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Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories is a compilation of conversations, interviews, and poetic narratives offered by our staff, artists, and teen program members about the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

Staff Stories

Jasmine Wahi on Jamel Shabazz's "A Time of Innocence"

Jasmine Wahi, Holly Block Social Justice Curator, discusses one of her favorite works in the Museum’s collection A Time of Innocence by street photographer Jamel Shabazz

Want to learn more about Jamel Shabazz?  Watch Teen Council’s interview with Jamel Shabazz.

Patrick Rowe on The Bronx Museum's Darkwater Collaboration

Patrick Rowe, Director of Education, discusses The Bronx Museum’s Darkwater collaboration with Tim Rollins and K.O.S. who led an experiential workshop with I.S. 218 about W.E.B. Dubois 1920 autobiographical novel.

Nell Klugman on Glenn Ligon's "Runaways"

Nell Klugman, Education Programs Manager, shares one of her favorite pieces from the Museum’s collection, Glenn Ligon’s Runaways, as seen in the 2018 exhibition Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon.

Olivia Pohl on "The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop"

In this Staff Story, Olivia Pohl, the Museum’s former Executive Coordinator, shares her experience of the exhibit The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop. 

Joshua Stein on Emilio Sanchez

In this Staff Story, Bronx Museum Trustee Joshua Stein discusses the work of Cuban-born, New York modernist painter Emilio Sanchez, and his renowned depictions of street scenes in The Bronx.

Teen Council and Teen Summer Stories

Teen Summer 2019 participants conducted a two-part interview series to mark the 50-year anniversary of two cultural groups that emerged in New York City and continue to have lasting impact. 

Interview with Gonzalo Casals

Part one features an interview with Gonzalo Casals, then Executive Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum. Leslie-Lohman is the only art museum to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQIA experience.

Interview with Hiram Maristany and Miguel Luciano

Part two features interviews with Hiram Maristany and Miguel Luciano. Maristany is co-founder and photographer of the Young Lords in New York. Luciano is the creator of Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio, a public art project featuring Maristany’s photographs installed in East Harlem neighborhoods where Young Lord actions took place.

Teen Summer and Teen Council: We Are All Agents of Change

Agents of Change: Civic Engagement

Part one, explores what civic engagement looks like in The Bronx and beyond and how youth can get involved! 

Interview with Shellyne Rodriguez

Part two, interview with artist, organizer, and educator Shellyne Rodriguez.

Interview with Joseph Cuillier and Shani Peters of The Black School

Part three, interview with Joseph Cuillier and Shani Peters of The Black School.

Interview with Artist Amy Khoshbin

Part four, interview with Brooklyn-based performance, video, and installation artist Amy Khoshbin


Bobby González and Mahogany L. Browne on Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space

Hear poets Bobby González and Mahogany L. Browne share their poetry, written in response to Shaun Leonardo’s exhibit The Breath of Empty Space

Visual Storytelling

See two amazing visual compilations part of Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch exhibition.

Mother Patchwerk

Based on a graphic novel by John Jennings in collaboration with David Brame and Esperanza Bey. Soundtrack by Moon Medicine. Animation by Dan Rowe.

Moon Rising

Directed by Terrance Nance.  Soundtrack by Moon Medicine. 

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