Hop on the
trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
spots along the lower Grand Concourse
the trolley on
the first Wednesday evening of each month
(except January & September) at Longwood Art
Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at
450 Grand Concourse. The
trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in
the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The
trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route
are free. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair
Hostos Community College is
located at 450 Grand Concourse near 149th Street in the Bronx.
Take the 2, 4 & 5 trains or Bx1, Bx19 buses to Grand Concourse
and 149 Street. More detailed directions.
Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail
ALONG THIS MONTH's TROLLEY ROUTE
5:00-9:00 | BCA’s LONGWOOD ART GALLERY @ HOSTOS
450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. | 718-518-6728
HOMENAJE: Jorge Soto Sánchez
The exhibition features two versions of Soto’s best-known work, El velorio de Oller en Nueva York, after the iconic work of the Puerto Rican impressionist Francisco Oller (1833-1917). Other major works of the exhibition include Todo bien en America (1960s) and El Señor Gobernador (1977). Peña-Acosta stated that the exhibition was made possible by the good will of many private collectors.
Two primary contributors to the exhibition are members of his family and El Museo del Barrio, both having graciously provided important pieces that have not been on public view since his untimely death. According to curator Gladys Peña-Acosta, Soto “was a product of the times of the late 60s, often quoting popular concepts from Franz Fenon’s The Wretched of the Earth, which spoke to the dehumanizing effects of colonization and making connection to the Puerto Rican experience. Soto was immersed in researching and learning about his own origin, often visiting the Museum of Natural History where he observed and drew Taino objects and symbols which he later combined with Afro-Caribbean Yoruba religious images.” (on view thru Dec 2).
5:30-8:30 | NO LONGER EMPTY
900 Grand Concourse (at 161st St) | 917-294 7625 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Curated by the 2015 class of NLE Curatorial Lab, Intersecting Imaginaries presents works that speak to memory and lived experience as the binding fibers of community.
6:30pm: Randal Wilcox, founder of Come Más Bronx Cuisine, will speak about the availability of food in the Bronx, while serving a series of appetizers. Engaged with local vendors, food-produce and recipes, Wilcox maps the diversity of Bronx-based flavors.
5:00-8:00 | BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St. | 718-681-6000
Readings & Conversations — No reading this evening.
5:45-7:45pm Free Guided Tours of the museum’s exhibitions:
- (de) (re) construct: Artworks from the Permanent Collection
reflects on the legacy of constructivist art as reinterpreted by contemporary artists. Featuring works by Vito Acconci, Joseph Albers, Paul Chan, Marcelo Cidade, Glenn Goldberg, Jarbas Lopes, Dennis Oppenheim, and Liliana Porter. In addition, a group of chairs by Mary Heilmann especially commissioned by the Whitney Museum suggests the connection between art and design. (on view thru Jan 10, 2016).
- Trees Are Alphabets
Perhaps inspired by his earlier work as a NYC urban park ranger, E. J. McAdams, in this exhibition, considers how the sun, rain, wind, and soil constantly transform the shapes of trees since evolving in primeval forests. McAdams sees in these transformations a vision of an epiphenomenon – like a text – that is forever changing. For the duration of the exhibition, McAdams will write with tree branches, in the hope to make space for a resonant poetic emanation to emerge out of this human-tree collaboration. (on view thru Feb 7, 2016).
- Martin Wong: Human Instamatic
The first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999) since his untimely death. The exhibition traces Wong’s development as an artist, beginning with his transition from an introspective youth in San Francisco painting haunting self-portraits to his self-identification in the mid-1970s as the “Human Instamatic,” a street artist selling portraits of passersby in Eureka, CA. Highlighted are Wong’s later years in New York City where he played a pivotal role in the Lower East Side (LES) arts scene in the 1980s & 90s, a period in which he created an oeuvre immortalizing the vibrancy of a resilient, artistic, and multi-ethnic community facing displacement. Also featured are Wong’s diaristic renderings of the LES Latino community, NYC’s Chinatown, graffiti artists, and later works created in San Francisco, where he returned in 1994. (on view thru Feb 14, 2016).
- Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
An exhibition of photographs that navigate the stories of the Bangladesh people, landscapes, and its position in the world. Most importantly, the works provide viewers with perspectives of artists that are connected to the places they are capturing. We are proud to be collaborating with a cultural institution that is exploring the documentation of its own changing home, the borough of the Bronx, which is home to a growing generation of new Bangladeshi Americans. We hope to open important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities. Participating Artists: Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, Tapash Paul. This exhibition is presented by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. (on view thru Feb 14, 2016).
5:30-8:30 | METROPLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK-Bronx Extension Center
529 Courtlandt Ave, 5th floor lounge, Bronx NY 10451 | 718-665-7787 x4002
My People, Mi Gente, Sauti Watu
Under the broad theme “My People, Mi Gente, Sauti Watu”, artusts are invited to explore the roots of cultural origins. This exhibition includes panoramic depictions of the global neighborhood, featuring works by Luz Campo, Jose Luis Decena, Ashley Ferrera, Margarita Flores, Lindokuhle Mnyandu, Robert Paulino, Radhames Rodriguez, Manuel Sierra, and Francisco Moemi Yan. Curated by Lina Beltre, Business Management, MCNY. (on view thru Jan 14, 2016).
5:30-7:30 | BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER
614 Courtlandt Avenue | 718-993-3512 or 917-696-1655
Via PanAm: The Pursuit of Happiness Kadir van Lohuizen
The Via PanAm exhibition is a combination of an audio-visual installation and prints. It follows the artist’s footsteps from the very south of Chile to the very north of Alaska. Travelling almost 40,000 km overland along the Pan-American Highway and crossing through 15 countries, his work reflects a diverse range of migration experiences both historic and contemporary. The photo stories reflect the complexity of migration – the diverse motivations for coming and going; the struggles and successes; the economic, political, social and environmental contexts; as well as the intimate moments and personal stories – some touching upon current issues, some on topics long forgotten but not resolved. (on view thru Dec 13).
.5:30-8:30 | BRONXARTSPACE
305 E. 140th St., btwn 3rd & Alexander Aves | 718-401-8144 or 718-589-5819
Appointment in Samarra
This exhibition addresses a contemporary world spun out of control. We are bombarded daily with images and stories of disaster and tragedy of every possible origin. The exhibition includes videos by Kasumi, photographs by Michael McCarthy, paintings by Jonathan Shimony and prints by Rob Stupay. Collectively, their work stands as a set of questions, not only about the troubling state of affairs, but also about the very notion of knowledge and understanding. (on view thru Dec 5).
5:30-9:00pm | LDR STUDIO GALLERY
137 Alexander Avenue, Suite 10 (4th fl) | 917-558-2389
- Rise of the S.B.X. Super Artist
Curated by Luis D. Rosado. Exhibition details to be posted shortly.
5:30-8:30 | WALLWORKS
39 Bruckner Blvd. | 917-825-9342
- No Exhibition this month.
5:30-8:30pm | CHARLIE'S BAR & KITCHEN
112 Lincoln Ave. (corner of Bruckner Blvd) | 718-684-2338
- Art & Burgers
Wind down your trolley night at Chrlie's Bar & Kitchen. View the art on the walls and enjoy their Wednesday night Beer & Burger special.
Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital
Crown Trophy of the Bronx, En Foco, Fox
Networks, MAS Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Montefiore Medical Center, the Throgg's
Neck Merchants Association, and Wellcare for supplying
give-aways for our
Bronx Culture Trolley nights.
Special Thanks to our
Funders and Supporters
Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour is a program of:
is made possible with funding from:
NYC Department of Cultural Affair,
NYS Council on the Arts
Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
Hostos Community College
NYC Council Member James Vacca
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Bronx Delegation of the City Council.
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