The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Since its inception in 1971, the Bronx Museum has focused on serving the under-served communities in which it sits by connecting diverse audiences to world-class exhibitions, educational, and public programs. The Bronx Museum's programming is a manifestation of that cultural and community wealth. The Bronx Museum defines itself as an open and inclusive place, where all people feel welcome to participate and where marginalized voices, particularly of the youth, can be heard. Always free and open to the public, the Bronx Museum greets approximately 100,000 visitors of all ages each year, including 12,000 K-12 students from neighboring Bronx public schools.

At the 2020 Visionary Gala, The Bronx Museum honored four deeply passionate cultural duos whose work has had a profound impact on the lives of Bronxites and the international visitors the Museum serves. These duos embody the Museum's focus on art and social justice-themed exhibitions and programs. Honorees included Henry & Kathleen Chalfant with the Art and Social Justice Award; Daniel "Desus" Baker & Joel "Mero" Martinez with the Visionaries Award; Diana Al-Hadid & Jon Lott with the Trailblazer Award; and Congressman Jose E. Serrano and Senator Jose M. Serrano with the Vanguard Award.