Quilts are common subjects of New York City museums. But usually, the responsibility falls to The American Folk Art Museum or occasionally The Museum of Art and Design. This season, however, the best quilt-based exhibition in the city is hosted at the Bronx Museum. Harlem-based artist Sanford Biggers displays his contemporary interpretation of artistic quilting in this thoroughly unique display.
Jose Parla's first solo museum exhibit is appropriately hosted at the Bronx Museum. Though born in Miami, Parla's first moved to the Bronx when relocating to New York City. His abstract paintings made of multiple layers of paint recall the large murals he painted in Miami under the name "Ease." This is a beautiful collection of work perfectly harmonious with the goals of the Bronx Museum.