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The Bronx Museum adds a branch in Manhattan

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is expanding into Manhattan.

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will open an auxiliary space this year in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, hopping boroughs to operate an additional 4,500 square foot location for exhibitions, performances, artist talks, and workshops.

The initial plan calls for the museum to occupy the space at no cost for seven years, Martin Weinstein said. It’s set to open by early 2019.

The museum has raised more than $15 million to make key enhancements and upgrades at its home along the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, Ms. Cullen said. A $10 million endowment campaign also is planned, using an anonymous $1 million contribution.

Ms. Cullen said the Manhattan move doesn’t deflect from the museum’s mission in its home borough. At the same time, she said, “It’s an opportunity for us to bring the best of the Bronx into another space.” Source: Wsj.com

The museum announced its intentions to utilize the location at 80 White Street, focusing on expanding the program Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) by supporting 36 emerging artist fellows and 10 alumni residents. The artist-training program offers career management, mentorship, peer and professional support, and studio access, reinforcing “the museum’s mission to champion under-recognized voices and support innovative cultural production to ensure that New York’s diverse creative community continues to thrive.” Source Hyperallergic.com

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