obras examinan críticamente las luchas actuales por la equidad a través de la exploración de estrategias para la justicia y la equidad a través de futurismos multifacéticas. 

 

Upcoming

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November 10, 2021 - March 20, 2022

From November 10, 2021, to March 20, 2022, the Bronx Museum will present Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial showcasing the work of 68 early career artists from the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program. The fifth edition of Bronx Calling is co-organized by Ian Cofre (Director, PS 122 Gallery) and Eva Mayhabal Davis (Co-Director, Transmitter).

Past

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November 24, 2020 - April 24, 2021

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is expanding outside with #SeeMeBronx, an interactive project about visibility, intersectionality, and identity. The project kicks off the Museum's 50th anniversary, which is focused on visibility as a tenet of social justice. As we take off into our next fifty years, we hope to reaffirm our mission as an admission-free, liberated space for communities to come to enjoy art and have important conversations. #SeeMeBronx was created as a way to spark conversations within our many intersecting communities about identity, equity, and inclusion. Sometimes the best way to dive into dialogue is by asking tough but important questions. We hope you will join us in shaping the conversation with your queries. 

 

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September 9, 2020 - April 4, 2021

For over two decades, Biggers has been developing a singular body of work that is deeply informed by African American history and traditions, and sustains a rich dialog with contemporary art on a national and international level, referencing urban culture, the body, sacred geometry, and American symbolism. The title of the Bronx Museum exhibition, Codeswitch, refers to both the artists’ quilt series known as the Codex series and to the idea of code-switching itself, or shifting from one linguistic code to another depending on the social context. The Codex series includes mixed media paintings and sculptures done directly on or made from pre-1900 antique quilts.

 

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September 9, 2020 - January 10, 2021

While celebrating Parlá’s roots in the hip-hop energy of the Bronx, this series of paintings address the suffering caused by redlining policies, the waves of displacement imposed by gentrification, and structural racism. It’s Yours encourages viewers to question ownership in New York’s rapidly changing neighborhoods. In addition to large-scale paintings in the museum’s gallery, the exhibition features Parlá’s sketchbooks and drawings from age ten to seventeen as well as site specific responses in the lobby and outdoors that seek to integrate the museum with the city.

 

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August 20, 2020 - October 1, 2020

This online exhibit presents art created and curated in the 2020 Teen Summer program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in July-August 2020. Throughout the four weeks of this paid intensive program, two cohorts of 12 teens discussed art, the role of museums in New York City, and their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, and participated in virtual studio sessions during which these pieces were created.

 

The exhibition is organized in four sections:

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July 23, 2020 - November 23, 2020 (extended)

Alicia Grullón’s new series of photographs, March to June: At Home with Essential Workers, continues her exploration of the self-portrait as a participatory process. Through her work, she documents her experience as a woman of color as well as a member of a community at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 
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This online exhibit was curated by the 2019-20 Teen Council cohort at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in May 2020. REVERSE REVERSE: BRING IT BACK, BRING IT BACK invited teen artists throughout New York City to submit work reflecting their experiences, memories of, and nostalgia for the last two decades.

 

The exhibit is organized in four sections:

 

COMING OF AGE

IMAGINARY REALM

POP CULTURE

SPACES AND PLACES