Bronx Museum Raises $1 Million for Art Acquisitions

Bronx Museum Raises $1 Million for Art Acquisitions

According to the NY Times, the Bronx Museum of the Arts has raised $1 million for acquisitions and has added works by several major artists to its permanent collection.

The art reflects collections of work by African-American, Latin American, and Asian artistst, as well as pieces that deal with urban themes.

The artists represented include Elizabeth Catlett, Martin Wong, Öyvind Fahlström, Glenn Ligon, Jamel Shabazz, Vito Acconci, and Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

The museum usually spends $10,000 to $50,000 a year for acquisitions, and it receives donations and bequests of work. Holly Block, the museum's executive director said, "As art becomes so much more expensive, it's hard for a small institution to acquire anything anymore." "This is a huge change for us."