Tag: Arts and Culture

National Endowment For The Arts Allocates $130k for The Arts; The Bronx Documentary Center & Pregones Among Recipients

When you split $130,000 among 6 cultural institutions, it may not sound like much, but every bit helps as funding, grants, and charitable donations become tougher to come by each year.

Thanks to Congressman José E Serrano, six local Bronx institutions will be able to either continue or provide additional programming.

Events By Bronx Artists At The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse This Weekend Hosted By No Longer Empty!

Now that we had an amazing turnout last night for No Longer Empty’s opening reception for their exhibition at the landmark Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, “When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out”, here’s what you can do this weekend while you come by to take in the building and the art inhabiting it.

Programming for children, families and adults will be available!

Sneak Peak for Tonight! Inside The Abandoned Old Bronx Borough Courthouse: Gothamist

Tonight is the night we’ve been waiting for! From 6PM – 9PM The Old Bronx Courthouse will finally open to the public for the next three months for No Longer Empty’s ‘When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out’ featuring the works of 27 artists scattered throughout 3 levels of this gorgeous landmark building.

Press Release: Exhibition opens at Old Bronx Borough Courthouse on April 23

New York, March 20, 2015 – No Longer Empty (NLE) is pleased to present When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Curated by Regine Basha for NLE, the exhibition is one of seven projects to receive the Neighborhood Challenge Award. Built 1905–1914 and attributed to architects Michael John Garvin and Oscar Florianus Bluemner, the Courthouse, once boasting granite floors, lavish stairways, and bronze doors, remains adorned by a statue of Lady Justice. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Bronx County, the Beaux Arts-style building has been shuttered for 37 years.

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.

Exclusive: BxArts Factory Reveals New Home Just in Time for Their Launch Party Tonight

Many Bronxites and artists have been talking about the new arts organization, BxArts Factory, since we made the announcement last month on the inception of the this endeavor. Now, today, in anticipation of their launch party tonight at the Bronx Museum, they’ve revealed to Welcome2TheBronx their location.

The BxArts Factory will located in the nationally landmarked Brook Avenue Gardens building on 148th Street and Brook Avenue in Mott Haven at the border of Melrose.

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.

New Exhibition Forces Us To Face The Harsh Devastation of Gun Violence On Our Communities

Once again, The Bronx Documentary Center will bring to our borough a powerful exhibition — this time on the all too familiar realities of gun violence and its impact on our communities and youth — via the photographic works of Carlos Javier Ortiz, who has documented our nation’s plague in Chicago and Philadelphia over the course of seven years.

BxArts Factory Launches February 12th At The Bronx Museum

BxArts Factory, the borough’s first incubator for the Arts, will officially launch on Thursday, February 12th at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event will be held from 6pm – 8pm and, “…will be filled with artists performing and creating art live for the audience to enjoy their craft,” says Yolanda Rodriguez Co-Founder of the organization in a press release sent to us last night.

Coming Soon: The BxArts Factory — An Incubator for Bronx Artists

We’ve just received word that an incubator for Bronx artists is coming soon — the BxArts Factory!

Our borough has long been a cultural hot bed of the arts, we’ve produced some of the biggest names in a vast array of disciplines and have had an impact on a global scale. The one thing missing for the arts to continue to flourish and be more accessible to folks in The Bronx has been a space where folks can come together and collaborate and work alongside each other, tapping into the creative juices flowing simultaneously. This is the borough that birthed music like Salsa and Hip Hop, fashion icons Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, graffiti legends like Crash, Tats Cru which took the art form to an entire different level blazing a trail through the global art scenes and creating movements around the planet.