Museums

Wild Noise: The Most Extensive Visual Arts Exchange Between Cuba and The United States in Over 50 Years Coming To The Bronx Museum

Holly Block, Executive Director of The Bronx Museum, sent out a revised message this morning regarding The MAJOR art exchange between Cuba and The United States which will happen right here in The Bronx. It is the MOST extensive artistic experience of its kind between to the two countries in over 50 years and we couldn’t be happier that it’s happening right here in our own backyard.

Check out the full announcement:

Bartow-Pell Mansion; The Jewel Of The Northeast Bronx

Hidden from plain view, Bartow-Pell Mansion has been sitting inside what is now modern-day Pelham Bay Park—New York City’s largest park at 2,772 acres—since 1842 after 6 years of construction.

You’ve probably passed right by it along Shore Road as you pass Split Rock Golf Course taking the back road into Westchester or simply on your way to Orchard Beach.

It is a place steeped with history that not only occupies the mansion but the land it rests upon and even Pelham Bay Park itself.

Havana Film Festival Screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen At The Bronx Museum

Kicking off the 16th Annual Havana Film Festival in New York, The Bronx Museum will host a screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, followed by a special performance by Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTrance. Music by DJ Asho. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen takes us on a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York.

Free admission and bar!

Bx200 Bronx Visual Artist Directory Launch Party Tomorrow at The Bronx Museum

Join Bx200 tomorrow at The Bronx Museum of the Arts from 6pm – 9pm as they hold their official launch of their directory of Bronx artists. The evening will be a fun celebration of the Arts in The Bronx as the group will have a slideshow from our wonderful, artistic community and John “Crash” Matos of WallworksNY will be on hand as a guest speaker.

Oh and did we mention that Morris Perk will be on hand providing their amazing coffee?

Historic Poe Cottage Now Open 4 Days A Week

The 203 year old house in the village of Fordham where the great poet Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life is now open 4 days a week for all to enjoy and absorb the history of this celebrated man and his life. Visitors can now enjoy a visit to the cottage on Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM – 3PM, Saturdays from 10AM – 4PM, and Sundays from 1PM – 5PM.

More details below in the press release issued by the Bronx County Historical Society who manages this great, historic treasure of our borough:

Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women—Tomorrow at The Andrew Freedman Home (Along With Another Art Show Opening!)

Tomorrow, Friday, March 6 from 5:30PM – 9:30PM, you’ll get TWO art openings under one roof as the BxArts Factory launches their first exhibition called ‘Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women’, and the Andrew Freedman Home Artists in Residence II Annual Art Exhibition featuring 15 artists and their works.

The New York Armory Show Comes to Our Borough at The Bronx Museum for Bronx Speaks: Making Place

One of New York City’s premier art shows, The New York Armory Show, will be having a Bronx Day in conjunction with The Bronx Arts Alliance at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4th from 4PM – 8PM you can view this 4 day exhibition covering a wide variety of mediums and disciplines as well as programming for all ages.

New Bronx Children’s Museum Finally On Track To Open By 2017 in The South Bronx

After 10 long years, The Bronx will finally have a permanent space for the Bronx Children’s Museum.

In Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s State of The City address today, she mentioned the opening of the Bronx Children’s Museum by 2017 ending an era where we are the only borough in NYC without a dedicated cultural institution for our 250,000 children under the age of 9.

The Bronx Museum of The Arts: From Local Institution to International Prominence

From its humble beginnings in the rotunda of the beautiful landmarked Bronx County Courthouse in 1971, it’s move to larger quarters in 1982 at the former synagogue at 1040 Grand Concourse, and then its expansion in 2006 when it doubled in size, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, “the little museum that could”, has become a major player in the art world on an international scale and this year will be host to the country’s largest exhibition of Cuban art.