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Award For Highest Design Standards

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Public Design Commission President James P. Stuckey announced thirteen outstanding public projects at the Design Commission's 28th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design last Wednesday, July 21st. The Design Commission, formerly called the Art Commission, has awarded exceptional public projects since 1982.
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The Bronx: Mi Barrio, Mi Orgullo

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is inviting all Bronxites to attend the opening of the photo exhibit “The Bronx: Mi Barrio, Mi Orgullo,” by Joe Conzo Jr. ...
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Derffner Judaiica Museum's New Hours

The Derfner Judaica Museum will be open for special Sunday hours this month on July 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Regular weekday hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday until 3:00 p.m.. The Museum is free and open to the public....
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Heroin Stamp Art Project

The Social Art Collective is proud to present Heroin Stamp Project, an exhibition focusing on the branding of heroin in New York City....
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Shepard Fairey & Cope2 In Bronx

Shepard Fairey and Cope2 team up in the Bronx to create a mural combining both of their signature styles....
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DreamYard & Bronx Pro Mural Project

DreamYard and Bronx Pro have partnered to make a mural titled Bronx Booms celebrating the Bronx and OSP's core values....
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Road To Freedom Exhibit In Bronx

A unique art exhibit opens this weekend in the Bronx that focuses on the civil rights movement. ...
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Two Civil Rights Exhibitions

Though more than 40 years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement remains one of the most pivotal moments in American history....
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Rompe Puesto Exhibition At BRAC

Please join us in celebrating the New Year with ROMPE PUESTO, a one-night, celebratory performance event highlighting and deconstructing piñatas created by 22 NYC artists. Participants are invited to take a swing in hopes of collecting the artistic contents inside each piñata....
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Bronx River Art Center Presents Aurora

Bronx River Art Center Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) and the NYC Dept. of Transportation (DOT) are pleased to inaugurate Aurora - a new temporary public art sculpture by Mexican-born, NY-based artist Diego Medina in the West Farms Square neighborhood of the Bronx....
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Bronx Museum Unveils Visionary Art

Seven compelling visions for the future of the Grand Concourse are on view at The Bronx Museum of Arts in Intersections: The Grand Concourse Beyond 100 from November 1, 2009 through January 4, 2010....
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Hendrik Kerstens' Vermeer

Hendrik Kerstens has used his daughter, Paula, as the subject of his photography for many years, but he often portrays her in the tradition of the Dutch masters. Vermeer is an artist that comes to mind....
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Public Art In The Bronx

Public Art in the Bronx, a project of Lehman College Art Gallery / City University of New York, examines the rich collection of public art found in our borough....
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Ready To Sit On Mona Lisa's Face

An interesting pre-production concept has surfaced on the furniture circuit....
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The Bronx Poet An Elastic Paddy

Michael Donaghy, a poet of Irish parentage, had such a complex background it would be facile to claim him as irish in a simple sense - but then, there is no simple sense of being Irish....
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A Flower Grows In The Bronx

Rhonda Heise Asher, a local artist from Washington Heights, is the author of this mellow image of a flower she found in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. She drew the flower while her two children attended the history camp at the Van Cortlandt House Museum....
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Snapshots Of The World & Self

Gabriela Herman hails from Newton, Massachusetts but her photographic palette has been vastly enriched by her experiences living abroad....
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The Pietà - An Artist's Rendering

Almost two years ago, I was sitting on the couch at a friend's place, browsing through her friends' profiles on a popular social networking site when I saw a scaled down image of a painting of a standing female with a tall hat, holding in her arms the wounded body of a male, whose eyes were piercing the empty space between him and the spectator....
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Students Design High Bridge Art Gallery

This past spring, New York City’s Architecture for Humanity chapter (AFHny) partnered with Parsons School of Continuing Education in the spirit of volunteerism to offer a design studio for high school students. Under the tutelage of Parsons teacher, Nick Brinen, and several AFHny volunteers, the students developed concepts for two park shelters located at the entrances of the soon-to-be-reopened High Bridge. Having gained real-world experience and an appreciation for public service, we weren’t surprised to hear that several of the participating students earned scholarships for various design majors at Parsons, FIT, and Pratt. Read on to learn more about their designs!...
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New Bronx Photography Series

The Bronx Museum of the Arts has commissioned the award winning photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao to range throughout the streets, parks, and alleys surrounding the Grand Concourse and create a photographic portrait of the borough of the Bronx as it is today—vital, teeming, and changing....
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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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Mental Health Has Many Faces

Large-scale mural addresses stigma attached to people with mental health issues using bright and beckoning colors and a positive message.
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Artist Talk: Osaretin Ugiagbe

Osaretin Ugiagbe will discuss the work on view in his exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center, Unbelonging. Moderated by Stephanie Baptist.
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Screening Of "Kiki"

Let's have a kiki!
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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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Matt Anderson, MD

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx. Much of Dr. Anderson's current activity involves managing the Social Medicine Curriculum for the Department of Family and Social Medicine. He also maintains an active clinical practice.