The Bronx Museum Of The Arts Reopens

Published on September 10, 2020, 11:45 pm
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The Bronx Museum Of The Arts looks forward to welcoming the community safely back through its doors again. While the museum remains free and open to the public, visitors and members must reserve timed tickets in advance and follow all safety guidelines.

In order to ensure that the health and safety of its visitors and staff is prioritized, the museum is operating at a significantly reduced capacity with limited ticketing and entry every 30 minutes.

As a reminder, the museum’s new hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 01:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m., until further notice.

Read more about our new safety guidelines and what to expect during your visit by visiting here.

To reserve a timed ticket, please visit here.

To reserve a senior ticket, please visit here.

On view: September 09, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch is the first survey of quilt-based works by the New York-based interdisciplinary artist. The solo show features over 60 quilt-based works by the artist that seamlessly weave American history into a broader context of global traditions and styles.

For over two decades, Biggers has been developing a singular body of work that is deeply informed by African American history and traditions, and sustains a rich dialog with contemporary art on a national and international level, referencing urban culture, the body, sacred geometry, and American symbolism.

The title of the Bronx Museum exhibition, Codeswitch, refers to both the artist’s quilt series known as the Codex series and to the idea of code-switching itself, or shifting from one linguistic code to another depending on the social context. The Codex series includes mixed media paintings and sculptures done directly on or made from pre-1900 antique quilts. This process, like linguistic code-switching, recognizes language plurality, as the quilts signal their original creator’s intent as well as the new layers of meaning given to them through Biggers’s artistic intervention.

Read more about the exhibition online here.

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Location:

Bronx Museum Of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Tel.:       718-681-6000
Emailinfo@bronxmuseum.org

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