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Bronx Museum of the Arts: Feb 03 – Feb 14

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Readings & Conversations

Bronx Museum Readings and conversations Jan Feb 1Wednesday, February 3, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a very special reading of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century with co-editor Erika DeSimone. The celebration of Black History continues with BRONX:AFRICA, a multi-disciplinary arts exhibition at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College. Read more…

Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: North Wing Lobby

First Fridays! Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts
Featuring Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band

Bronx Museum Chris Washburne Jan Feb 1Friday, February 5, 6:00pm to 10:00pm; Concert begins 7:30pm Carnegie Hall comes to The Bronx! Join us for a special performance by trombonist Chris Washburne and his innovative Latin jazz group the SYOTOS Band.
Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band consistently push Latin jazz into new territory with their dissonant, driving sound and contemporary, up-tempo beats. Read more…

Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: Lower Gallery

Friends of Martin Wong Exhibition Tour
Led by Julie Ault and Alex Fialho

Bronx Museum Friends of Martin Wong Feb 16Saturday, February 6, Meet at 3:00pm in the North Wing Lobby. Human Instamatic curator Sergio Bessa will lead an exhibition tour and conversation with Julie Ault— founding member of the artists’ collective Group Material (1979–1996) and an enthusiastic follower and friend of Martin Wong’s work since the early 1980s —and Alex Fialho, programs manager at Visual AIDS, an organization dedicated to utilizing art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue and supporting HIV+ artists. Read more…

Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: North Wing Lobby. Image credit: Martin Wong, In the Studio, 1992

Winter Season Open House

Bronx Museum Winter Season Feb 16Wednesday, February 10, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Laura Blanco and Executive Director Holly Block cordially invite you to the opening reception for Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works. Read more…

5:00pm – Bronx Museum Members Tour of the exhibition with Michelle Stuart and guest curator Gregory Volk. RSVP to membership@bronxmuseum.org or call (718) 681-6000 ext. 120.

Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing and Galleries

Image credit: Michelle Stuart, Moby, 2015
Header credit: Michelle Stuart, Sacred Solstice Alignment, 1981-2014, Archival inkjet photographs from analog black and white photographs taken in 1981, Approx. 36.25 x 69.75 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, Photo Credit: Bill Orcutt

Family Affair: New York, I love You

Bronx Museum Family Affair Jan Feb 1Saturday, February 13, 1:00pm to 4:00pm Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family and friends at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Explore the exhibition Martin Wong: Human Instamatic and make your own artwork inspired by love in New York City. For children 12 and under with parent/guardian.
Click here to pre-register.
Free admission

Bronx Museum Spring Gala

Bronx Museum Spring Gala Feb 16Monday, March 14, 6:30pm at the Conrad New York.Celebrate Cuba with The Bronx Museum of the Arts at our annual benefit and auction, Wild Noise: Bronx/Havana, at the Conrad New York in Lower Manhattan.

Spend an evening with friends enjoying special performances, bidding on covetable artworks, and dining on delectable cuisine provided by Union Square Events, all in support of the Museum’s mission to provide free public programs, free admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education for future generations of Bronx natives. Read more…Read more >

To reserve your spot at this festive affair, contact Liliana Wolking at Liliana@livetreichard.com or 212.868.8450 x 204 or BUY TICKETS HERE.
Buy tickets here.
Free admission

Around Town: The Color of Comedy
Museum of the Moving Image

Bronx Museum Color of Comedy Feb 16Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm. 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY Museum of the Moving Image continues its annual collaboration with the Black Filmmaker Foundation with an afternoon forum on the intersection of race and comedy. The event will feature a screening of Harry Belafonte’s groundbreaking 1967 TV special A Time for Laughter: A Look at Negro Humor in America, followed by a lively discussion with comedians of color, including Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Leighann Lord, Mugga, Freddie Ricks, Alaudin Ullah, Ruperto Vanderpool, Tim Wynn and Mike Yard.

Tickets: $20 (Receive a 20% discount with the code COC20)
Purchase Tickets.

Bronx Museum Cafe Jan Feb 1

On view

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic
On view through February 14, 2016
Martin Wong: Human Instamatic is the first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999) since his untimely death. The exhibition traces Wong’s development as an artist, beginning with his transition from an introspective youth in San Francisco painting haunting self-portraits to his self-identification in the mid-1970s as the “Human Instamatic,” a street artist selling portraits of passersby in Eureka, CA. Read more…

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
On view through February 14, 2016
The Bangladeshi American Creative Collective (BACC) is proud to present Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh, This exhibit navigates the stories of its people, landscapes, and its position in the world. Read more…

Trees are Alphabets
On view through February 14, 2016
Trees Are Alphabets considers how the sun, rain, wind, and soil constantly transform the shapes of trees since evolving in primeval forests. McAdams sees in these transformations a vision of an epiphenomenon – like a text – that is forever changing. For the duration of the exhibition, McAdams will write with tree branches, in the hope to make space for a resonant poetic emanation to emerge out of this human-tree collaboration. Read more…

Click here for complete exhibition details…

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
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