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ABOUT

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Museum implemented a universal free admission policy, supporting its mission to make arts experiences available to all audiences.

MISSION

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet.

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1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456-3999

T: 718-681-6000

F: 718-681-6181

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES

info@bronxmuseum.org

 

TOURS

education@bronxmuseum.org

 

ARTIST IN THE MARKETPLACE

curatorial@bronxmuseum.org

 

PRESS

718-681-6000 ext. 131

press@bronxmuseum.org

 

RENTALS

718-681-6000 ext. 131

rentals@bronxmuseum.org

Permanent Collection

The Bronx Museum Permanent Collection is composed of over 1,000 artworks encompassing all media, and assembled under a policy that reflects the institution’s commitment to its surrounding communities and audiences.

 

In 2012, on the occasion of the Bronx Museum’s 40th Anniversary, a generous grant from the Ford Foundation supported the acquisition of over 40 new artworks, including major pieces by artists of historical significance, including Vito Acconci, Alvin Baltrop, Elizabeth Catlett, Juan Downey, Öyvind Fahlström, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and Martin Wong.

HISTORY

In its first decade, The Bronx Museum of the Arts was housed in the public rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse located on Grand Concourse and 161st Street. In 1982, it moved five blocks north on the Concourse to 165th street into a former synagogue purchased and donated by the City of New York. As part of the Museum's initiative to expand the scope of its youth and family programs, it began an ambitious capital project to enhance its facility.  In February 2004, The Museum began construction on a 16,000 sq. ft. building to the north of the existing facility. Its design by the Miami-based firm Arquitectonica was awarded the "Excellence in Design" prize by The Art Commission of the City of New York in 2003. The $19 million space opened in October 2006 and features a major gallery, flexible events / program spaces, an outdoor terrace, and an entire floor dedicated to education programs and classrooms.

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Café Hours*

Wednesday through Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
*Open until 8:00pm on Friday and later during the week pending programming event

 

Happy Hour every Friday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Co-Lab Residency Program
FACILITY RENTAL
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The Museum's spacious facilities and unique architectural presence on the Grand Concourse makes it an ideal backdrop for all special occasions. 

Copyright Notice and Privacy Policy
Open Positions

The Bronx Museum of the Arts does not solicit or accept applications or résumés unless it is for a specific job listed on this website.  The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum encourages Women, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.

Board of Trustees
STAFF
Financial Reports
FY2015 Annual Report
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