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Bronx Museum of the Arts: Apr 1 – Jun 21

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Readings & Conversations: Bronx Memoir Project

Bronx Museum ReadingsWednesday April 1 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the book Bronx Memoir Project by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Bronx Writers Center released the book –an unprecedented collection of over fifty fragments of Bronx memoirs, as penned by the borough’s residents, spanning generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes. Read more… FREE ADMISSION

Back in the Bronx Featuring Arlene Alda

Bronx Museum Arlene AldaSaturday, April 4, 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Author and photographer Arlene Alda joins us for a signing of her new book Just Kids from the Bronx. Alda will share personal anecdotes about growing up in the borough, and read excerpts and sign copies of her book. Rick Meyerowitz, Bronxite and New Yorker cartoonist featured in Alda’s book, will be a special guest. Lunch by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers is included in the ticket purchase.

If you are a Bronx Museum member or would like to become a member, please email info@bronxmuseum.org to reserve your ticket. If you would like to purchase a ticket without becoming a member, please visit Website: http://bronxmuseum.org/ Read more…

Bronx Museum Wall Street JournalConcrete Jungle Dreams
The Bronx has produced the likes of Al Pacino, Colin Powell and Daniel Libeskind. Read more… FREE ADMISSION

Bronx Stories in Celebration of National Poetry Month

Bronx Museum StoriesFriday, April 17, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Join us for an evening of poetry inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make your voice heard in our open mic. Produced in collaboration with poet, author, and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Monica S. Martinez.

Performances by poets El David, Julissa Rodriguez, and Tony Watts aka Mental Sins Read more…

Exhibitions on view

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…

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…

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
Click here to become a member…

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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