Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100

Bronx Museum
March 2, 2009 12:57:12 PM PST
In November 1909, the Grand Concourse - a visionary feat of 19th century planning largely taken for granted by modern day New Yorkers - was opened. Now, one- hundred years later, the Bronx Museum of the Arts commemorates the opening of the famous thoroughfare with its year-long lobby installation Intersections. The three-part celebration examines the past, present, and future of what New Yorkers in the 1900s dubbed the "Park Avenue of the Middle Class."

The three exhibitions are: Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100 (March 5 - July 20, 2009); Intersections: The Grand Concourse Commissions (August 2, 2009 - January 4, 2010); and Intersections: The Grand Concourse Beyond 100 (November 1 - January 4, 2010).

The Grand Concourse at 100 examines the impact of the Grand Concourse through art, architectural drawings, prints, photographs, and archival materials. The Grand Concourse Commissions considers present-day conditions along the Grand Concourse and features the work of artists Katie Holten (Ireland) and Jeff Liao (Taiwan). The Grand Concourse Beyond 100 is the concluding exhibition and features seven projects selected by judges of the Intersections competition co-sponsored by the Museum and the Design Trust for Public Space.

For more information on the exhibit and public programs, please visit www.bronxmuseum.org.


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