The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Laura Blanco, and Executive Director Holly Block cordially invite you to attend our Summer Open House.
Location: Throughout the galleries
5:30pm: RSVP for Bronx Museum Members tour of CAZA: Rochele Gomez, Margaret Lee, Alejandra Seeber, led by the curator Sofia Hernandez alongside the participating artists.
6:30pm: Performance of IN THE GARDEN OF MI AMIGO EL id. Choreographed by Arthur Aviles, Artistic Director at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and performed by Jonathan Gonzalez.
7:15pm: Performance by Artist/Choreographer David Thomson
The Keith Haring Foundation – Project Street Beat Mobile Medical Unit of Planned Parenthood of New York City will join us during the event.
David Thomson is a Bronx native, has worked as a collaborative artist in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance with a wide range of artists including Trisha Brown, Marina Abramović, Yvonne Rainer and Ralph Lemon among many others. His own work has been presented and supported by The Kitchen, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at Judson Church, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance Center, LMCC and The Invisible Dog. Thomson is a Bessie award-winning artist for Sustained Achievement (2001), a 2012 USArtist Ford Fellow, a 2013 NYFA Fellow in Choreography and a 2014 MacDowell Fellow. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Purchase.
Jonathan Gonzalez is a performer and maker of sound, text, and performance as ephemera for live and recorded purposes. He is a 2015-16 BAX/Dancing While Black Fellow producing his solo the proto series, New York Live Arts 2015-16 Fresh Tracks Artist with long standing collaborator and improvisational partner EmmaGrace Skove-Epes (new work to be presented February 5 and 6, 2016. www.newyorklivearts.org.), and choreographer with The Possibility Project. His work has been shown at venues including JACK, BAAD!, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Wimbledon College of Art. He has had the pleasure to work with Patricia Hoffbauer, Gwen Welliver, Will Rawls, Urban Bush Women, and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. He is an MFA graduate from Sarah Lawrence College.
Art AIDS America was organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and co-curated by Jonathan David Katz, Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), and Rock Hushka, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma Art Museum. The national tour is supported by Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The exhibition and catalogue have been made possible by support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
Art AIDS America is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; and Gilead Sciences, Inc. Art AIDS America at The Bronx Museum of the Arts is supported by Gary Hattem and Frazier Holloway, anonymous, and individual donors. Education and Community Engagement Programs are generously supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, and Arcus Foundation.