Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:03

While most museums are raising their prices, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is now FREE.
This is part of their 40th anniversary celebration, the museum will not charge admission to visitors starting TODAY @ 11A. 718 681 6000

This welcomed pilot program is funded with a $62,000 grant from the New York Community Trust.
It covers admission and publicity for 15 months. Their plan is to continue this free service. Also as part of the anniversary celebration, the museum has acquired 40 works for its permanent collection and adopted 45 neighborhood schools.

By providing an open forum for discussion and experimentation, the Education Department at the
Bronx Museum works as a catalyst for ideas and dialogue. They promote engaging and transformational
art experiences with the goal of connecting the viewer’s personal experience with relevant areas in
contemporary culture.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, housed in an iconic contemporary building on the Grand Concourse, focuses on 20th century and contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1971, it has hosted several critically-acclaimed exhibitions, including the current show, Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect.

The museum is home to an array of educational offerings, and its noted Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program has helped establish hundreds of emerging artists.