This year the Bronx commemorates the centennial of the Grand Concourse, the visionary thoroughfare designed by Louis Risse, inspired by the Champs Élysées in Paris and conceived as a means of connecting residents of Manhattan to the green parks of the North Bronx. To mark the occasion, the Bronx Museum of the Arts examines the past, present, and future of the Grand Concourse with Intersections, a year-long, three-part centennial celebration.
The first segment INTERSECTIONS: THE GRAND CONCOURSE at 100 features archival documentation and original artworks by Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Aaron Birk, Burgoyne Diller, Adolph Gottlieb, Skowmon Hastanan, Pablo Helguera, Daniel Hauben, André Kertész, Jay Leyda, Pia Lindman, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ira Moskowitz, Hélio Oiticica, and Henry E. Rile.PRESS RELEASE
Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100 is made possible by the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation; The Council for Cultural Affairs, R.O.C., in collaboration with Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; National Endowment for the Humanities; Paul and Klara Porzelt Foundation; U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services; New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and Kodak.
The first Lobby Project Series by Vito Acconci is generously supported by the Starry Night of Tides Foundation.
Open House and marketing activities are generously supported by Deutsche Bank and the Rockefeller Brothers Funds.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts receives ongoing general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with the cooperation of the Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. and the Bronx Delegation of the New York City Council; Ford Foundation; Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; Bronx Delegation of the New York State Assembly; New York Times Company Foundation; and private sources.