The Latest at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

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Wedensday, April 6, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
CommuniTea TimeBronx-based artist Michele Brody presents CommuniTea, a performance series featuring a shared tea service during which participants share loose-leaf tea with the artist and relate their stories, memories, thoughts, poems, and reflections, to be transcribed onto repurposed tea stained paper filters.CommuniTea is part of Brody’s ongoing, interactive, community-basedReflections in Tea art project. The filters collected during each CommuniTeawill be woven into a fluttering room-sized quilt, which will be on display at The Bronx Museum of the Arts through May 29 for the duration of Brody’s exhibition Reflections in Tea. Read more >

Free admission; Tea provided by SerendipiTea

CommuniTea performances will happen Saturdays, 3:00pm to 5:00pm: 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 and Wednesdays, 4:00pm to 7:00pm: 4/6 and 5/4

Photo credit: Kareem Gonsalves

Wednesday, April 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Bronx Trolley NightHop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for free guided tours by artist Valeri Larko of her exhibitionBronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko and photographer Martine Fougeronof her exhibition Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades.Bronx-based artist Michele Brody will also be hosting CommuniTea Time, part of a series in which the artist encourages participants to share tea and exchange stories that are then transcribed onto a tea filter quilt, in conjunction with her exhibition Reflections in Tea. Read more >Free admission and cash bar
Location: North Wing Lobby & Galleries
Friday, April 15, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Bronx Stories: Bronx WomenCelebrate all things women with an evening of storytelling, poetry and music inspired by the Bronx and the works of art on view at the Bronx Museum. Make your voice heard in our open mic!

Hosted by Maria Aponte, and featuring performances by Nene Ali, Michele Carlo, Annie Lanzillotto, and Julissa Rodriguez. Read more >Free admission and cash bar
Location: 2nd floor North Wing and throughout the galleries
Saturday, April 16, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Gallery Talk with Michelle Stuart and Gregory VolkGet an insider’s perspective on our current exhibition Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works when artist Michelle Stuart and guest curator Gregory Volk join us for an engaging gallery talk and reception. Read more >

Free admission
Location: North Wing GalleryImage credit: Michelle Stuart, Moby, 2015
Teen Council “Alienation and Acceptance” Open Call

The Teen Council is curating an exhibit based on the theme “Alienation and Acceptance.” Artists ages 15-19 are invited to enter up to three pieces of artwork centered around the theme to be exhibited at the Museum in June 2016. Submissions are due on April 8, 2016.
Click here to submit your work.

On view

Jill Baroff: in a grove
On view through May 8
Since the mid-1990s, Jill Baroff has been strongly influenced by Japanese architecture, which she categorizes as “floor-based,” as opposed to the West’s emphasis on verticality. With top surfaces painted a solid color and hand routed grooves, Baroff’s tree trunks installed on the Bronx Museum outdoor terrace create an individualized experience using the interplay of shadow and color.  Read more >

Reflections in Tea
On view through May 29
Since 2007, Michele Brody has been serving tea to the public through the interactive community-based project Reflections in Tea ritually performed with individuals as well as groups. The participants’ conversations shared over freshly prepared loose-leaf tea are preserved through transcription onto stained tea bags, culminating in the creation of an ever-growing set of fluttering paper quilts. Read more >

Beyond the Veil: Works from the Permanent Collection
On view through June 26
Focusing initially on artists of African, Asian and Latin American descent, the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection was created in 1986 with the goal to reflect the borough’s dynamic communities. Beyond The Veil will focus on an eclectic group of contemporary artists in the Permanent Collection whose works convey the complex mediation between the self and the other, between one’s allegiance to tradition and the appeal of globalism. Read more >

Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko
On view through June 26
For over thirty years, Valeri Larko has drawn inspiration for her paintings from the dilapidated industrial landscapes of New Jersey and New York. She focuses on the collision between nature and man-made infrastructures evident in forgotten side streets, waterways, derelict factories, and salvage yards, revealing stories that exist at the fringes of city life. Working in the nineteenth century tradition of painting en plein air, or outdoors, is central to Larko’s practice, as she spends months or years working on her canvases directly in the presence of her subjects. Read more >

Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades
On view through June 26
The South Bronx Trades series, initiated in 2011 and still in progress, documents the active industries and manufacturing enterprises of Port Morris and Hunts Point, revealing to the viewer the unseen places and unheralded workers of the South Bronx. Read more >

Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works
On view through June 26
Widely recognized as one of the very few female pioneers of Land Art, artist Michelle Stuart is known for her nature-based art dating to the late 1960s and 1970s. Comparatively lesser-known are her remarkable photographic works, which constitute a crucial part of her oeuvre and have been her primary focus over the past several years. Read more >

Spotlight: John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres
On view through July 4
This exhibition highlights a group of sculptures by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres in the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection. Whether produced individually or in collaboration, this series of works convey both artists’ commitment to representing their local communities. Read more >

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1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St
Bronx, New York 10456

Wednesday  11am – 6pm
Thursday  11 am – 6 pm
Friday  11 am – 8 pm
Saturday  11 am – 6 pm
Sunday  11 am – 6 pm
Mon-Tues  Closed

Admission: ALWAYS FREE
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: “D” or “B” to the 167 Street/Grand Concourse station. Exit at rear of station; walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks. “4” to the 161St/Yankee Stadium station. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165 St.
BY BUS: Bx1, Bx2, or BxM4 Express to 165 St.

Header credit: Martine Fougeron, Valencia Bakery No. 1: Head Decorator Nancy, 2012

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