The Bronx Museum of the Arts is really on a roll this year, doing all sorts of interesting things to mark its 40th anniversary. It’s made admission free, snagged the honor of commissioning Sarah Sze’s work for the United States’ 2013 Venice Biennale pavilion and now it is mounting a $1 million campaign to add 40 works to its collection. To help with that project, it’s tapped Julieta Gonzalez as an adjunct curator devoted to advising on acquisitions. Ms. Gonzalez is currently chief curator of the recently reopened Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and previously served as an assistant curator at Tate Modern.
The Ford Foundation has kicked in $500,000 to fund the acquisition initiative, and the Jacques and Natasha German Trust added $25,000 more. Ms. Gonzalez’s appointment is funded by a five-year, $250,000 grant from an anonymous donor.