Arts at Wave Hill
From its early days in the 1970s, Wave Hill placed the arts at the core of its mission, undertaking many bold projects. Today, its commitment to presenting the work of emerging artists in a unique environment continues to distinguish Wave Hill among the city’s museums and public gardens. Artists are invited to utilize Wave Hill’s gardens and grounds as a departure point for new work that addresses contemporary ideas related to landscape and nature.
Primary exhibitions take place in Glyndor Gallery in spring, summer and fall. Most summers, generated@wavehill brings an artist onsite to create a temporal project on the grounds. The Sunroom Project Space presents a series of solo installations by emerging artists. Dynamic performing arts programming brings music, film and spoken arts to Wave Hill. Wave Hill’s Family Art Project hosts children and caregivers in free, naturally creative weekend workshops. Adults are equally served through workshops, often led by exhibiting artists.
As a member of the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA), a consortium formed to promote Bronx-based arts, Wave Hill is pleased that works by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows, Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips, have been selected by BxAA’s curatorial committee for inclusion in a new exhibition, Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries, which opens March 6, 2014. The exhibit demonstrates that there are no boundaries—by geography or artistic medium—for the artwork that is being created and shown within the borough. Artists in the show hail from virtually every continent; they are painters, sculptors, photographers; they work with mixed media and create site installations and musical performances. The exhibit is part of New York Armory Week and honors Bronx Day. Read the press release for the exhibition, which runs through March 9, 2014.
The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. The institution's operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.