Established in 1981 as the exhibition arm of Bronx Council on the Arts, the gallery mounts contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. Both individual and thematic group shows are featured. It is located in Longwood, one of the Bronx's last surviving historic brownstone districts. Once a public school, the gallery also houses several studios for artists-in-residence.
With prior notice, a Spanish-language tour of the gallery exhibit can be arranged.
Explanatory gallery tours of exhibitions of works by contemporary artists feature discussions of the artists' work, their style and use of materials, and the role of art in contemporary society.
Groups may take guided tours of the gallery, followed by art workshops related to the exhibits. The Longwood Arts Journal is available to classes of high school students. Program offered for special education groups.