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Bronx Museum of the Arts: Mar 19 – Jun 21

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The Bronx Trolley: Artful Health

Bronx is VoguingOn Tuesday, March 19, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. In honor of its 25th Anniversary, the film Paris is Burning will be screened at the Bronx Museum, followed by a Q&A led by BronxWorks’ Sexual Health Promotion Through Youth Leadership youth as well as a Voguing Workshop led by Visual AIDS artist Kia LaBeija. The iconic film provides a dynamic and intimate portrait of the Harlem drag balls of the 1980s, where rival fashion “houses” competed for trophies and cash prizes in categories like “face,” “femme queen realness” and “voguing.”

Winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Paris is Burning celebrates how African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender New Yorkers, for whom racism, poverty, and homophobia were daily struggles, created a world of sustenance and joy. Presented in collaboration with Visual AIDS: Website: http://visualaids.org/ Read more… FREE ADMISSION

First Fridays! In Collaboration with Havana Film Festival

Bronx RumbaFriday, March 27, 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Kicking off the 16th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Bronx Museum will host a screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, followed by a special performance by Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTrance. Music by DJ ASHO.

By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen takes us on an historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York through the words and music of scholars, producers, artists and renowned musicians who continue to practice it today. Directed by Aristides Falcon Paradi. Read more… FREE ADMISSION

Produced in collaboration with Asho Productions and the Havana Film Festival New York.

Spring Season Open House

Bronx Season of HopeSunday March 29, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Executive Director Holly Block and the Bronx Museum’s Board of Trustees cordially invite you to attend the opening of our spring season. Music by DJ Afrika Bambaataa.

Bronx Museum Members tour at 2:00pm with curator Sergio Bessa and special guests. FREE ADMISSION RSVP to: http://agrandy@bronxmuseum.org/ Or call: 718-681-6000 ext:174 Read more…

Exhibitions on view

Bosco Sodi: Untitled
On view through March 15
Bosco Sodi’s paintings and sculptures play with notions of experimentation and material spontaneity. In his latest installation, Sodi utilized the remains of sculptures damaged during Hurricane Sandy as a foundation to create new, durable artworks that could transcend the limits of time. The waterlogged remnants were clumped onto a circular base, creating a cluster of stalagmite shapes over a period of time, which were then cast in bronze. Read more…

Craft and Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis
On view through April 12
Craft And Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis presents a new large sculpture by New York-based artist Aristides Logothetis created in 2014 that deals with issues related to the many ways visual signs are coded through culture, and then used as support of systems, constructs, and power hierarchies. Read more…

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…

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

The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx Museum Around TownThe Orchid Show: Chandeliers. February 28 to April 19, 2015. The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other. Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Save 20% off All-Garden Pass tickets when you buy online at http://nybg.org/ and use code 7111 and from February 28 to April 19, 2015.

Valid only when code 7111 is used online at http://nybg.org/ Valid for visits made February 28 through April 19. Offer subject to availability. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn with prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

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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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