The Bronx Museum of the Arts has begun offering free admission at all times, to expand access to more visitors and to help ring in the museum’s 40th anniversary.
Museum officials have also announced the launch of a new program to provide arts education to hundreds of students from Bronx public schools.
“At a time when other New York City museums are raising their admission fees, we have chosen to focus on increasing access to the museum as a resource for our community,” said the museum’s executive director, Holly Block.
Many of the 40 schools where the museum will introduce an arts curriculum do not offer art classes or programming.
Education staff and instructors from the museum will travel to the schools to meet with teachers and discuss the project prior to the students’ visit. The students then come to tour the museum and take in the exhibits, after which they settle in to create art based on what they have observed, with the help of the instructors.