The Bronx Museum unveiled its exhibit “Intersections: The Grand Concourse Beyond 100” Sunday, November 1. The exhibit is the culmination of a 9-month design competition, sponsored by the museum and the Design Trust for Public Space, which challenged would-be urban planners to envision the future of one of New York City’s main arteries. Focusing on seven of the leading proposals, the show highlights the idealism and creativity of the next generation of city thinkers.
Nicolai Ouroussoff, in a review published yesterday in the NY Times, says, “When you step back out onto the Grand Concourse after visiting the Bronx Museum show, you see the neighborhood with fresh eyes and a clearer understanding of its history and how it could be revived.”
“Intersections: The Grand Concourse Beyond 100” runs through Jan. 3 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, at 165th Street, Morrisania; (718) 681-6000, bronxmuseum.org. Museum Program Director Sergio Bessa is the editor of Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100, from Fordham University Press.