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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.

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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Presenting Kenneth Ian's Organic Lust Exhibit

We are happy to invite you to Kenneth Ian Husbands' art show Organic Lust. The exhibit will be presented by YESgallery from January 20, 2012 to February 12, 2012....
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Lorelei Fountain - Surviving The Ages

The Lorelei Fountain is less conspicuous these days—with all its limbs in tact and graffiti nowhere in sight....
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‘Outsider’ Artist In The South Bronx

He would not admit it, but Augustine Cruz has grown too old for this. His hand trembles as he rubs the figure he is carving. You can see the veins bulge on his balding head as he grimaces through the last few strokes. For just a moment, when he is done, his brown hands and the wooden body seem one....
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Patricia Cronin Sculpture Installation At Woodlawn Cemetery

On September 20, 2011 at Woodlawn Cemetery, artist Patricia Cronin will install a bronze, larger-than-life version of her sculpture Memorial to a Marriage....
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A Portrait Of Young Men Coming Of Age In Bronx 1977-2000

For over two decades (1977-2000), Stephen Shames photographed a group of boys coming of age in the Bronx in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs, violence and gangs....
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The Photogrpaher Without Legs

When Kevin Connolly was ten years old his family took him to Disney World, but for some theme park visitors that day, it was Connolly who quickly became the main attraction....
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Bronx Children's Museum Hits The Road On Wheels

It will be a couple of years before young Bronxites and kids from surrounding areas get to visit the Bronx Children's Museum. Until then, the museum will visit them on wheels....
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Iran: Women Only, Opening Reception & Artist's Talk

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Deputy Director Klaudio Rodriguez cordially invite you to attend the opening reception of Iran: Women Only, which is on view from June 6 to September 23, 2018.
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The Bronx CommuniTea

Come join us for our annual Senior Thursday event celebrating Older Americans Month with BRIO award winning artist Michele Brody.
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The Moth StorySLAM

The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, BALANCE inspired by Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon.
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"Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. And Glenn Ligon" At The Bronx Museum Of The Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts honors the late Tim Rollins with an upcoming exhibition, “Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon.” The exhibition takes the concept of dialogue as its departure point — an idea that was central to the works of this visionary artist and educator.
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Newly Renovated Bronx River Arts Center Hosts Open House On May 17th

The Bronx River Arts Center, a key part of the borough’s cultural scene for over three decades, will be reopening its renovated building to the general public for the first time on Thursday evening, May 17th, as part of the City-sponsored NYCxDesign festival.
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2018 Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage”

“Songs for Sabotage,” the fourth New Museum Triennial, questions how individuals and collectives around the world might effectively address the connection of images and culture to the forces that structure our society.
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Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fusion Of Art, Architecture & Anarchy

This month, the sprawling exhibition “Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect” takes over the Bronx Museum of the Arts — a fitting survey for an artist who used the city as his material.
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Cuba Unveils Us-Made Tribute To Independence

Cuba presented to the public on Friday a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship that comes at a low point in relations between the two countries.
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The Bronx Museum Of The Arts Celebrates "Anarchitecture" Of Gordon Matta-Clark

On view from Nov. 8 through April 8 of next year, the exhibit will feature more than 100 artworks by the artist, including some from his archive.
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Bronx, 1977

Another WIP for a totally different book I started working on.

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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.