Capital Project

The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Board of Trustees and Staff are excited about this new phase in the life of the museum. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary and look towards the next 50; this project presents a unique opportunity to envision and realize what a 21st century, community-based, globe-spanning museum should be. The renovation will strengthen our capacity to meet our community’s needs, by amplifying our ability to educate, engage and accommodate our visitors. The project will simultaneously reflect our values and priorities, including our commitments to accessibility, equity, and transparency.


The renovation of the space includes construction of a new South Wing Atrium and main entrance, located on the corner of Grand Concourse and 165th Street, which will: 


  • Create an enhanced entrance to the Museum with a spacious lobby that includes seating, gathering space and large street-facing walls for artwork 
  • Activate the new space and façade to showcase artwork while connecting with the community and enticing patrons to enter the museum  
  • Serve as an extension of the sidewalk, offering multiple opportunities for art and public programming to be visible from the street 


From the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)'s online RFP: 


New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) invited architects to submit proposals for the provision of architectural design and related consulting services for the renovation of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. 


The project is envisioned to include the demolition and reconstruction of the building’s South Wing Atrium and shall create an iconic new multi-story entrance and lobby at the southwest corner of the museum.


Please note the RFP is now closed. 


Please click HERE to view a press release about the project. 

Photo of the South Wing by Argenis Apolinario Photography. 2021.

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