Saturday, September 24, 2022

50 Years: The Bronx Museum Artist Open Call! 2023 AIM FELLOWSHIP Application Deadline: October 17, 2022!



Bronx Calling

Artist Open Call!

Application Deadline: October 17, 2022

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is accepting applications for the 43rd cycle of the AIM Fellowship program. The AIM Fellowship provides no-cost career-boosting resources to New York City-based visual artists who are at the early stages of their careersand seek to make a serious commitment to creative expression as a professional artist.

Through an intensive series of professional development seminars and network-building activities, selected artists are offered intimate access to leading experts and cultural producers who guide artists on the practicalities of developing a sustainable art practice. AIM's practical guidance has helped over 1,300 New York City artists establish their art careers including graduates Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, Polly Apfelbaum, Abigail DeVille, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Pablo Helguera, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon, Joiri Minaya, Sarah Oppenheimer, Lucia Hierro, Erik Parker, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Anton Vidokle, among many others.

Image: Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial curated by Eva Mayhabal Davis and Ian Cofre. Photo by Argenis Apolinario.


Teen Council

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Join the Fall 2022 cohort! Applications now open!

Application deadline: October 3, 2022

The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for a three-month paid internship. Explore the arts, contribute to and learn from a contemporary art museum, and collaborate with your peers, all while improving your resume!



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Free Screening

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

In partnership with the 60th New York Film Festival, The Bronx Museum presents a free screening of Drylongso directed by Cauleen Smith.

Smith’s 1998 feature debut, a landmark in American independent cinema, follows Pica (Toby Smith), a woman in a photography class in Oakland, as she begins photographing young Black men of her neighborhood, having witnessed so many of them fall victim to senseless murder and fearing the possibility of their becoming extinct altogether. An enduringly rich work of DIY filmmaking, Drylongso remains a resonant and visionary examination of violence (and its reverberations), friendship, and gender. A Janus Films release. 4K restoration undertaken by The Criterion Collection, Janus Films and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Supervised by Director Cauleen Smith. The NYFF60 Revivals presentation of Drylongso is sponsored by Turner Classic Movies.

Ticket quantities are limited. Check-in begins at 5:15 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Image credit: Still courtesy of Janus Films

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In celebration of Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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 Heavensexamines 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.

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

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Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street

On view through Sunday, October 2, 2022 (extended)

Starting at the young age of fifteen, Brooklyn born photographer Jamel Shabazz identified early on the core subject of his lifelong investigation: the people who invest the streets of New York with a high degree of theater and style, mixing traditions and cultures.

A formidable archive of New York’s communities in the outer boroughs, this exhibition pays homage to Shabazz’s illustrious career of over forty years documenting the vibrant interaction of New Yorkers with their neighborhoods.

Image: Jamel Shabazz. Looking to the Future. Flatbush, Brooklyn, 1980. Courtesy of the artist.



Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits for Pick Up!

Every Tuesday | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Bronx Museum of the Arts has joined several cultural institutions around New York City in distributing FREE at-home COVID-19 test kits in partnership with NYC Test & Trace Corps. The kits are available for pick up at the Museum on Tuesdays between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Stay tuned for updates and read more on our website HERE.



Abigail DeVille: Bronx Stories 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.

50th Anniversary Funders as of 4.7.2022

Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street is made possible by the lead sponsorship of an anonymous patron and the additional support of Derrick Adams, Dana Emmott, Joseph Mizzi, Melissa Osterwind, Steve Shapiro, and SRI Fine Art Services. Special thanks to Griffin Editions, and Faith Art Gallery.


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