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(Crain’s) — Years of funding cuts have taken a steep toll on the Bronx Museum. It’s had to reduce the number of exhibitions it presents each year from three to two. It pared its public visiting hours to just four days a week. Now, with projected city funding for the next fiscal year of only $250,000—less than a third of what it received just two years ago—the struggling art institution may have to stop its free program for the 500 school groups it serves.  “Over the past 10 years, this is the lowest that general operating support has ever been,” said Holly Block, executive director of the museum, which is slashing its budget to $2.35 million from $3 million for the next fiscal year. “There is nowhere left to cut. I’m already doing six jobs myself.”  The museum is one of many cultural organizations reacting to the city’s latest proposed budget cuts. The city, which is under severe budget pressure of its own, has proposed reductions in funding for cultural organizations of more than 50% in many cases, the largest cuts these groups have faced in recent memory.

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