Hop on the
trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
spots along the lower Grand Concourse
the trolley on
the first Wednesday evening of each month
(except January & September) at Longwood Art
Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at
450 Grand Concourse. The
trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in
the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The
trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route
are free. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair
Hostos Community College is
located at 450 Grand Concourse near 149th Street in the Bronx.
Take the 2, 4 & 5 trains or Bx1, Bx19 buses to Grand Concourse
and 149 Street. More detailed directions.
Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail
ALONG THIS MONTH's TROLLEY ROUTE
5:00-9:00 | BCA’s LONGWOOD ART GALLERY @ HOSTOS
450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. | 718-518-6728
- Lasting Legacies: Ellsworth Ausby, Xenobia Bailey, Honey Kassoy, and Olga Kitt
Lasting Legacies highlights the work of four dynamic elder artists from BCA’s Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Program. This exhibition features their sculptures, paintings, graffiti and textile art. BCA CALL is an outgrowth of the Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL program that connects elder artists with BCA-trained Legacy Specialists who teach CALL artists how to document and archive their life’s work.
Dubbed: Lady K Fever
An installation by Lady K Fever (Kathleena Howie) and curated by Bronx artist and 2013 BCA BRIO winner Laura Napier, is a fresh, innovative installation ─ the artist’s first solo NYC exhibition. Working in the Gallery’s Project Room during the days prior to her opening, Lady K Fever will remix her own work, layering graffiti vernacular, drawings, paintings on plexiglass and cardboard, razor wire, transparencies, found objects, and selfies with her signature abstract expressive flora and botanicals. Both exhibitions are on view thru April 1.
Dubbed/ inTransport reflective graffiti installation
An art activity as an accompaniment to the Lady K Fever exhibition
Upcoming PEN American Center International Literary Festival
Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez will be joined by a representative from the PEN American Center, which works to advance literature, to defend free expression and to foster international literary fellowship around the world. They will be handing out promotional materials for PEN's upcoming World Voices international literary festival and to inform the public on how BCA, Bronx Museum of the Arts and PEN American Center will be collaborating on exciting new writing workshops and panel presentation on May 7th at Bronx Museum. Very exciting news for the Bronx!
5:00-8:00 | BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St. | 718-681-6000
5:30-7:30: Readings & Conversations
Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the book Bronx Memoir Project by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Bronx Writers Center released the book, an unprecedented collection of over fifty fragments of Bronx memoirs, as penned by the borough's residents, spanning generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.
5:45-7:45: Free Guided Tour of the Museum’s Current Exhibitions
Craft and Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis
A new large sculpture by New York-based artist and BCA BRIO winner Aristides Logothetis. Created in 2014, the sculpture deals with issues related to the many ways visual signs are coded through culture and then used as support of systems, constructs, and power hierarchies. Since the 1990s Logothetis has produced a diverse body of work incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, collage, and installation that explore visual perception and its relationship to a reordered, very personal combination of formalism, narrative, process, and metaphor. (on view thru April 12).
Escape Route: Paintings and Drawings by Jeffrey Spencer Hargrave
A selection of works dealing with issues related to race, religion and sexuality by the New York-based artist, organized by guest curator Isaac Aden and created from 2011 to 2014. Since 1998 Hargrave has produced a compelling, deeply personal body of work incorporating painting, drawing, sculpture and video that explore the dynamics between race, sexuality and religion in relation to his upbringing in the south and early adulthood as an African-American gay male coming to terms with racial and sexual identity. (on view thru May 31st).
Three Photographers from the Bronx
This exhibition showcases the work of Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo—three Bronx-born photographers who captured significant moments of societal and urban change in the borough and across the country during the 20th century. The exhibition features over 80 works, from depictions of daily life in the Bronx and Far Rockaways in the early 1950s, to images of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, to a searing look at Bronx community protests in the early 1980s. Together these works create an exchange across three distinct and intertwined moments—exploring the legacy of community activism and urban change, and launching a dialogue surrounding the challenges the Bronx and similar communities continue to face today. (on view thru June 14).
The recent announcement of a new re-engagement policy between the United States and Cuba has increased the level of expectation as to what the future of the island will be. By featuring a selection of works from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, Cuba Libre! suggests that contemporary Cuban artists have already been engaged in this discussion, providing thoughtful materials for their audiences to ponder on their diversity and rich historical legacy. (on view thru June 21).
Highlights from the Permanent Collection
This exhibition features works by Elizabeth Catlett, a key figure in continuing the tradition of connecting the public to artwork that explores and displays acute attention to detail, technique, and formal qualities while also exposing the social, economic, and racial issues of our time. Her inclination for multiple forms of expression—sculpture, painting, and printmaking—is reflected in the broad conceptual scope of her art and its relationship to art history. (on view thru June 21).
5:45-7:45 | BXARTS FACTORY @ ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
1125 Grand Concourse, diagonally across from the Bronx Museum of the Arts
718-681-6000, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INNUENDOS: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women
This collection of works by ten women artists from the Bronx seeks to connect you to the female form. Co-curated by Yelaine Rodriguez and Yolanda L. Rodriguez and presented by BxArts Factory, it celebrates women, body and spirit, through metaphors intended to destroy the stigmatism of women’s bodies and to reflect the elegance of the female form through its closeness to the universe. Artists Include: Laura Alvarez, Laura N James, Melissa Calderón, Yarisa Colón, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Elena Bouza, Abigail DeVille, Cinnamon Willis, Yelaine Rodriguez and Ijeoma D. Iheanacho.
5:30-7:30 | BRONX RIVER ART CENTER @ BRONXARTSPACE
305 E. 140th St., btwn 3rd & Alexander Aves | 718-401-8144 or 718-589-5819
The Sculpture of Food
If sculpture can explore the physical, tactile implications of material and all of the cultural significance that it brings with it, then The Sculpture of Food, curated by Karine Duteil, achieves this transference of meaning through that which we eat. In the works on display, food is both a building block for an art object and an idea to be conveyed. The materials chosen by each artist to construct the works, whether they be stone, fur, paper or candy, create significance that could contradict or add to the cultural weight that belongs to an everyday package of candy or a bloody side of beef. Featured artists include Anna Adler, Robin Antar, Hannes Bend, Esperanza Cortés, Colin McMullan, Rachel Major and SPURSE. (on view thru April 11).
5:30-8:30 | WALLWORKS
39 Bruckner Blvd. | 917-825-9342
A two-person show featuring works from Steph Burr and John-Paul O'Grodnick, emerging artists who are not afraid of color come together for an exciting show to bring in the spring season! (on view thru April 29).
5:30-8:30pm | CHARLIE'S BAR & KITCHEN
112 Lincoln Ave. (corner of Bruckner Blvd) | 718-684-2338
Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital One Bank,
Crown Trophy of the Bronx, En Foco, Fox
Networks, MAS Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Montefiore Medical Center, the Throgg's
Neck Merchants Association, and Wellcare for supplying
the give-aways for our
Bronx Culture Trolley nights.
Special Thanks to our
Funders and Supporters
Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour is a program of:
- Bronx Council
on the Arts
- Bronx Cultural
- Bronx Tourism
is made possible with funding from:
- NYC Department of Cultural Affair,
- NYS Council on the Arts
- Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
- Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
- Hostos Community College
- NYC Council Member James Vacca
- Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
- Bronx Delegation of the City Council.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the The Bronx Trolley: Arts & Culture Tour, email email@example.com or call