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Superheroes Live In Bronx

Contrary to popular belief, not all superheroes live in Manhattan. In fact, there are superheroes living in the NY borough of the Bronx. It is true, and on Saturday May 4th, Free Comic Book Day, one of the better local comic book conventions will be held in the Bronx at the Bronx Library Center at 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY.

Rebel Diaz Arts Collective Finds New Home

A group of South Bronx artists say they're rising from the ashes after being evicted from their community center in February, as the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective has found a temporary new home. NY1's Erin Clarke filed the following report....
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Bronx Graffiti Artist Sharon de la Cruz Teams Up With Calvin Klein

A Bronx artist is teaming up with Calvin Klein to create some graffiti glam....
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Ellen Lindner - Comics & Illustration

Enjoy this sketch of a man riding the 2 train in Bronx....
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South Bronx In The 1980s, As Seen By Locals

This weekend photographs of the South Bronx in the 1980s will be put on display at the Bronx Documentary Center. While we've all seen photos highlighting the worst moments in the neighborhood, these images were taken from the viewpoint of locals. The more personal lens lends to photos that show not only the devastation, but also the personal moments between friends and family....
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Sculptures By Manolo Valdes Adorn Bronx Botanical Garden

On September 22, 2012, the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx welcomed a new collection of sculptures titled, Manolo Valdes: Monumental Sculpture, featuring seven fascinating pieces made from bronze, steel and aluminium....
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Artist's Tribute To His Beloved Borough

For some thirty years, Bronx-born artist Daniel Hauben has found his muse no further away than the edifices, subway stations, and skylines adjacent to avenues like Fordham Road, the Grand Concourse, and the streets surrounding Yankee Stadium....
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COPE2 & RETNA Collaborate On Bronx Mural

It is always a beautiful thing when two respected masters of the craft join forces to create something unique – and that is exactly what went down when Boogie Down native COPE2 invited the West Coast’s RETNA up to Bronx to work on a massive wall together....
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Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect

Organized in collaboration with the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect is the first U.S. survey of this pioneering video artist and brings together more than one hundred works, including drawings, artist's notebooks, paintings, video and photographic installations spanning from early experimental work with art and technology to the groundbreaking video installations from the 1970s through the 1990s. ...
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Bronx Museum Of The Arts Needs Dough

Bronx Museum of the Arts announced Thursday that it is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign this year, seeking to raise $1 million to add 40 new works of art to its collection, in honor of its 40th anniversary....
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John Ahearn’s Bronx Elvis

Seminal East Village dive Max Fish is not really punk rock anymore, but it still has lots of cool art to look at amidst a street of douchey bars. Joining the scariest Julio Iglesias picture I’ve ever seen is one of John Ahearn’s awesome castings....
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South Bronx: Sylvia Plachy

The Andrew Freedman Home is a giant building in Bronx that once housed ruined capitalists, victims of the system they fed....
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Nina Berman Presents Bronx Garden

Finca Del Sur, a yaer old garden in the South Bronx, was created on an empty plot of land bordered by a high way exit ramp and a commuter train line....
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Bronx Museum Offers Free Admission

The Bronx Museum of the Arts announced this week that they will be dropping their admission fee in an effort to increase their attendance and reach out to members of the community who have not explored the museum....
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Photographer Captures Stunning Faces Of Addiction In Bronx

Photographer Chris Arnade documents heroin and crack addicts in Bronx for his ongoing photo essay, Faces of Addiction. The portraits and accompanying stories reveal an arresting intimacy between subject and photographer....
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Bronx Masquerade Art Exhibition

Bronx Masquerade brings together ten emerging Bronx artists who reveal the true stories of young people in Bronx....
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The Bronx Series And Other Works

The larger-than-life sculptures on display now at the Lehman College Art Gallery are turning heads and stopping people in their tracks....
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Go Beyond The Cover: Behind The Scenes

Dermablend takes you behind the scenes at the "Go Beyond The Cover" video shoot with Zombie Boy a.k.a. Rico....
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Art Exhibit Belligerently Depicting The Morale Of Life & Art For Arts Sake

The Dino Eli Gallery is proud to announce its first exhibition of cutting-edge, “Instant Gratification Abstract”, contemporary art, hosting works by celebrated New York artist, Eddie Rehm....
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Bronx Museum Seeks Photos From Public

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is seeking the public's help as it plans an exhibition focusing on the evolution of baseball in the borough....
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Bronx Native Cast In Shakespeare's Famous "As You Like It"

Experience one of Shakespeare's classic romances, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents AS YOU LIKE IT, previewing July 12, 2017, opening Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. and closing August 20, 2017.
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Now On View: High Line Plinth Maquette Exhibition

An exhibition of maquettes (models at 1/16th scale) of the 12 finalists for the first two inaugural High Line Plinth commissions is now on view on the High Line at West 14th Street.
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Bronx Exhibition Collates Two Decades Of Social & Political Unrest

The Occupy movement through Black Lives Matter and onwards to the current Trump fiasco, protest has been a dominant force throughout the 21st century so far; let us not forget that political activism is not a contemporary fad, though.
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There's More To Political Artist Awol Erizku Than Beyonce's Baby Bump Photos

Before the Grammy’s this past Sunday, Beyoncé announced her second pregnancy (with twins) via Instagram. She later revealed several more photos, exposing more of the overgrown floral scene. It was quickly confirmed that the artist behind these photos was Awol Erizku.

Artists Purchase Vacant Land For $1.15 Million In Melrose To Develop “ArtCondo”

A consortium of New York City artists, tired of being pushed out of neighborhoods across the city as they gentrify, banded together—along with their finances—and purchased a prime piece of real estate in South Bronx neighborhood of Melrose for $1,150,000 last month to develop a vacant lot into a 7 story condo for artists.

LEAP’s 15th Annual Student Art Show

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP) will recognize student artists with an Opening Reception of LEAP’s 15th Annual Student Art Exhibition.
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Redouté To Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art

This exhibit, in partnership with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, will fill the Garden's LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery with masterowrks of botanical art from the collection of the late "Bunny" Mellon.
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Bronx Mural Honoring Slain Amadou Diallo Is Restored

They are not related — but they are definitely connected.
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Exhibition: The Genius Of Geoffrey Holder

February is Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's (JCAL) Black History Month Celebration Series. Join us each weekend in February for exhibits, performances, film screenings, and so much more.
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Tania Bruguera Pulls Work From Disputed Bronx Museum Show

The latest in a months-long Cuban-American art exchange controversy, Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera has requested that the Bronx Museum of the Arts not include her work in an upcoming exhibition, on the grounds that the exchange relies too much on the Cuban Government.

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