Open House
Wednesday, July 15, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Laura Blanco, and Executive Director Holly Block cordially invite you to attend the opening of our summer open house.

6pm: Bronx Museum Members tour of ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York with curators Johanna Fernández and Yasmin Ramírez. RSVP for member tour only to or call 718-681-6000, ext. 174.


Music by DJ Drift Raft


Featuring performances by AIM artists:

Ariel Jackson
The Origin of the Blues
Duration: 3 minutes
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing

Maria Hupfield
All Places, All Times, Always and Forever
Duration: 10 minutes
With the music of Laura Ortman
Location: Gallery 2

Julie Nymann
Shreds of Laughter
Duration: 15 minutes
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing

Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

Refreshments by Salsa Catering and JustJazzy Cakes 212


Suggested donation coffee service provided by Morris Perk. Additional sweets and coquito available for purchase by JustJazzy Cakes 212.




Public and Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.

On View 

¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
July 2 to October 15, 2015

Organized by guest curators Johanna Fernández and Yasmín Ramírez, ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York is the first museum survey to examine the radical social group founded by Puerto Rican youth in New York and Chicago in the 1960s. The exhibition will examine the thematic, aesthetic, ideological, and historical parallels between the activities of The Young Lords and contemporary artists to demonstrate the organization’s resonance within American art. This exhibition will be presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and Loisaida, Inc.


Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial
July 9 to September 20, 2015

Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.



Support for ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York was provided by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation,  The National Endowment for the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, The Rosenberg Fund for Children,  Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Anonymous. The Artist in the Marketplace program and Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial are generously supported by Agnes Gund, the Jerome Foundation, The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and The O'Grady Foundation, as well as Franklin Boyd, Deborah Buck, Jennifer and David Feldman, Steven Fisher, Cher Lewis, Teresa Liszka and Martin Weinstein, James Patterson, Penny Pilkington, Carole Server, Joyce Siegel and other individuals.


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