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New Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts? It's a Familiar Name
October 13, 2020
Times contributor Hilarie M. Sheets announces that Klaudio Rodriguez, interim director of the Bronx Museum since early 2020, will be the new head of the institution after a decision by the board to "...support and promote from within." Rodriguez is "joining a growing group of Latino leaders of art museums." 
Code-Switching in Art and Craft: Sanford Biggers in Conversation with Diedrick Brackens
October 27, 2020

Biggers met virtually with emerging textile artist Diedrick Brackens for this conversation about  references to 'code-switching' in their respective practices, the legacy of South of Pico in present-day L.A., the influence of Missy Elliot, and more.

Sanford Biggers Uses Traditional Quilting to Issue a Message
October 12, 2020

Lila Allen writes about a legend that inspired Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch. The legend, that quilts were used to mark the path of the Underground Railroad, captivated Biggers after a visit to Philadelphia’s Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church.The article discusses how Biggers uses history and dialogue as "materials" in his art. 

In His New Works, Sanford Biggers Finds a Future Ethnography
September 8, 2020

Contributor Seph Rodney writes about Biggers' series of over 50 works made with pre-1900 antique quilts, on display at the Bronx Museum through January 24, 2020. The article touches on the complexity of the works and the history that the artist communicates through them. 

Sanford Biggers Show Will Highlight the Unlikely Role Played by Quilts in Helping Slaves Flee to Free States
September 8, 2020

Gabriella Angeleti interviewed Biggers for this article, which announced the show before it opened to the public. The article covered Biggers' inspiration for the exhibition including African American History, Buddhist spiritualism, and more.

Cracking Codes With Sanford Biggers
August 14, 2020

Siddhartha Mitter recounts a visit in June to Sanford Biggers' Harlem studio. The feature discusses the artist's "sculptures transformed by gunfire" and "radically altered heirloom quilts." Over 60 of altered heirloom quilts are part of the show Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch on display at the Bronx Museum from September 9, 2020 through January 24, 2021.

What Does a Social Justice Curator Do?
June 26, 2020

In this interview with Jasmine Wahi (The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Holly Block Social Justice Curator), she explains the importance of her position and how visual activism can create change. She also discusses how to combat racism within arts institutions both forward-facing and internally. 

What It Means to Be a Social Justice Curator
June 8 2020

Bronx Museum Curator Jasmine Wahi talks about "how institutions can respond to crisis and some of the artworks she is engaging with now." 

How 10 Artists Are Staying Creative through COVID-19
March 23, 2020

Sanford Biggers' upcoming Bronx Museum show, Codeswitch, is mentioned in this article where he discusses how he is adapting in the wake of COVID-19. 

What José Parlá, JR and Kunle Martins Learned from Graffiti
March 8, 2020

José Parlá's show at the Bronx Museum, It's Yours is featured in this piece about three shows in NYC "inspired by a transgressive art form"

Desus and Mero Get Home Borough Salute From Bronx Museum
March 3, 2020

TV and podcast personalities Daniel Baker (a.k.a Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (a.k.a. The Kid Mero) were honored at the Bronx Museum Visionary Duos Gala. 

Bronx Museum of the Arts Hosts Its Annual Visionary Duos Gala
March 3, 2020

A summary of The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Visionary Duos Gala was featured in the parties section of Vogue.

A tribute to the streets: Inside José Parlá’s new show at the Bronx Museum
February 27, 2020

Artist José Parlá and curator Manon Slome comment on the artist's first solo museum exhibition, "José Parlá: It's Yours." Parlá, who began painting murals on the streets of Miami, drew inspiration from street art to create works specifically dedicated to the Bronx.

For Curatorial Post Named After Influential Director, Bronx Museum Hires Cofounder of Beloved Newark Art Space
February 19, 2020

ArtNews announced the hiring of Jasmine Wahi as the Bronx Museum's Holly Block Social Justice Curator. 

Henry Chalfant: New York's Defining Street Art Photographer
October 7, 2019

Henry Chalfant was interviewed for this piece in The Guardian, which goes into detail about the exhibition and the history behind some of Chalfant's photographs. 

Architectural Digest – News Roundup
October 7, 2019

The BxMA Ball was called the party of the week. 

 

At the Bronx Museum’s BxMA Ball, Guests Danced Bachata in the Galleries
October 4, 2019

The Bronx Museum's first annual BxMA Ball was featured in Vogue with striking portraits of the honorees, performers, and other key contributors. 

I Have to Get That’: How Henry Chalfant Became a Graffiti Ambassador
October 3, 2019
'Henry Chalfant's Iconic Subway Art Photography Goes to the Bronx'
September 25, 2019

Widewalls featured Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977 - 1987, including a selection of images and highlights from the exhibition. 

He Captured a Clandestine Gay Culture Amid the Derelict Piers
September 19, 2019

The New York Times reviews The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop, detailing the exhibition and Alvin Baltrop’s history.

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