Don’t Miss Martin Wong Exhibit at Bronx Museum of the Arts

15 Jan

I forget why I headed into the Bronx Museum of the Arts seven weeks ago. But when I got there and ended up at the opening for a media tour (yup, I was lucky!) of the Martin Wong exhibit I felt like I was meant to be there. Among what I’ve seen at the museum, which is not nearly sufficient for a Bronxite former newspaper editor who has lived in the borough for 24 years, Wong’s work is the most significant. It’s the art of a proud, gay, artisitic urbanite (he spent some time here but was more of San Franciscan) obsessed with … well … his art and the influence of the diverse, difficult and delectable world around him. Here are a few photos I took of paintings that grabbed me, but they insufficiently document my experience there, which is why you should go! The exhibit closes on Feb. 14.

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