"El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures.
Their richness is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile."
Super Sabado: Around the Block from El Museo!
Target Free Saturdays at El Museo
El Museo del Barrio opens its doors to everyone interested in exploring the vibrancy and diversity of Latino culture, and this Saturday we’re spreading the joy all around El Barrio! Visit our partner locations and enjoy music, poetry, gardening, videos, art-making activities, and tours around El Barrio.
Super Sabado is held on every third Saturday of the month at El Museo del Barrio, admission on this day to the museum is free and is host to a variety of events throughtout the day. For more information check out El Museo's website.
Saturday June 16th starting at 11AM
All day event
CARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Sunday, January 6, 2013
Presented by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with Queens Museum of Art and Studio Museum in Harlem.
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will examine the visual arts and aesthetic development across the Caribbean, considering the historian of the Spanish, French, Dutch, and English islands and their Diasporas. The exhibition is both ambitious and groundbreaking, highlighting rarely-seen works in thematic sections ranging from the Haitian Revolution to the present. An international advisory group of scholars and artist have been working with all three institutions to plan and present scholarly discussions, public programming, events, educational components, the multi-venue exhibition itself, and a major resource publication due to be published in Spring 2012. A Caribbean curriculum initiative for public school youth, including online resources materials, teacher workshops, and New York City area school partnerships is also in the works.
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VOCES Y VISIONES: Gran Caribe
On view through Sunday, December 9, 2012
Drawn from El Museo del Barrio's wide-ranging Permanent Collection, this exhibition features works that explore the vast diversity and complexity of the Caribbean basin, as an accompaniment to El Museo’s upcoming exhibition, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, presented in collaboration with Studio Museum in Harlem and Queens Museum of Art.
Among the featured works is a large-scale painting on hand-made paper by Puerto Rican artist Rossana Martinez. This work considers islands: small, golden, irregularly shaped forms that cover the rich cobalt blue of an endless sea. Other featured objects include a selection of Haitian paintings, featuring a work by Prefet Duffaut; Puerto Rican and Guatemalan masks; sculptures by Charles Juhasz -Alvarado and Federico Ruiz; photographs by Ana Mendieta and a trio of En Foco artists, Charles Biasiny Rivera, Roger Cabán and Felipe Dante; and a costume worn by Coco Fusco in a performance as Queen Isabella, created by Pepón Osorio.
Gran Caribe considers the significance of race and ethnicity, language and dialogue, affinities and differences throughout this part of the world. Artists for whom the Caribbean is both a point of departure and a homecoming are included, as are critical voices that explore new ways of thinking about how Caribbean bodies and voices are represented.
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Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs