Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Exhibition Runs: June 19th – August 16th (Free Admission)
BCA and En Foco are proud to present Subject ≠ Object, the highly anticipated 2019 En Foco Fellowship Group Exhibition! The work of the ten winners will be on display, depicting works ranging from the Punk scene in Havana, Cuba, to the LGBTQ+ scene at Jacob Riis Park. Styles include diptychs, collages, photographic scrolls, and more. Says curator Alexander Campos, “More than just studies in portraiture and landscape photography, these artists use photography to shed light on race, identity, sexuality, feminism, and politics.”
Damarys Alvarez | Melanie Gonzalez | Jerry Lim | Ruben Ramirez | Roger Richardson | Tiffany Smith | Aaron R. Turner | Virginia Inés Vergara | Derick Whitson | D’Angelo Lovell Williams Alexander Campos
Damarys Alvarez | Melanie Gonzalez | Jerry Lim | Ruben Ramirez | Roger Richardson | Tiffany Smith | Aaron R. Turner | Virginia Inés Vergara | Derick Whitson | D’Angelo Lovell Williams
Youth Engagement Program
This spring, the Bronx Council on the Arts launched its much-awaited Youth Arts Engagement Program at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. This initiative seeks to increase Bronx youth’s awareness of local arts while encouraging youth to embark on a life of ongoing culture engagement they can relate to. Youth benefit from free, age-appropriate art activities that foster critical thinking, interviewing and public speaking skills.
Call for Teaching Artists Proposal
Deadline: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM
As part of the Longwood Art Project’s Youth Engagement Program, BCA is seeking proposals from Bronx based teaching artists in all fields and disciplines to create programming and workshops for local youth ages 14-25. Student groups will come from high schools, after school programs, community centers, and colleges in the neighborhoods surrounding the gallery with a max of 30 students per session.
Teaching artists are encouraged to create interactive workshops reflecting and enhancing student’s engagement with the current exhibition and related social justice concerns relevant to students. Descriptions of shows taking place during Fall/Winter 19-20 are provided for your reference, as well as guidelines and goals for the programs, which can be used to inform your application.
You may apply to multiple dates within the season with an individual proposal for each class you would like to teach. Teaching artists will be offered a stipend of $150 for a 2 hour workshop, as well as a materials stipend. Date of workshops will be scheduled on a one time basis, according to availability of the interested youth group and the artist.
For appointments, please contact Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos at 718-518-6728.
Longwood Arts Project is the contemporary art program of the Bronx Council on the Arts. The Arts Project operates under the mission to support artists and their work, especially emerging artists and those from under-represented and under-resourced communities within the Bronx. Longwood Arts Project hosts exhibits and public programs that provide opportunities for free and open dialogue on arts and culture.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is the main exhibition space of the Longwood Arts Project. The Gallery presents solo and group exhibitions of art produced in various mediums and through interdisciplinary practices that connect artists, communities, and ideas within and beyond the Bronx.
Initiated by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) in 1981, Longwood Arts Project was founded in the former Public School 39 at 986 Longwood Avenue in the Bronx. The school was closed due to attrition of school-age children in the district at that time when the area was devastated physically and economically. Community leaders turned the unfortunate closure into an opportunity to help stabilize the neighborhood by developing it into a multi-service building for city agencies and non-profit organizations as its tenants.
BCA was an integral part of the transition in the neighborhood from literally being the poster child for late ’70s urban decay to what is actually an inspiring story of the rebirth of a community. The many blocks of new and rehabilitated homes are on sites where old tenements were torn down or left to fall apart. This building, located in a section of the South Bronx, has seen an incredible rise of new low-income housing to go with wonderful new parks and baseball fields.
Longwood Arts Project occupied 10 rooms on the second floor of the Longwood building from 1981 to 2002. From the onset, most of the rooms were turned into artist studios that were available as part of the Scholarship Studio Programs or at a subsidized rental fee. Past Resident Artists include Ernesto Pujol, MacArthur Award Winner Pepón Osorio, along with Tim Rollins & Kids of Survival (K.O.S.). In 1985 under the direction of artist Fred Wilson, the Project established the Longwood Arts Gallery with a strong commitment to presenting works by contemporary local, national, and international artists in its thematic and solo exhibitions. In 1991 a second gallery was created to focus specifically on Bronx-based artists. The exhibition program at the Gallery has addressed the urban condition, national and cultural identity, immigration, violence, racism, urban space, the environment, local Bronx history, and street and popular culture.
In the autumn of 2002, the PS 39 building at 965 Longwood Avenue was converted back into a school administered by the NYC Board of Education. In advance of the likely expansion of educational services at our longtime home, BCA made a strategic decision to find a new space, and develop new alliances with some old friends. In 2003, the Longwood Arts Project relocated and established a new exhibition program known as the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Our partnership with the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse. This location has since become home, where we continue promoting the creative visions of our artists who work so hard to bring them to fruition within our communities.
On the campus of
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451
2019 Summer Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays – Thursdays – 1pm – 7pm
Mondays by appointment.
Hostos is easily accessible by the 2, 4, and 5 IRT Trains.
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Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is wheelchair accessible