City Museums of Science, History, Culture & Arts
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Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices
|January 23 through June 7, 2015
Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation
This exhibition focuses on Abraham
Lincoln’s mastery of language and how his words changed the course of history. Today,
nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, he remains an exemplar of exalted
leadership in a time of great crisis and people the world over continue to look to him
as a standard-bearer for principled governance. Lincoln Speaks explores Lincoln as a
writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time
and in ours.
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
Friday, May 1, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Four extraordinary artists from Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca will perform
traditional flamenco presenting a range of comedy, joy, and sadness through dance.
Artist and choreographer Nia Love will perform her new project entitled Recognize, an
exploration of interpersonal relationships, with her young son, virtuoso drummer Kojo
Saturday, May 2, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Family Affair: Spring Fever
Welcome spring's long awaited arrival at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Explore healthy
living and contemporary art through art activities and tours of our current exhibitions
Three Photographers from the Bronx and Cuba Libre! Works from the Shelley and Donald
Rubin Private Collection. For children 12 and under with parent/guardian. Pre-register
here to skip the line.
Saturday, May 2, Meet at 11:00am in the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby
The Bronx's Main Street: Walking the Grand Concourse with Sam Goodman
As part of Jane's Walk Weekend, Bronx native Sam Goodman, and urban planner in the
Office of the Bronx Borough President, will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse. While
visiting key sites along this major thoroughfare, Goodman will provide a brief history
of the Grand Concourse and explain the development of its diverse neighborhoods and
communities. Cohosted by Transportation Alternatives.
Wednesday, May 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Readings & Conversations
The Bronx Trolley stops at the Bronx Museum where author Julian Voloj will discuss his
graphic novel Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker with Benjamin Melendez, the
protagonist of the book, as well as Joseph Mpa, a former Black Panther activist.
Thursday, May 7
The Bronx Museum partners with The Bronx Writers Center at the Bronx Council on the Arts
and the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to host two workshops for
writers followed by a panel of noted African writers in conversation about the
importance of elders in life and art.
1:00pm to 3:00pm: "Writing Fiction from Memories, " workshop with author Chantel
3:30pm to 5:30pm: "Finding One's Voice in Writing," workshop with author Billy Kahora
6:30pm to 8:00pm: "The Witnesses," a discussion featuring Vinie Burrows and noted
African writers Boubacar Boris Diop, Yusef Komunyakaa, Achille Mbembe, and Ngũgĩ wa
Thiong'o. Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili.
Thursdays May 7, 14, 21, 28, 11:00am to 2:00pm
In honor of Senior Citizens Month, the Bronx Museum is offering FREE guided tours and
refreshments for seniors every Thursday in May. Bring your friends and enjoy fun and
engaging conversations about the artwork on view in our galleries. Drop in anytime
between 11AM and 2PM.
Thursdays May 14, 21, 28 (and June 4 and 11!)
Warm up in a series of five fitness classes at the Bronx Museum! Get a lesson on
culture, movement, and style, and break a sweat while you're at it.
May 14: Michelle González of Sweet Water Dance and Yoga will lead a low-intensity yoga
May 21: Kathryn Davis will lead visitors through "Meditation and Movement for Relaxation
May 28: Bharati S. Kemraj of the Bharati Dance Academy is leading a Bollywood Blast
Monday, May 18, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Day 2015
The Bronx Museum is celebrating the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)'s sixth
annual Art Museum Day by providing full access to our four exhibition spaces and
offering 20% off memberships at all levels. As an added bonus, new members will also
receive a complimentary Bronx Museum tote bag.
125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution
September 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015
Around half a century ago during the Cultural
Revolution (1966 – 1976), China was in a political “mango-fever.” In 1968, after
receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong
sent the fruit to the “Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.” It coincided
with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to
worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a
temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao’s benevolence and love for the people.
Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and
badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax
mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with
circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80
mango-related objects, Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution will explore the
interaction o f material culture and politics during this period.
China Institute Gallery is open daily from 10AM - 5PM, and stays open with FREE
ADMISSION until 8PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults,
$4 for students and seniors, and children under 12 are free.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
338 Lighthouse Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
The Museum is open every Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM during the month of February.
Our upcoming events include:
All film screenings are free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and
Seniors. We are pleased to continue the Saturday morning meditation classes each Saturday at
11:30 AM. For additional information, please visit our website. The fee for the class is $12/$10
for members. See complete
|Sunday, April 26th: 2:00 PM
Film Screening - My Reincarnation
Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed filmmaker, Jennifer Fox, this film chronicles the
story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born
son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu's rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in
the West, while his son,Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous
spiritual master, breaks away from his father's tradition to embrace the modern world.
|Friday, May 1st 6:00 PM
Walking Tour - Tibet, Opera, and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun
Please join me for a Jane's Walk of Lighthouse Hill in conjunction with the Municipal
Art's Society. The walk will last about an hour. Please feel free to join us at the
Museum after the walk for light refreshments. The walk is free. Suggested donation for
the after party is $10 with all proceeds to benefit the Museum.
|Sunday, May 3rd 2:00 PM
Film Screening - Walking in Circles
This film is the story of three English housewives who in 1958 drove 8,000 miles to
India. All married to mountaineers, they decided to have an adventure of their own. Eve
Sims, Anne Davies and Antonia Deacock set their sites on Zanskar; a remote Tibetan
Buddhist Kingdom in the North West Himlaya, the highest inhabited valley on earth and
one of the last unexplored regions on the map.
|Our on-going class schedule is:
Tai Chi - Thursdays 10:00AM
Tai Chi - Saturdays 4:00 PM
Meditation - Saturdays, 11:30 AM beginning on Saturday May 2nd.
|Public Programs at the Museum are made possible by the New York State Council on the
Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support is provided, in part, with public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Council members Vincent Ignizio, Steven
Matteo, and Debi Rose. Our programs are also made possible by you, our friends, members
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