Friday, September 12, 2008

Things to do in the Bx

Organized by guest curator Lydia Yee, Street Art, Street Life examines the street as subject matter, venue, and source of inspiration for artists and photographers from the late 1950s to the present.

This far ranging exhibition, one of the largest to consider the subject, includes street photography; documentation of performance, events, and artworks presented in the street; works using material from the street; and examples of street culture by more than thirty artists including William Klein, Lee Friedlander, Raymond Hains, Vito Acconci, Martha Rosler, Sophie Calle, David Hammons, Jamel Shabazz, and Francis Alÿs, among others.

Open House

To celebrate the opening of Street Art Street Life, the Bronx Museum will sponsor a grand street fair on the sidewalk immediately in front of the Museum on Sunday, September 14, from 12 – 6 p.m. Highlights include live D.J. and performances, arts activities for families, street food, and local artisans.

For more information on this and related activities going on this weekend, go to

The Street exhibition, which kicks off September 14, runs until January at the museum.

source: Bronx Museum of the Arts

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