The Bronx Is Building: An Art Exhibit Focused on Collaboration and Public Health
The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine is sponsoring the exhibition The Bronx is Building: Transforming the Cross Bronx Expressway: Design + Public Health atThe Gallery of ARTFul Medicine, in Tower One of the Hutchinson Metro Center. Curated by Einstein Alexander Levine and Timothy Liang, medical students in the class of 2023, the exhibition opened to the public early this February, and will be on view through the end of April.
“The Gallery of ARTFul Medicine showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of a medical center," said Jodi Moise, director of the Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine. "We encourage artists to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political, and technological significance. When Alex and Tim approached me about their project, I recognized that their efforts illustrate how the potential transformation of the Cross Bronx Expressway could be a public health intervention for the Borough of the Bronx and knew it would be a fitting exhibition for us to host."
In creating the exhibit the duo worked in partnership with Nilka Martell, founder of #LovingTheBronx, a Bronx-based initiative that focuses on community building, development, and organizing around social and environmental issues through the use of parks, open spaces, and waterways throughout the Bronx.
The exhibit highlights collaboration between community members, designers/architects, student doctors, and public health professionals to advocate for the transformation of the Cross Bronx Expressway as a public health and quality of life intervention.
“Our exhibit aims to further the conversation to transform the highway,” said Tim, who just started clerkship as a third-year.
“It’s an ongoing conversation that is constantly evolving,” added Alex, who is now a fourth-year. “Addressing and creating a solution that works best for the borough needs continued community input.”
The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine also features the exhibit on its website, and you can view an Instagram post about it as well.
Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2022