The South Bronx Portraits by John Ahearn & Rigoberto Torres:  Honoring our community’s creative hearts, minds, and souls
October 26, 2022 - April 30, 2023

Organized by Amy Rosenblum-Martín in collaboration with Ron Kavanaugh, Executive Director, Literary Freedom Project.


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).