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Bronx Museum: Native American Edition


Bronx Museum

Wednesday, October 2, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Reading & Conversations

Hop off the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Culture Trolley at the Bronx Museum and listen to Bronx author Dr. Vijay Giles discuss her books Unusual L.e.m.o.n.a.d.e. and Unusual L.e.m.o.n.a.d.e. Too!.
Free guided tours of the galleries.

Unusual L.e.m.o.n.a.d.e. follows the journey of a troubled teen from elementary school to the completion of her doctoral studies despite urban blight, and offers an altruistic testimony about the worth of teachers and value of education. Dr. Giles states that the book was “written to expose realities of urban blight to educators and give a voice to the needs, issues, and choices of troubled youth—namely students in the public education system.” Unusual L.e.m.o.n.a.d.e. is oriented to educators, parents, and professionals struggling to educate troubled youth. Unusual L.e.m.o.n.a.d.e. Too! is oriented to schools, students, and community members.

More on Dr. Vijay Giles can be found here www.unusuallemonade.com/default.html

Friday, October 4, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

1040 Lounge
Celebrating and Promoting the Arts in the Bronx

Join us for artist talks and performances while enjoying drinks in the company of your neighbors.

Featuring artist collective BroLab, who designed a commissioned interactive hub currently installed in the Bronx Museum’s lobby. Presented by the Bronx Museum’s Community Advisory Council.

The collective BroLab was established in 2009 by five artists with similar ideas seeking something bigger than their individual practices. Rahul Alexander, Jonathan Brand, Adam Brent, Ryan Roa and Travis LeRoy Southworth have built a practice bridging art and design principles exploring minimalist objects, through which people can interact with both the artists and the work. BroLab’s broad vision includes public sculpture, placemaking, and site-specific interventions. In the canon of collective art, BroLab presents an alternative model by working intuitively and connecting art to a live activity of both making and engagement. More details on BroLab can be found here.

Location: North Wing Lobby – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The South Bronx Culture Trail and The Bronx Museum of the Arts present
Break Easy

A breaking and DJ/turntablist event hosted by Chief 69 and DJ Enygma that pays homage to breaking pioneers such as The Bronx Boys Rocking Crew, Rock Steady Crew, and DJ Grandmaster Flash—inventor of many of the earliest hip hop innovations including backspin and punch phrasing. Free and for all ages.

Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Bronx Stories
Native American Edition in Honor of Native American Day

Join us for an evening of storytelling, poetry, and music inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view at the Bronx Museum. Make your voice heard during our open mic. Featuring Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Candece Tarpley, and Charles Whalen. Produced in collaboration with storyteller, poet and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Bobby Gonzalez. Free admission!

Location: 2nd Floor North Wing and Galleries
Photo credit: Jeremy Dennis

Saturday, October 19, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Chazz Palminteri
Back in the Bronx Kickoff

If you are a “Bronxite” born and raised in the Bronx but haven’t returned in decades, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is welcoming you back to the borough with a series of special programs entitled Back in the Bronx. The series kicks off Saturday, October 19 from noon to 3pm and features actor Chazz Palminteri, who will be telling personal stories and anecdotes about growing up in the borough.

The program includes a nostalgic slideshow romp through the borough’s neighborhoods with Stephen Samtur, editor of Back in the Bronx newsletter. Lunch will be provided for all attendees by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers, whose menu will feature Chazz Palminteri’s favorite eggplant parmesan (as seen on the Food Network) and “A Bronx Tale” sandwiches.

A free, round-trip shuttle bus will be provided by the Museum from a mid-town location (tbd) and parking garages are also conveniently located near the Museum.

Reservations are required.
$5 for Museum members, $10 for non-members. Catered lunch is included. Contact the Bronx Museum’s membership department at 718-681-6000, ext. 174 for details.

Be sure to catch Palminteri’s performance of A Bronx Tale at Lehman College on October 17 at 7pm!

Save the Date

Sunday, October 20, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Open House

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Don Savelson, and Executive Director Holly Block cordially invite you to attend our fall/winter season Open House.

Member tour with curators and artists at 2pm. RSVP to membership staff by calling 718-681-6000, ext. 174. Becoming a member is easy at bronxmuseum.org/support/become-a-member

Save the Date

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tribeca Walking/Collection Tour
Fall Benefit for The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Explore rarely seen private collections in four stunning homes as part of this fall benefit supporting the Bronx Museum.

For more information, contact Julie Sengle at (718) 681-6000 x174 / jsengle@bronxmuseum.org.

Exhibitions on View
Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Only Hope
September 19, 2013 – February 9, 2014
Born in Recife, Brazil, Paulo Bruscky began his career in the late 1960s, becoming involved with the international mail-art movement and participating in Fluxus exhibitions around the world. In the following decades, he experimented with new media and performance. Bruscky’s work is documented in artist’s books, photographs, and other media. Organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.
“A survey of a Fluxus-influenced Brazilian artist who rejected the Concrete Art movement embraced by many of his peers.” – NY Times

Tony Feher
October 6, 2013 – February 15, 2014
A comprehensive survey of the works of American sculptor Tony Feher, this exhibition features key artworks that use everyday objects and found materials in a post-minimalist aesthetic, displaying the richness and complexity of Feher’s investigations. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated monograph and reveals Feher’s very personal vocabulary developed and refined over the past decades. Organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Director and Chief Curator of Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
Spanning 20 years, this survey focuses on an American sculptor known for his installations of plastic bottles and other everyday objects.” –NY Times

Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera
October 13, 2013 – February 16, 2014
The Bronx is considered one of the most diverse communities in America, as well as the home of Hip Hop and Salsa. For the families who have called this borough a home, Orchard Beach remains a treasured respite from the sweltering confines of the concrete jungle. Lawrence’s portraits of Orchard Beach’s summertime regulars celebrate the pride and dignity of the beach’s visitors.


1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St
Bronx, New York 10456

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
Click here to become a member

: Take the “D” or “B” to the 167 Street/Grand Concourse station. Exit at rear of station; walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.
Or take the “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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