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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).

 

Upcoming

September 2023 - February 2024 (exact dates to be determined)

A long awaited, posthumous retrospective of artist Tina Girouard, a pioneer in performing art installations, dance, decorative art and video. Girouard played a catalytic role in the 1970s SoHo art scene in New York City, helping to found the experimental gallery 112 Greene Street and the artist-run restaurant Food.

May - August 2023 (exact dates to be determined)

As moving as it is complex, the multifaceted work of Darrel Ellis (1958–1992) restages a lost vision of Black selfhood and domesticity. His oeuvre has presented a formidable challenge to curators and scholars over the last thirty years for its unfinished tenor, a perception heightened by his untimely death due to AIDS-related causes at age 33. Although Ellis’ work was included in important contemporary surveys during his lifetime, including the 1989 exhibition Witnesses:  Against Their Vanishing, organized by Nan Goldin, only now is it beginning to garner the attention it deserves. The exhibition Darrel Ellis: Regeneration offers the first comprehensive, scholarly survey of this pioneering artist, whose highly original merging of painting, printmaking, and photography anticipated current artistic interest in archive, appropriation, and personal narrative.

October 26, 2022 - April 30, 2023

This large-scale survey exhibition will feature over 120 artworks and archival materials spanning four decades of the artists' careers drawn from the Bronx Museum’s Permanent Collection as well as from private collections. In addition, works in the artists' personal collections will be shown in public for the first time, together with rarely seen Polaroid photographs of the South Bronx residents portrayed in their sculptures. A catalog will feature a graphic novel about the people in the portraits, as well as amply illustrated essays by noted scholars. The interactive exhibition design will be created by Bronx-based architect Jorge Plazas (Sir David Adjaye's collaborator) and Darío Nuñez-Ameni (Bronx-born artist Vito Acconci's studio architect).

October 12, 2022 - April 9, 2023

Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens examines the myths and realities of local, familial and ancestral histories and the convoluted notion of freedom in a country fraught with oppression and racism.  In particular, The Bronx has served as a sanctuary for immigrant and migrant communities over the last 120 years, including for Abigail DeVille and several generations of her family who have lived in the area and were part of the Great Migration. With a humanizing lens, DeVille’s work utilizes found materials and detritus to unearth forgotten narratives of communities of color. When these communities seek to reach another realm in pursuit of happiness, what does freedom mean? DeVille describes freedom as “amorphous, shapeshifting, and elusive” as her work further explores issues of identity, culture, and class. 

April 27, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Celebrating the Bronx Museum’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition pays homage to the generosity of hundreds of supporters who have contributed to our Permanent Collection now encompassing 2,500 works of art in all media. The thematic layout of the exhibition will present new acquisitions, alongside seldom seen treasures with a strong emphasis on art that relates to the Bronx, the Latinx experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean. These permanent holdings testify to the Bronx Museum’s ambition to provide enriching experiences, connections and engagement with great art for the benefit of our Bronx communities and beyond. 

April 6, 2022 - September 4, 2022

Starting at the young age of fifteen, Brooklyn born photographer Jamel Shabazz identified early on the core subject of his lifelong investigation: the men and women, young and old, who invest the streets of New York City with a high degree of theater and style, mixing traditions and cultures. Despite following a celebrated tradition of street photography that includes Gordon Parks, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander, it is to his credit that Shabazz has been one of the first photographers to realize the joyous, infectious potential of youth culture in neighborhoods such as East New York, Cypress Hill, East Flatbush and Bed-Stuy. A formidable archive of New York’s diverse communities in the outer boroughs, this exhibition pays homage to Jamel Shabazz’s illustrious career of over forty years documenting the vibrant interaction of New Yorkers with their neighborhoods. 

Past

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November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018

November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018.

 

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect includes over 100 artworks by the artist, rarely seen materials from his archive, and immersive film projections. On view beginning November 2017, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect is organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa, Bronx Museum Director of Curatorial and Education Programs; and Jessamyn Fiore, independent curator and co-director of the Matta-Clark Estate. Following the Bronx Museum presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia and the Rose Art Museum, in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018

November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2017

 

Inspired by the boundless humanism in Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Susannah Ray has developed a new series of photographs on the waterways of New York City. In his poem, Whitman calls out to the tides, the gulls, the ferry passengers, the light, the clouds, the ships, the sailors, the waves, the cities on the far shore. In his eyes, all humans are divine, their reflected faces anointed by “fine spokes of light” in the passing waters. At the Bronx Museum, Ray will present a selection of images captured specifically in the Bronx.
 

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October 25, 2017 to April 29, 2018

October 27, 2017 to April 29, 2018

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is proud to present an exhibition focusing on a series of new paintings by Angel Otero. On view at the Bronx Museum from October 25, 2017 through April 29, 2018, this exhibition will highlight Otero’s commitment to making paintings and sculptures that mine and celebrate key examples of the art of the past. Angel Otero: Elegies is organized by guest curator Christian Viveros-Fauné.

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July 22, 2017 to October 22, 2017

July 22, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 

Now in its fourth cycle, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional development resources to emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition is organized by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; and the Bronx Museum’s Christine Licata, Director of Community and Public Programs; and, Heather Reyes, independent curator.

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July 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

July 19 - October 22, 2017

 

Heidi Lau’s practice centers on the recreation of histories that have been lost to time. Colonial history, folk Taoist mythology and provincial superstitions provide essential source material through which her work explores homelessness and nostalgia. Painstakingly crafted and glazed by hand, her ceramic work is modeled after ritual objects, columns, funereal monuments, and fossilized creatures, while simultaneously deconstructing, and rebuilding these models into new hybrid forms.

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February 17, 2017 to July 3, 2017

February 17, 2017 to July 3, 2017

 

Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje is an exploration of contemporary Cuban art from the 1970s to the present that looks at how Cuban artists both on the island and abroad have grappled with issues of identity, community, and the urban experience. Bringing together over 60 works by more than 30 artists from the Bronx Museum collection and other U.S. institutions and private collections, the exhibition will feature many artworks that will be publicly exhibited for the first time.

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March 1, 2017 to June 11, 2017

March 1, 2017 to June 11, 2017

 

Love Thy Neighbor is the third and final part of The Neighbors, an exhibition series guest curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy for The Bronx Museum of the Arts. In this third iteration of the series, “the neighbor” is characterized as the figure of the “Other,” that is, an entity viewed as distinctly foreign from the community, but who ultimately plays a role in the group. By centering on the representation of cultural difference, Love Thy Neighbor is meant to be an occasion for considering alterity, for how diversity sensibly builds society. The exhibition features new work by visual artists Firelei Baez, Ignacio González-Lang, and Irvin Morazan, with the intent of exploring the cultural processes of “othering.” 
 

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March 1, 2017 to July 3, 2017

March 1, 2017 to July 3, 2017

 

The seven-part painting Reflecting on the Familiar is Hauben’s attempt at capturing the sense of envelopment, enormity, and often, of the incomprehension that comes with living in the congested urban environment of The Bronx. Rather than depicting just a small portion of his expansive view, Hauben enlarges the scale to create a multi-faceted vision of the world around him.

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March 1, 2017 to June 25, 2017

March 1, 2017 to June 25, 2017

 

At the Bronx Museum’s Terrace, Arlene Slavin will present a group of sculptures from Intersections, a series that plays off the principle of the sundial. In these works, Slavin employs crisscrossed, translucent colored webs which remain stable, while the shadow created by the works is in perpetual change. In addition to the works on the Terrace, Slavin will also create a site-specific installation with colored films on the windows in the Museum’s Second Floor, producing a modern riff on stained glass.

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June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017

June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 

fifty five years
my life in blood and panels
and brown gay ink

 

Bronx-born Puerto Rican cartoonist and educator Ivan Velez exhibits a series of drawings related to comics, as well as his activist work spanning his thirty-year career. 

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February 15, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Bronx-born photographer Clayton Frazier has balanced a career in special education and history with his work creating publicity and video presentations for companies such as CBS, Warner Brothers, Arista Records, the United Nations, in addition to his membership in the photographic and video unit of the New York District Attorney’s Office. For this exhibition, Frazier presents a series of photographs from his time in the music and television industry alongside documentary images from the island of Saint Dominique, known today as Haiti (as well as the Dominican Republic). 

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May 6, 2017 to November 2017

May 6, 2017 to November 2017

 

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance and the Bronx Museum of the Arts are pleased to present FLOW, an annual summer art exhibition located on Randall’s Island in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the history and ecology of the island through artistic expression. FLOW.17 will feature the Island of Empirical Data and Other Fabrications a series of site-specific installations conceived by Rose DeSiano, an alumna of the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

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January 4, 2017 - February 5, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, the Bronx Museum is featuring four works by the Bronx-born photographer Morton Broffman.

 

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January 4 – February 5, 2017

This month the Bronx Museum highlights the work of Brazilian artist Öyvind Fahlström. Working in a wide range of media and themes, Fahlström avoided affiliation with any art category throughout his brief albeit productive career. Equally influenced by surrealism, pop art, situationism, and even documentary filmmaking, Fahlström borrowed imagery and styles from comics and the media to create original and relevant artworks that unmask the absurdities of modern society.

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May 3, 2017 to May 29, 2017

May 3, 2017 to May 29, 2017

 

Organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council, this exhibition features artworks by New York City-based teen artists responding to the notion of time.