Opening Reception for "Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens"
Wednesday, October 12th 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Executive Director Klaudio Rodriguez cordially invite you to attend an opening reception in celebration of the exhibition Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens


This celebration will include music by DJ Ultraviolet with sound support from engineer, Karl Scholz, and special galactic-inspired desserts by Sarah K. Williams. 

Spanning over a decade of work, Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens examines the myths and realities of local, familial and ancestral histories and the convoluted notion of freedom in a country fraught with oppression and racism. This survey features DeVille’s rarely exhibited earlier works as well as new large-scale immersive installations and sculptures that transform the galleries into a cosmic space—taking us on a journey from the ancient past to an imagined future. The Bronx has served as a sanctuary for immigrant and migrant communities, including for the artist and several generations of her family who have lived in the area and were part of the Great Migration. DeVille’s work unearths forgotten narratives of communities of color and explores issues of identity, culture, and class.
Please RSVP using the link HERE.


Eileen Jeng Lynch was appointed Director of Curatorial Programs of The Bronx Museum of the Arts on August 1, 2022. In this position, she is stewarding the Museum’s curatorial initiatives and exhibition schedule with an eye towards expanding its presence in the Bronx and beyond. Jeng Lynch will make her curatorial debut at The Bronx Museum with Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens, the artist’s first museum survey.





This exhibition is part of Our Stories, Our Voices––a year-long series of exhibitions and public programs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. To mark this milestone we are celebrating the cultural wealth of our communities and bringing to light the stories, voices, and visions of artists seeking a more just and equitable world. 


Thank you to our generous supporters without whom our 50th Anniversary programming would not be possible. 


Anonymous; Lily Auchincloss Foundation; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Anne Delaney; Agnes Gund; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust; Sciame Construction, LLC; May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and, the Bronx Museum’s Board of Trustees. List in formation.



Abigail DeVille. "Ova the Rainbow", 2009. Found canvas print, rubber roaches, staples, plaster, paint, synthetic hair, eyelashes. Image courtesy of the artist.

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