• William Kioko

Bronx Museum Plans Venue in Lower Manhattan

The Bronx Museum of The Arts 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.

The Bronx museum of the art is planning a call for artist work space exhibitions venue at a street in the Tribeca section of lower Manhattan, slated to open next year in a new location, which measures a hearty 4,500 square feet. It will be in the heart of the arts area that has grown rapidly in recent years. Artists Space is working on a major new space, and dealers like Postmasters, Alexander & Bonin, Queer Thoughts, and Bortolami have also set up shop close by.

The museum said that the new outpost will further its mission to support underrepresented artists in New York. Designed to support AIM, the museum’s career development program for emerging New York City artists, the space will serve as a community resource hub featuring private workspaces, exhibition facilities, meeting rooms, and career management resources for the creative and professional development of AIM alumni.” The project space is a gift from Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, and Gerald Weinstein.

This is to create artists Room for work, thoughts, and experiment which is vital,” Deborah Cullen, who was lately hired as executive director of the Bronx Museum in June, said in a statement. “This new program at 80 White Street will afford exactly this opportunity. We are committed in our advocacy for artists and to the importance of programs like AIM. Aim is non profitable program that helps young people."

Well the Whitney Museum ran satellite locations in various locations from the 1970s until the early 2000s, seeing a major museum start a satellite location remains something of a rarity in New York today. In 2016, the Neuberger Museum, which is located in Purchase, New York, opened a gallery called Space 42 on West 42nd Street. Further afield, in 2015, the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, opened a satellite cheekily named Rosebud. And in 2016, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, which operates three venues throughout the city, started collaborating with the Underground Museum in Arlington Heights on various programming efforts, but the latter remains a fully autonomous operation.

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