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Bronx Museum of the Arts: Apr 17 – Jun 21

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Bronx Stories in Celebration of National Poetry Month

Bronx Museum StoriesFriday, April 17, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Join us for an evening of poetry inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make your voice heard in our open mic. Produced in collaboration with poet, author, and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Monica S. Martinez.

Performances by poets El David, Julissa Rodriguez, and Tony Watts aka Mental Sins. Free Admission and Bar (donations accepted). Read more…

Free Admission and Bar (donations accepted)

Three Photographers from the Bronx: Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo
Three PhotographersOn view through June 14, 2015 Three Photographers from the Bronx showcases the work of Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo—three Bronx-born photographers who captured significant moments of societal and urban change in the borough and across the country during the 20th century. Read more…

Click here to view photo highlights from the Spring Open House posted on Facebook.

A Day on the South Bronx’s Grand Concourse
Bronx NYC GoSome visitors—and even native New Yorkers—are under the impression that an optimal stay in the South Bronx involves stepping off the subway, going to a Yankees baseball game and heading right back to the train. That impression is decidedly false. The area around the stadium is packed with cultural attractions and homey restaurants, all within walking distance of the train and one another. Click here to learn more about culture in the South Bronx.

Click here for more information on becoming a member of the Bronx Museum.

Exhibitions on view

Cuba Libre!
On view through March 19 to June 21, 2015
The recent announcement of a new re-engagement policy between the United States and Cuba has increased the level of expectation as to what the future of the island will be. While this new political openness will undoubtedly attract new markets and an influx of foreign investment, truly creative solutions for the local communities and their diverse culture will have to come from within. Read more…

Escape Route: Paintings and Drawings by Jeffrey Spencer Hargrave
On view through May 31, 2015
Escape Route: Paintings and Drawings by Jeffrey Spencer Hargrave will present a selection of works by the New York based artist created from 2011 to 2014 that deal with issues related to race, religion and sexuality. Since 1998 Hargrave has produced a compelling, deeply personal body of work incorporating painting, drawing, sculpture and video that explore the dynamics between race, sexuality and religion in relation to his upbringing in the south and early adulthood as an African American gay male coming to terms with racial and sexual identity. Read more…

Highlights from the Permanent Collection
On view through June 21, 2015
Born in Washington, D.C., in 1915, Elizabeth Catlett became the first student to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in 1940. Highly influenced by the ideas of Grant Wood, who prodded his pupils to work with subjects they knew best, Catlett decided to focus her work on the lives of African Americans, and particularly women. Read more…

Jaime Davidovich: Adventures of the Avant-Garde
On view through June 14
Jaime Davidovich is perhaps best known in New York for his original contributions to the video and television practices of the 1970s and early 1980s through Cable Soho and the Artists’ Television Network. Read more…

Raul Mourão. Please Touch
On view through June 21
Featuring three new works, the installation Please Touch conveys artist Raul Mourão’s awareness of the city, with its characters, architecture, objects and accidents. Displaced from their original sites and stripped of any function, mundane street elements are further altered in shape and scale by the artist. Read more…

Three Photographers from the Bronx: Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo
On view through June 14, 2015
Three Photographers from the Bronx showcases the work of Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo—three Bronx-born photographers who captured significant moments of societal and urban change in the borough and across the country during the 20th century. Read more…

Click here for complete exhibition details…

Around Town
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Bronx GuggenheimOn Kawara—Silence On view through May 3, 2015 Praised by the New York Times as “an enthralling experience,” On Kawara—Silence transforms the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda into a site for reflection on the personal and historical consciousness of time and space. The first comprehensive exhibition of Kawara’s practice, this exhibition includes every category of the artist’s work since 1964.. Read more…

Bronx Museum logo 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St
Bronx, New York 10456
718.681.6000
Website: http://BronxMuseum.org/

MUSEUM HOURS
Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
Friday 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Mon-Wed Closed

Admission: ALWAYS FREE
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Directions
BY SUBWAY: “D” or “B” to the 167 Street/Grand Concourse station. Exit at rear of station; walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks. “4” to the 161St/Yankee Stadium station. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165 St.
BY BUS: Bx1, Bx2, or BxM4 Express to 165 St
Google Maps directions

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