Modern Art Lives in the Bronx!

So, what is there to do in the Bronx? Good question.

The Bronx is one of those New York City boroughs that exists as a mystery to many. Barring Yankee Stadium, The Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo...what is there to do? Art, good restaurants, charming neighborhoods, stunning landmarks- the Bronx just doesn't have a reputation for these things. Most tourists don't venture this far north, many New Yorkers don't either. So what's there?

I don't have an answer. The Bronx is an enigma. Despite commuting an hour and a half each way Monday through Friday to work, I know little about the area. I literally hop off the train, walk five blocks to work and then reverse.

So I've decided to challenge myself to step outside of my Brooklyn/Manhattan comfort zone. For the next few weeks, I'm going to take the time to explore the Bronx.

My first stop- The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Located on the gritty Grand Concourse, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is a small contemporary art museum rooted in the Bronx community where it is located. Founded in 1971, the museum attracts both international and local visitors and has a steady rotation of exhibits on display alongside the museums extensive (over 1,000 items) permanent collection.

The first exhibit that I visited was Paulo Brusky's. A Brazilian activist and artist, his work is both thought provoking and inspiring.

A series of pictures taken of Bruscky wearing his art.

More Bruscky photographs and collages.

These are just a few images to show Bruscky's range. Highly political, a promoter of free speech and unity, the Bruscky exhibit is one that you won't soon forget.


The Tony Feher exhibit was absolutely refreshing. It really made me think about everyday materials as art. This exhibit was all about using/recycling found materials as art. So many possibilities...

Discarded broom handles!

Bottles and a touch of paint!





A tower of cartons

A plush carpet with marbles set in pattern.



The Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse

Bronx, New York 10456