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Bronx Museum of the Arts: May 06 – Jun 21

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Readings & Conversations: Ghetto Brother

Bronx Readings May 6Wednesday, May 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour stops at the Bronx Museum where author Julian Voloj will discuss his graphic novel Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker with Benjamin Melendez, the protagonist of the book, as well as Joseph Mpa, a former Black Panther activist. Read more…
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

Senior Thursdays

Bronx Seniors May 6Begins Thursday, May 7, 11:00am to 2:00pm In honor of Senior Citizens Month, the Bronx Museum is offering FREE guided tours for seniors every Thursday in May. Bring your friends and enjoy fun and engaging conversations about the artwork on view in our galleries. Read more…
Free admission and refreshments

1040 Lounge: PEN World Voices Festival

Bronx 1040 May 6Thursday, May 7, 1:00pm to 8:00pm The Bronx Museum of the Arts partners with The Bronx Writers Center at the Bronx Council of the Arts and the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to host two workshops for writers followed by a panel of noted African writers in conversation about the importance of elders in life and art. Gain insights into Festival authors’ inspiration and methods, and take away some fresh ideas for your own writing. Co-sponsored by Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Read more…
1:00pm to 3:00pm: “Writing Fiction from Memories,” workshop with author Chantel Acevedo
3:30pm to 5:30pm: “Finding One’s Voice in Writing,” workshop with author Billy Kahora
6:30pm to 8:00pm: “The Witnesses,” a discussion featuring Vinie Burrows and noted African writers Boubacar Boris Diop, Yusef Komunyakaa, Achille Mbembe, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested); RSVP required at worldvoices.pen.org

1040 Fitness!

Bronx Fitness May 6Begins Thursday, May 14, 7:00pm to 8:30pm Warm up in a series of five fitness classes at the Bronx Museum! Get a lesson on movement, culture, and style, and break a sweat while you’re at it. This week, Michelle González of Sweet Water Dance & Yoga, a Bronx studio located steps away from Yankee Stadium, will lead visitors through a low-intensity yoga class. Read more…

Bronx KIND May 6More 1040 Fitness classes: May 21, 28, June 4 and 11
Free admission. Each class is followed by refreshments donated by KIND Snacks.

In the Media

Bronx In the media May 6Biennial Preview: Wild Noise at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Bronx Museum director Holly Block on bringing US urban art to Havana

At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, an exhibition by the Bronx Museum of the Arts kicks off a two-year collaboration between the two institutions. Timed to coincide with the Biennial, Wild Noise brings urban art from the Bronx Museum’s collection to the Havana art scene. Read more…

Exhibitions on view

Cuba Libre! Works from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection
On view through June 21, 2015
Cuba Libre!, which opened in light of the recent announcement of a new re-engagement policy between the United States and Cuba, features works by Cuban artists including by Ricardo G. Elias, José Angel Toirac, Eduardo Ponjuan, Humberto Castro, Tonel, Adonis Flores, Tommas Esson, Carlos Garaicoa, Sandra Ramos, and others Read more…

Escape Route: Paintings and Drawings by Jeffrey Spencer Hargrave
On view through May 31, 2015
Escape Route presents will present a selection of works by the New York based artist created from 2011 to 2014 that deal with race, religion and sexuality 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…

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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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