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Bronx Museum of the Arts: Jan 28 – Feb 14

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1040 Lounge: Martin Wong: A Painter among the Ruins

Bronx Museum 1040 Lounge Jan Feb 1Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm to 9:00pm Co-curator of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic Sergio Bessa will moderate a panel discussion looking back at the state of downtown New York’s Lower East Side in the 1970s, a period which Wong immortalized in his work. The presentation will feature leading figures in architecture and design including Benjamin Binstock, David Freeland, Peter Kwong, and Marvin Taylor. Read more…
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing

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

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

Around Town: WQXR’s Classical Moonlighters Competition

Calling all amateur classical musicians! For the first time ever, passionate amateurs from the tri-state area will have the opportunity to take the stage at The Greene Space to compete for a live classical performance at Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium. Submit a simple video of your performance at WQXR.org/Moonlighters to enter. Finalists will be selected from each age category (13-18, 19-34 and 35+) to take the stage in May. The deadline for submissions is coming up soon – you don’t want to miss it!

Click here to learn more.

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…

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic
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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Header credit: Chris Washburne, 2015

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