Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts, also called the Bronx Museum of Art or simply the Bronx Museum, is an American cultural institution located in Concourse, Bronx, New York City. The museum focuses on contemporary and 20th-century works created by American artists, but it has hosted exhibitions of art and design from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Its permanent collection consists of more than 800 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper. The museum is part of the Grand Concourse Historic District.HistoryThe museum opened on May 11, 1971, in a partnership between the Bronx Council on the Arts, which was founded in 1961, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The opening coincided with a borough-wide "Bronx Day" event. The first exhibit consisted of 28 paintings from the Met's collection. The museum was originally housed in the first floor rotunda (the Veteran's Memorial Hall) of the Bronx County Courthouse, converted using $77,000 in municipal funds. Additional galleries were located in the Bronx's Co-op City, Bedford Park, and Allerton neighborhoods, with the Allerton gallery was located in the Beth Abraham Hospital. In its first 12 years of operation, the museum held over 350 exhibitions.
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  • We hopped on the subway to check out this unique art gallery with free admission. The showings change, but it’s a nice small museum.  more »
  • a little treasure in the Bronx. Free admission is a plus. Street parking on the historic Grand Concourse. Walk the Concourse and note the many art deco apartment buildings. Close promimity to Yankee S...  more »
  • With so many museums in Manhattan, never thought about going to the Bronx for a museum. Were visiting with 2 cousins who were staying up near Columbia, so I researched the Internet and found this muse...  more »
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  • Never been there until today and I loved how they had plenty of activities for families to do with there children. It is perfect for a simple class trip as well. I also enjoy the art of where I lived all my life the Bronx. Its was an interesting fun filled experience.
  • I went here for my school trip and i had fun. I was able to do activities for different places of the museum. I had a blast :D
  • Come and SEE THE BRONX NOT THE 5:00PM NEWS .YOU WE UNDERSTAND NOT TO BELIEVE THAT THE BRONX IS ONLY MEAN PEOPLE ,NO !!@ HERE WHERE MANY ARTISTS ARE MAKE NOT BORN, KEEP YOUR SELF DEFENSE HOME.GUNS TOO!!!!!!! THINK β™₯οΈβœŒπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘Œ
  • I live a couple minutes away from this Museum. I glad they opened this muesum. I enjoy coming here on my spare time.
  • Had a great day with my family and friends. My grandson & nephew were involved in various activities & I kept busy listening to cultural music & art . The staff also makes you feel at home. I highly recommend it for families ❀
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