United States

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St.

Phone: 718 681 6000
Fax: 718 681 6181
Website: http://www.bronxmuseum.or

The Bronx Museum Of Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) is re-envisioning the role of museums in contemporary society: it addresses the changing needs of its diverse constituencies, while standing at the forefront of scholarly discourse, museum practices, and innovative public programs. As such, BxMA is recognized as "an important player in shaping New York art of both the present and the future" (The New York Times).

The flagship museum of the Bronx was founded in 1971 by a group of community leaders who wanted to bring the best of the visual arts to their borough.

First housed in the public rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse, in 1982 the museum moved into a former synagogue donated by the City of New York. Today it occupies that space as well as an extraordinary new facility designed by the noted architectural firm Arquitectonica. The Museum is a member of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a consortium of 34 organizations that receive city funding for their facilities in acknowledgement of the cultural services they render to the people of New York.

Permanent Collection

BxMA’s permanent collection is unique in its focus on contemporary art by artists of African, Asian, and Latin American descent, and artists who have live(d) and/or work(ed) in the Bronx and for whom the Bronx has been critical to their artistic development. The collection is comprised of more than 800 contemporary works of art in all media, conveying a broad range of modern and contemporary art practices.


In the past three decades, BxMA has presented hundreds of critically acclaimed exhibitions featuring works by culturally diverse and under-recognized artists from a spectrum of levels, on themes of special interest to the Bronx community, and themes that explore the intersections between popular culture and contemporary art. The Museum strives to present exhibitions that expand discourse and scholarship, promote cross-cultural dialogue, and resonate with urban audiences. Highlights include: “The Latin American Spirit

Previous Exhibitions

Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture
October 7, 2006 - January 28, 2007

October 26 – February 26, 2006

Collection Remixed
February 3 – June 5, 2005

Javier Tellez in Collaboration with Patients of the Bronx Psychiatric Center
February 3 – June 5, 2005

Exhibitions (1)

Click on the images to enlarge


Forthcoming exhibitions

Quisqueya Henríquez
September 16, 2007 – January 27, 2008


Suggested Admission
$5 Adults
$3 Students and Seniors
Free on Fridays

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Friday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM - 6:00PM

The Museum will be closed to the public Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's day.

Getting there

By Train
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.

By Car
Visit for individualized driving instructions.

from Manhattan
Take the FDR Drive to Willis Avenue Bridge, stay to your left merge onto the Major Deegan North. Exit at 138th St. and Grand Concourse. Proceed to 165th St. and Grand Concourse.

Or, take Riverside Drive to 155th St., make right onto 155th St. Go straight until you reach the Macombs Dam Bridge. Cross bridge, proceed to 165th St. Turn right onto 165th St. and proceed to Grand Concourse.

from Brooklyn
Take any Manhattan-bound bridge to FDR Drive north. Proceed north to Willis Avenue Bridge, stay to your left merge onto the Major Deegan North. Exit at 138th St. and Grand Concourse. Proceed to 165th St. and Grand Concourse.

Or, Take the Triboro Bridge to the Major Deegan. Exit 138th St. and Grand Concourse. Proceed to 165th St.

from Cross Bronx Expressway
Take #87/New York State Thruway South (Major Deegan). Exit at 161st St./Yankee Stadium. Make right off exit ramp. Make a left at light and proceed to 165th St. Turn right onto 165th St. and proceed to Grand Concourse.

Parking is available across the street from the Museum, 165th St. between Grand Concourse and Carroll Place.+ [ Read all ]

Museum internal and external photos (1)

Click on the images to enlarge

News and events

Here and Elsewhere
April 1 - August 19, 2007

Here and Elsewhere - A Conversation with João Ribas
Friday, July 6, 2007, 6 - 8 pm

How does the “supply-and-demand dynamics


By providing a flexible space for discussion and experimentation, the Education Department at the Bronx Museum works as a catalyst for ideas and exchange. We promote engaging and transformational art experiences with the goal of connecting the viewer’s personal experience with relevant areas in contemporary culture.


The Interpreting Art Program (IAP) is the Bronx Museum’s chief service to schools and community groups, providing both analytical and hands-on interactive experiences with contemporary art to students K to 12. IAP sessions are based on viewer participation, and its goal is to foster visual literacy in young audiences. By encouraging the participants’ response, IAP aims to develop critical thinking and communication skills. For more information please see,


A monthly, multidisciplinary event, Family Affair is the Bronx Museum’s primary program for families. With the goal of nurturing the special bond between parents/guardians and children, Family Affair offers an ever-changing program that includes hands-on activities, performances, guided tours, screenings, and many other surprises. Special interpretive workshops developed in collaboration with teaching artists are offered to children ages 5 to 11 years old, parents and/or guardians.


Support the Bronx Museum by becoming a member. Membership can include free admission, invitations to special events, performances, exhibition tours, and preview receptions of major exhibitions. For additional information about memberships or to become a member by phone call 718.681.6000 ext. 136 or e-mail


We invite you to become a Corporate Member of The Bronx Museum of the Arts and to enjoy the many advantages and benefits that Corporate Membership brings. In addition to corporate membership, the Bronx Museum offers sponsorship opportunities of exhibitions, education programs, audience outreach initiatives, and special events.

For further details on corporate memberships and sponsorships contact our development office by phone 718.681.6000 ext. 136 or email

Venue hire

For more information contact Visitor Services, 718.681.6000 ext. 151.