Sanford Biggers' two and three-dimensional works made out of antique quilts are layered with meaning in his exhibition, "Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch" at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (on view through January 24, 2021). The addition of paint and other materials to the intricate and original designs of traditional quilts make for a magnificent presentation. In the adjacent galleries, walk through the abstract, street-inspired paintings of José Parlá ("José Parlá: It's Yours," on view through January 10, 2021). Timed tickets are required for entry to the Bronx Museum. Follow this museum visit with a stop by La Morada (via bus, taxi, Uber, or on foot) and order the freshest and most delicious Mexican food to go. In addition to its commitment to authentic Oaxacan cuisine, this restaurant is closely involved with its surrounding community and the local art scene.
These exhibitions are captivating and give plenty to discuss with the kids given the number of materials used by both artists. A thorough examination of each show can happen in the space of an hour or less. An ideal timeframe for kids!
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Exhibition Recommendations: "Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch" and "José Parlá: It's Yours"