The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts The only contemporary art museum in the Bronx. Free Admission Everyday.

The flagship cultural institution of the Bronx, founded in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts focuses on 20th-century and contemporary art, while serving the culturally diverse populations of the Bronx and the greater New York metropolitan area. The museum's home on the Grand Concourse is a distinctive contemporary landmark designed by the internationally-renowned firm Arquitectonica. The Bronx Mu

seum of the Arts maintains a permanent collection of 20th and 21st-century works by artists of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry. Additionally, the Museum collects works by artists for whom the Bronx has been critical to their artistic practice and development. The Museum's educational offerings spring from these central programs with outreach to children and families as well as adult audiences.

Whether you are an artist, art connoisseur or novice, or a young student or young at heart, The Bronx Museum offers some...
01/07/2024

Whether you are an artist, art connoisseur or novice, or a young student or young at heart, The Bronx Museum offers something for everyone. Contemporary art exhibitions, art commissions, professional development workshops for emerging artists, education programs for K-12 public school students, art-making classes for adults 55 and older, and talks and performances are offered year-round. The Bronx Museum is a place where creativity is unleashed, critical art discourses take center stage, and social connections are fostered.

Be a part of our community. Support The Bronx Museum! Donate now using the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bronxmuseum/donation.jsp?campaign=591&&test=true

Artists need career support, a strong network, and professional skills to turn their passion and creativity into a path ...
01/04/2024

Artists need career support, a strong network, and professional skills to turn their passion and creativity into a path to lifelong success. Those starting up their artistic careers are the most vulnerable and at risk of switching careers to find other means to support themselves.

Please consider a gift in support of professional development, exhibitions, and talks for and by emerging artists. Donate using the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bronxmuseum/donation.jsp?campaign=591&&test=true

Photo Credit: Eduardo Fermin

Join us this Saturday, January 6th, to celebrate the closing weekend of Michael Richards: Are You Down? with a special d...
01/03/2024

Join us this Saturday, January 6th, to celebrate the closing weekend of Michael Richards: Are You Down? with a special documentary film screening, discussion, and exhibition walkthrough. ​This culminating event will highlight Richards’ powerful sculpture and drawing practice, his friendships, the circumstances of his passing on September 11, 2001, and his enduring influence on cultural communities in New York City, Miami, and beyond.

A screening of the 30-minute documentary on Michael Richards titled Are You Down?, directed by Juan Matos and Dennis Scholl, will be followed by a discussion moderated by Scholl, with artists william cordova and Dread Scott and Michèle Wong, Deputy Director at the Grey Art Gallery, all of whom were friends with Richards. After the screening and discussion, exhibition curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin will lead a walkthrough of the retrospective with cordova. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about Michael Richards from the perspective of those who knew him, offering an intimate look into Richards’ art, life, and legacy.

2pm–3pm, Documentary Screening and Discussion
3:15pm–4pm, Exhibition Walkthrough

RSVP for free using the link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-discussion-and-exhibition-walkthrough-tickets-780322996087?aff=oddtdtcreator

Image Credit: Michael Richards and Carolyn Swiszcz in his studio in Miami Beach, 1998. Courtesy of Nina Ferre Cohen.

01/02/2024

It’s a wrap! 2023 may be over, but our work never ends. Make your gift matter in 2024 by supporting the many exhibitions and programs that make The Bronx Museum a home for artists, youth, and families. Donate using the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bronxmuseum/donation.jsp?campaign=591&&test=true

Here is how you can make a difference through a donation to The Bronx Museum :

$25,000 You help support one of The Bronx Museum’s upcoming exhibitions featuring Bronx and BIPOC artists, including the AIM Biennial running from January through June 2024.

$10,000 An artist creates new work through the commissioning fund

$5,000 400-500 youth and their parents/caretakers take part in The Bronx Museum’s monthly Family Day filled with art making activities, tours and performances, at no cost

$1000 One teen participates in Teen Council or Teen summer program AND receives a stipend

$500 One adult 55 or older participates in an art-making workshops, Lifelong Studio, at no cost

$250 A public school classroom visits The Bronx Museum for a guided exhibition tour and art-making workshop

$100 Youth receive quality art supplies for art-making programs at The Bronx Museum

$50 Every dollar $50 or under maintains The Bronx Museum’s FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY policy, now entering its 12th year

Thank You for being a part of the Bronx Museum’s Family in 2023, and we look forward to seeing you at the museum often in 2024!

Enjoy these photos of our Family Day: Winter Wonderland event from Saturday, December 9th. Special thanks to Jasim Peral...
12/15/2023

Enjoy these photos of our Family Day: Winter Wonderland event from Saturday, December 9th. Special thanks to Jasim Perales and bandmates of Afro Latin Jazz for providing live music! And thanks to everyone who joined us and participated in the festive art-making activities. !🎨🌟

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Congratulations to the participants in our Lifelong Studio: Bookmaking workshop, led by our educator Wildriana, which fi...
12/12/2023

Congratulations to the participants in our Lifelong Studio: Bookmaking workshop, led by our educator Wildriana, which finished today with a culminating celebration. In this 8-week workshop, specifically for adults 55 and older, each participant learned a variety of artistic techniques to make their own book and collaborated on a larger single book project. We were so happy to celebrate their beautiful work!

🎉✨ Join us for a Family Day: Winter Wonderland! ❄️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit on Saturday, December 9...
12/04/2023

🎉✨ Join us for a Family Day: Winter Wonderland! ❄️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit on Saturday, December 9th, from 1-4pm. 🗓️✨

Get ready for an afternoon of festive art-making activities. There's something for everyone!🖌️🎨🌟 Don't miss out on the joyous celebration! Reserve your FREE spot now by registering with the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/z16aqe0u0fw1j1e/

Save the Date for March 18, 2023, for The Bronx Museum Gala and Art Auction honoring Sanford Biggers and Samara Joy.
11/14/2023

Save the Date for March 18, 2023, for The Bronx Museum Gala and Art Auction honoring Sanford Biggers and Samara Joy.

Join curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin for a tour of the retrospective Michael Richards: Are You Down? They will di...
11/13/2023

Join curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin for a tour of the retrospective Michael Richards: Are You Down? They will discuss Michael Richards’s visionary artworks, highlighting his incisive sculpture and drawing practice as well as themes he engaged throughout his body of work. Levin and Fialho will also speak to collaborating with Richards’s family and friends to honor his life and legacy and to continue to share his artwork. Richards’s cousin Dawn Dale, longtime steward of his estate, will also be present for the event.

The tour will begin in the Museum’s lobby. RSVP is not required, walk-ins are welcome.

🎃👻Happy Halloween! 🎃👻Enjoy these photos of our Family Day on Saturday, October 28th, from 1-3pm. We enjoyed seeing every...
10/31/2023

🎃👻Happy Halloween! 🎃👻

Enjoy these photos of our Family Day on Saturday, October 28th, from 1-3pm. We enjoyed seeing everyone’s smiling faces and creative costumes. 🎃🖌️

If you missed this event, don't worry! Our next Family Day will take place on Saturday, December 9, from 1-4pm. Stay tuned for future announcements, and join us for more art-filled adventures. 🌟

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ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO APPLY: Applications are due by 11:59 PM Wednesday, November 1st. The Bronx Museum is currently a...
10/30/2023

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO APPLY: Applications are due by 11:59 PM Wednesday, November 1st.

The Bronx Museum is currently accepting applications for the 44th cycle of the AIM Fellowship program!

The AIM Fellowship is a nine-month professional development program offering no-cost career-boosting resources to aspiring artists who are at the early stages of their careers and seek to make a serious commitment to artistic practice as a profession.

Through an intensive series of professional development seminars and network-building activities, AIM Fellows are offered intimate access to leading experts and cultural producers who guide artists on the practicalities of developing a sustainable art practice. Join a growing community of over 1,200 artists who have participated in this storied career development program.

Apply now through November 1st using the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.submittable.com/submit

Come celebrate our new Emerging Patrons group with a private studio visit with Angel Otero in Bushwick! The event is fre...
10/27/2023

Come celebrate our new Emerging Patrons group with a private studio visit with Angel Otero in Bushwick!

The event is free when you join as an Emerging Patron. As a member, you'll meet others who want to support emerging artists and reflect the Bronx's vibrant communities, while learning from the art world's leading lights in a convivial atmosphere. Catering to art enthusiasts passionate about our mission to connect diverse audiences to the urban experience. Please come and bring friends!

Saturday, November 4
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Address provided upon RSVP
RSVP to [email protected]

Join now! Link in bio.

🎨 Join us for Family Day at The Bronx Museum! 🎨🗓️ Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th, from 1-3pm!Looking for...
10/23/2023

🎨 Join us for Family Day at The Bronx Museum! 🎨

🗓️ Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th, from 1-3pm!

Looking for a fun, creative family outing? Look no further! Join us at The Bronx Museum for a fantastic afternoon of ART and FUN!

🖌️ Event Highlights:

🎃 Costumes Encouraged!
🖼️ Free drop-in family art activities
🎉 Open to ALL ages
🆓 FREE Admission (No registration required)

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to create, connect, and celebrate art with your family. See you at The Bronx Museum on October 28th!

📍 Location: The Bronx Museum
🕐v Date and Time: Saturday, October 28th, 1-3pm

Become a Bronx Museum Member today and take advantage of Members-Only events!  We empower our 90%+ BIPOC communities thr...
10/17/2023

Become a Bronx Museum Member today and take advantage of Members-Only events!

We empower our 90%+ BIPOC communities through essential cultural and educational resources, making art accessible to EVERYONE. Your membership donation enables us to continue presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions, hosting hundreds of education and public programs each year, and offering free admission to every person who walks through our doors.

Join Now! Use the link below!

https://bronxmuseum.org/make-a-donation/support/become-a-member/

📸 Photo Recap of In Conversation: Michael Richards, New York, and the 1990sLast Thursday, The Bronx Museum held a panel ...
10/16/2023

📸 Photo Recap of In Conversation: Michael Richards, New York, and the 1990s

Last Thursday, The Bronx Museum held a panel conversation discussing late artist Michael Richards and his active role in community and practice throughout the 1990s, a storied time in the New York City art world.

Many thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to the moderator Jakeya Caruthers and the panelists Nicole Awai, Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Moukhtar Kocache, and Betti-Sue Hertz.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Bronx Museum is currently accepting applications for the 44th cycle of the AIM Fellowship program...
10/13/2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Bronx Museum is currently accepting applications for the 44th cycle of the AIM Fellowship program!

The AIM Fellowship is a nine-month professional development program offering no-cost career-boosting resources to aspiring artists who are at the early stages of their careers and seek to make a serious commitment to artistic practice as a profession.

Through an intensive series of professional development seminars and network-building activities, AIM Fellows are offered intimate access to leading experts and cultural producers who guide artists on the practicalities of developing a sustainable art practice. Join a growing community of over 1,200 artists who have participated in this storied career development program.

Apply now through November 1st using the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.submittable.com/submit

We are currently accepting registrations for the next Lifelong Studio workshop: The Art of Bookmaking!Lifelong Studio is...
10/06/2023

We are currently accepting registrations for the next Lifelong Studio workshop: The Art of Bookmaking!

Lifelong Studio is a series of sequential, hands-on artmaking workshops at The Bronx Museum for adults ages 55 and over. Each program is eight weeks long and culminates in an artmaking project and final celebration. Programs are entirely free, but we ask that participants commit to attending all sessions.

To learn more and to register for free, click the link below!

https://bronxmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/zddn0ri1ahkr2z/

10/05/2023

Next Thursday, October 12th at 7pm, join us for a panel conversation discussing exhibiting artist Michael Richards and his active role in community and practice throughout the 1990s, a storied time in the New York City art world.

Offering a personal portrait of Michael Richards and a chronology of his time in New York City, this dynamic conversation will animate Richards’s creative histories across The Bronx Museum, Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Studio Museum in Harlem, REPOhistory artists’ collective, and more.

Panelists include:
Nicole Awai, artist, Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship alum
Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Deputy Director Emerita of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and former Director of The Studio Museum in Harlem
Moukhtar Kocache, former Director of Programs and Services at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Betti-Sue Hertz, Director and Chief Curator, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University and former Director of Longwood Arts Project

This conversation will be moderated by Jakeya Caruthers, Assistant Professor, English and Africana Studies, Drexel University.

Register for free using the link below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-michael-richards-new-york-and-the-1990s-tickets-714842110997?aff=oddtdtcreator

Fall 2023 Teen Council applications are now open! The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for a four-month paid i...
09/26/2023

Fall 2023 Teen Council applications are now open! The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for a four-month paid internship. Teen Council members will explore the arts, be part of a museum, collaborate with their peers on multiple projects, and build their resumes.

Created in 2005, the Bronx Museum Teen Council offers opportunities for young people to engage deeply with contemporary art and the museum space. In this intensive after-school program, teens express and discuss ideas and create art relating to issues affecting young people today.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 4th, 11:59 pm

Read more and apply via the link below!

https://bronxmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/z1r897me02oe4ua/

🎨 Spend the afternoon at The Bronx Museum creating art! 🖌️On Saturday, September 30th, from 2-3:30pm join us for Family ...
09/25/2023

🎨 Spend the afternoon at The Bronx Museum creating art! 🖌️

On Saturday, September 30th, from 2-3:30pm join us for Family Time intergenerational art activities inspired by “Michael Richards: Are You Down?”

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

Thank you Assembly Member Latoya Joyner for supporting The Bronx Museum's exhibitions, education and community programs,...
09/20/2023

Thank you Assembly Member Latoya Joyner for supporting The Bronx Museum's exhibitions, education and community programs, which are accessible to all via our long-standing Free Admission policy. We are honored to receive this $125,000 check you presented today!

09/20/2023

The Bronx Museum is currently accepting applications for the 44th cycle of the AIM Fellowship program!

The AIM Fellowship is a nine-month professional development program offering no-cost career-boosting resources to aspiring artists who are at the early stages of their careers and seek to make a serious commitment to artistic practice as a profession.

Through an intensive series of professional development seminars and network-building activities, AIM Fellows are offered intimate access to leading experts and cultural producers who guide artists on the practicalities of developing a sustainable art practice. Join a growing community of over 1,200 artists who have participated in this storied career development program.

Apply now through October 18th using the link below.

https://bronxmuseum.submittable.com/submit

On Thursday, October 5th at 7pm join The Bronx Museum and New York Film Festival for a free screening of Going to Mars: ...
09/18/2023

On Thursday, October 5th at 7pm join The Bronx Museum and New York Film Festival for a free screening of Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson (2023).

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition, this beguiling documentary portrait follows poet and activist Nikki Giovanni as she approaches 80. The film explores Giovanni’s Afrofuturist-feminist philosophical outlook as well as her poignant relationship with her family, her political audacity, and her poetic eloquence, all knit together with a constant eye and ear for its subject’s own aesthetic verve. Looking back at a personal life and history cast in the long shadow of American racism, and forward to hopeful, possible futures, Giovanni acts as our guide and narrator, with refreshingly unorthodox filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson refraining from traditional chronologies or talking-head conventions. Going to Mars is fueled by constant intellectual engagement and radical imagination in the search for emotional and political fulfillment in a world of disenfranchisement. An HBO Documentary Films release.

This free film screening is in partnership with the 61st New York Film Festival. Free registration is required; walk-ins will be accommodated if capacity allows.

Register for free using the link below.

Image: Still from Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project. Photo courtesy of Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-going-to-mars-the-nikki-giovanni-project-tickets-719950510357?aff=oddtdtcreator

📸 Enjoy these photos from last Friday, September 8th, of the opening reception for the exhibition "Michael Richards: Are...
09/15/2023

📸 Enjoy these photos from last Friday, September 8th, of the opening reception for the exhibition "Michael Richards: Are You Down?”

🎉🎉🎉 We are thankful for everyone who came to the opening reception and to the curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, and to Uptown Vinyl Supreme for providing music for the night 🎶🎶🎶

This retrospective reflects not only Richards's incisive aesthetic but also the timeless relevance of his themes - Blackness, flight, spirituality, police brutality, and more. Deep gratitude to Moca Nomi for originating the exhibition and gratitude to the North Carolina Museum of Art, where the show was recently on view.

🗓️ On View: Sep 8, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024
📍The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand
Concourse, Bronx, NY

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Twenty-two years ago, Michael Richards was working in his studio at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in the World Tr...
09/11/2023

Twenty-two years ago, Michael Richards was working in his studio at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in the World Trade Center. Richards was one of the thousands of lives we continue to remember on this anniversary of September 11. His life, legacy, and art are commemorated in the recently opened survey “Michael Richards: Are You Down?” on view through January 7, 2024. Richards’s work continues to inspire new generations.

Image: Michael Richards with “Consume” (1993) at The Bronx Museum in 1994. Photograph by Mel Wright.

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