Art In America

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

Gift Ensures Free Admission at Bronx Museum

The $500,000 bequest will establish the Shelley and Donald Rubin Free Admission Program and will also allow the museum to commit to expanding community engagement and educational programming.

Roving Eye: Into Africa

Traveling in Africa for two weeks, I am visiting local partners of smARTpower, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State that pairs American artists with their counterparts abroad. As of 2011, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is sending 17 artists...

Roving Eye: A Walk on the Wild Side

I live downtown, and on the weekends my favorite pastime is to see art on the Lower East Side. For me, meandering is also often a trip down memory lane. I have a history in New York City, particularly this neighborhood. In the early 1900s, my...

Roving Eye: Juan Downey Returns to New York

Last week, pioneering video artist Juan Downey's work finally arrived at the Bronx Museum from Tempe, where it had been on view at the Arizona State University Art Museum. It's the first museum survey in America of the Chilean-born artist...

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