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Marvel selected for $21 million renovation of the Bronx Museum of Arts’ Grand Concourse Entrance

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Marvel selected for $21 million renovation of the Bronx Museum of Arts’ Grand Concourse Entrance

The museum is one of NYC’s only major museums with free admission.

By David Malone, Managing Editor | December 20, 2021
Bronx Museum of the Arts new entrance lobby
Courtesy Marvel

Marvel has been selected to design the renovation of a new multi-story entrance and lobby for the Bronx Museum of Arts.

The new renovation will integrate the South Wing into the existing extension, built in 2006, by creating a cohesive architectural whole and a reimagined and spacious lobby. The lobby will include seating, gathering space, and large street-facing walls for artwork. The relocation of the main entrance to the highly-visible corner of Grand Concourse and 165th Street will open up the museum and serve as an expansion of the sidewalk, offering multiple opportunities for art and public programming to be visible from the street.

“With this addition, the Museum will continue to be one of the most vibrant and welcoming spaces for all New Yorkers and visitors, now and in the future,” said Jonathan J. Marvel, Principal Architect, Marvel, in a release. “We are extremely gratified to be a part of this meaningful project, which spans the storied Grand Concourse and celebrates New York City’s rich legacy of cultural inclusion and diversity.”

The project will be overseen by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. It is slated for completion in 2025.


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