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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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El Grito Del Bronx By Migdalia Cruz

This world première by Migdalia Cruz follows bride-to-be Lulu on her wedding eve as she confronts her family's violent history and her brother Papo on Death Row....
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Tattfoo Tan & Abigail DeVille At BRAC

The Bronx River Art Center is pleased to open its 2009-10 gallery season with a new curatorial initiative entitled DIALECTS. Working under the umbrella of local and international dialogue and research, DIALECTS pairs local Bronx artists with international artists to collaborate on the production of relational solo exhibitions. In order to further the definition of the "international" and "New York" artist, while simultaneously bridging cultures and ideologies, BRAC has invited artists who hail from countries that are currently underrepresented in the global art scene, as a parallel response to the Bronx's own position within the New York art community....
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50X50 Art For Tibet Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! Join us for Students for a Free Tibet’s first-ever affordable art fundraiser in downtown New York City on August 1st!...
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From South Bronx To Brussels

Fondation Cartier in Paris is hosting a major exhibition on graffiti art opening this week, including works by Bronx-born graffiti star Koor....
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Aesthetics Of Crossings Exhibition

Aesthetics Of Crossing pairs two projects that examine border crossing points and the individuals who pass through them. Land Ports of Entry by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects highlights the architecture of surveillance and openness in two recently built US border stations....
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Pregones Theater

Pepatian's "Out of La Negrura" (Out of Blackness), a work-in-progress showing, will be presented by Pregones Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21. "Out of La Negrura" is a collaborative dance theater work that explores Caribbean/Latina-American experience through dance and features the work of three emerging choreographers: Sita Frederick, Anita "Rokafella" Garcia and Marion Ramirez....
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Bartered States

The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) proudly presents "Bartered States" , the first leg of a cultural exchange between BRAC and the Art Museum of El Salvador (MARTE)....
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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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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.