Welcome to the Bronx

Bronx, NY. Written by Bolivar T. Caceres.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York.

Art enlivens the heart and awakens the soul. The Bronx, New York, allows for cultural enrichment at remarkable institutions like The New York Botanical Garden, Lehman College, Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, The Museum of Bronx History and so much more. There is even the less-known home of Edgar A. Poe on Kingsbridge Bridge Road. — But one such institution, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, surrounded by art deco buildings and built on a France-inspired concourse, not only offers cultural propagation, but they also exhibit works from minority and local artists.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts offers a virtual art studio, where one can participate in short “art activities,” and a virtual “meet the artist” video series on writers and artists’ life and their latest work. Their main exhibition, Brooklynite Shaun Leonardo’s The Breath of Empty Space, are drawings that “mediated images of systemic violence against Black and Brown young men in contemporary American history have shaped our fear, empathy, and perception.” There is always an enriching opportunity to see and learn from others, but more so when you can relate to them. The Bronx Museum of the Arts provides this chance. Learn more at http://www.bronxmuseum.org/.

Bolivar T. Caceres is a Bronx-based artist and writer. His poems appear on ShortEdition and Ariel Chart. He is also the author of the chapbook Outside My Garret Window, published in 2020. He currently writes for the quarterly film blog Film Studies 401 and the news blog New York Positivity. Connect with him on social media @BolivarTCaceres and at www.BtcArt.co.

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