Monday, September 8, 2008

Another Way to Get Your Culture Fix Without Leaving the Borough

Walking down the Grand Concourse a few weeks ago, I again came across The Bronx Museum, which although small, looks remarkably world-class. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit, but can’t wait to do so and provide more info to Boogiedowner readers on just what is going on in this very impressive building.

The museum, founded in 1971, is dedicated to presenting “hundreds of critically acclaimed exhibitions featuring works by culturally diverse and under-recognized artists from a spectrum of levels, on themes of special interest to the Bronx community, and themes that explore the intersections between popular culture and contemporary art," according to its website.
The museum is closed for a few weeks and is set to re-open this weekend when they will be kicking things off in a very festive way:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 12 to 5 pm
Street Art Street Life Outdoor Fair
Sidewalk outside the Bronx Museum of the Arts
Admission: Free

“For the opening day of Street Art Street Life, the Bronx Museum will sponsor a grand street fair on the sidewalk immediately in front of the Museum. Highlights include live D.J. and performances, arts activities for families, street food, and local artisans.” []

Count me in!

Getting There: D or B train to Grand Concourse and 167th Street Stop (take B during tush hours). Exit rear of station and walk two blocks south along Grand Concourse.

4 to the 161 St./Yankee Stadium station. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.

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~Simone Davis

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