- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts was founded in 1971 to serve the ethnically diverse population of the Bronx and to stimulate community interest in the visual arts. Exhibitions and complementary public programs offer visitors the opportunity to learn about themselves, their heritage, history and culture while gaining insight into other cultural groups.
The museum has been housed since 1982 in a 33,000-square-foot converted synagogue. Of particular architectural interest is the three-story, glass-enclosed atrium serving as lobby and lounge. Works by 20th-century artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as American descendants from those regions, form the basis of a collection of more than 800 objects, including paintings, photographs, sculpture and works on paper.