Here is news on the Bronx Museum of the Arts opening its doors to the public for free, in order to say thank you to the community for 40 years of support. Kudos to Ms. Holly Block and all the donors who have made our Museum a success story.
27 March 2012
BRONX, NY, March 27, 2012 – The Bronx Museum of the Arts has announced that general admission to the museum and its exhibitions will be free for all visitors beginning on March 29. Part of the institution’s 40th anniversary celebration, the museum is launching the free admission initiative to ensure it is accessible to members of the Bronx community and all visitors from across the city and the nation.
“At a time when other New York City museums are raising their admission fees, we have chosen to focus on increasing access to the museum as a resource for our community thanks to the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York Community Trust,” said Holly Block, executive director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. “In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we are giving back to the Bronx community by not only offering free admission, but also “adopting” 40 neighborhood schools—enabling hundreds of children to experience the benefits of arts education.”
“For over 40 years, the Bronx Museum of Art has presented innovative exhibitions ranging from fine art to urban design, and its hands-on art education programs ensure that there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin. “Now, thanks to a public-private partnership with the New York Community Trust, the Museum’s new free admission policy will expand its commitment to welcoming New Yorkers from across the boroughs and beyond.”