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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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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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