M is the letter for today in the A-Z Challenge and I’ll be mentioning museums. Did you know that the Bronx has different museums for your enjoyment? I’m going to briefly mention two. We have The Bronx Museum of the Arts on 165th Street and Grand Concourse.
The museum has contemporary and 20th century works by American artists, and it has hosted exhibitions of art and design from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Its collection has more than 800 paintings, sculptures, and photos. Best of all, it’s FREE. 🙂
Then there’s the City Island Nautical Museum (City Island from C) Click on their link to learn more about them. Also good to know is that this community museum is also FREE! 😀 I haven’t been to either one. A commenter reminded me of a saying about how youth is wasted on the young. Sure was the case for me.
Below I’ve listed their Mission from the website.
a. To promote and encourage original historical research;
b. To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of City Island, New York, and its environs;
c. To gather, preserve, display, and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of City Island and the surrounding area;
d. To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest;
e. To acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title to or the custody of artifacts, books, works of art, boats and boat-related gear and materials, and other objects relating to City Island history;
f. To administer the museum to meet educational and interpretive goals of the society, offer leisure time activity for the community and visitors.
Did you know the following people were born in the Bronx?
- Marshall, Gary – Director, Producer
- Marshall, Penny – Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
- Morrow, Vic – Actor
- Macht, Gabriel – Actor
- Manchester, Melissa – Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Do you have any free museums or places of interest in your hometown? How’s your Wednesday?