An XM Café Happy Hour for all our Bronx Tea-totalers! Join us in celebrating the launch of Michele Brody’s new book Three Years of Tea in The Bronx: Reflections in Tea and Stories from the CommuniTea with a sampling of fresh brewed tea from SerendipiTea. All beverage drinkers are welcome to share their stories too!
Located on the main floor of the Museum, the XM Café is a perfect place to have a quick lunch or a relaxing cappuccino before attending a public program or after visiting the Museum galleries. The XM Café comfortably seats over twenty guests in a light-filled, contemporary setting. The Café also serves as a venue for performances, presentations and other special events.
Our assortment of light-fare options includes pastries, sandwiches, salads, cookies, and coffees. We also serve Bronx Brewery beer and a selection of wine. Sandwiches and salades are provided by Arthur Avenue Deli.
The Museum is proud to partner on the café with Fountain House who engages locally sourced vendors and hires local Bronx residents through their nationally recognized employment program.
Michele Brody is an environmental community-based artist who has had one-person shows in France, Costa Rica, Chicago, Germany and throughout New York City at chashama, Littlejohn Contemporary, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Julio Valdez Project Space, Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the Bronx Museum.
She has received an artist grant or residency almost every year since receiving her MFA from The School of Art Institute of Chicago in 1994, including the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Bronx Council on the Arts, Skowhegan, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts and Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. In 2011 she was awarded Best 3-D Entry at the international Art Prize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has completed two permanent public works of art for the MTA and DOE in The Bronx where she currently works and resides.