The Bronx Museum of Arts New York City
The Bronx Museum of Arts – Tourist Attractions in New York City
The Bronx Museum of Arts
The Bronx Museum of Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a fine art museum founded in 1971 in The Bronx, New York City, USA. It presents exhibitions featuring works by culturally diverse and under-recognized artists on themes of special interest to the Bronx community. The museum grew from an uncertain beginning and extensive turnover to a computer headquarters in the late 1980s and a state of the art exhibition space in 2006 that serves as an example to other neighborhood based institutions due in part to increased funding for the arts in the outer boroughs of New York City.
The museum, housed in a former synagogue on the Grand Concourse is a crucial part of the social history of the Bronx and the 2006 expansion, referred to by some as an accordion, which aligns the museum with the look of its Concourse location, is credited with helping to bridge the gap between art and the audience, which has changed significantly during its existence. The museum is taking advantage of its new space and the changing audience and artist demographics to establish partnerships with other borough institutions to improve the overall image of the Bronx.
Guided by the Museum’s mission–to serve the ethnically-diverse populations of the Bronx and to stimulate community participation primarily through the visual arts–the permanent collection reflects the Museum’s surrounding communities and constituents, comprised primarily of African American and Latino populations, as well as a growing number of Asian-American communities in the metropolitan area.
1040 Grand Concourse
At 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
By Subway D or B to the 167 St./Grand Concourse station. Exit at rear of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.
4 to the 161 St./Yankee Stadium station. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.
By Bus Take the Bx1, Bx2, or BxM4 Express to 165th St. and Grand Concourse.
Monday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
The Museum will be closed to the public Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day.
$3 Students and Seniors
Free on Fridays
Free for Members and Children under 12
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.