MI GENTE! We are excited to be opening Part II of our 50th anniversary exhibition Culture and the People featuring an institutional timeline! Stop tonight from 6-9pm for live performances by @aurorazdb, DJ Bembona, Palladium Mambo All Stars, and a throwback photo booth installation in partnership with @nuevayorkinos | #elmuseo50#history#legacy#latinx#latino#latinamerica#caribbean . . . #repose@rodrigoemoura | CULTURE AND THE PEOPLE: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019 Part II: An Institutional Timeline | OPENS JUNE 11 AT 6PM In celebration of our 50th anniversary, Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019 reflects on the institution's activist origins and role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Puerto Rican, Latinx and Latin American art and culture. The two-part exhibition features selections from the Permanent Collection, and an institutional timeline, including rare archival materials. Both sections are on view through September 29. Curated by Susanna Temkin and Noel Valentin. El Museo del Barrio (Photo: Hiram Maristany), ¡Nosotros somos El Museo del Barrio!: Primer aniversario, c. 1972, poster, El Museo del Barrio Archives. @elmuseo#elmuseodelbarrio#cultureandthepeople
“PUERTO RICO IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE PUERTORRIQUENOS ARE A BEAUTIFUL RACE If only they had turned off the television and tune into their own imaginations If only they had used the white supremacy bibles for toilet paper purpose and make their latino souls the only religion of their race If only they had return to the definition of the sun after the first mental snowstorm on the summer of their senses If only they had kept their eyes open at the funeral of their fellow employees who came to this country to make a fortune and were buried without underwears
Juan Miguel Milagros Olga Manuel will right now be doing their own thing where beautiful people sing and dance and work together where the wind is a stranger to miserable weather conditions where you do not need a dictionary to communicate with your people Aqui Se Habla Espanol all the time Aqui you salute your flag first Aqui there are no dial soap commercials Aqui everybody smells good Aqui tv dinners do not have a future Aqui the men and women admire desire and never get tired of each other Aqui Que Pasa Power is what’s happening Aqui to be called negrito means to be called LOVE” . . . 🇵🇷 Pedro Pietri, (excerpt) “Puerto Rican Obituary”, 1973. | #boricua#puertorico#nuyorican#puertoricandayparade#coqui
#MMF2019 | Join us for our birthday celebration featuring the opening of Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019, Part II: An Institutional Timeline, a display tracing the historical and cultural trajectory of El Museo del Barrio since 1969. The celebration continues with live performances by Aurora and Zon del Barrio @aurorazdb, Palladium Mambo All Stars, and DJ Bembona @djbembona. Visitors can also travel back in time and take part in a birthday photo booth, inspired by El Barrio back in the days, in partnership with @nuevayorkinos. . . SCHEDULE
5:45pm | Opening Ceremony at El Museo del Barrio
6:00 – 6:15pm | Remarks
6:15 – 9:00pm | Mi Barrio Photo Booth Installation in partnership with Nuevayorkinos
6:15 – 8:30pm | Wear Your History: Art Making Station 6:15 – 7pm | Aurora & Zon del Barrio: Music from the Streets of Latin N.Y.
6:30 – 6:50pm | Curator-led tour of Culture and the People: 1969-2019, Part II
#THROWBACK | We are excited to be partnering with @nuevayorkinos on this special project honoring our anniversary year and the Latinx community in New York City! Join us on June 11th (during Museum Mile Festival) for the launch of #MiBarrio. Stop by and get your picture taken in our old school photo booth installation and get a souvenir ‘capia’ (while supplies last)! . . .
#repost🗽🔥 I’m excited to announce Nuevayorkinos’ partnership with (@elmuseo) El Museo del Barrio.
Inspired by their 50th anniversary, the initiative aims to celebrate our personal + shared histories of the neighborhood, pay homage to the legacies left by those who founded the institution, remember where we came from, and remind us all of the important contributions of Latinx communities in El Barrio and beyond.
Mark your calendars + Join us for our launch!
What: #MiBarrio LAUNCH at Museum Mile When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6-9pm Cost: FREE
Stop by and get your photo taken in our interactive photo booth installation inspired by Latinx ÑYC. Nuevayorkinos merch will be available for purchase!
The partnership also includes:
#MiBarrio OPEN CALL: Submit your photos + videos of Latinx communities in El Barrio (East Harlem) from 1969-2005 to @nuevayorkinos. Our compiled neighborhood family album will be displayed this Fall in our Cuentame Gallery (1st Floor). Deadline to submit is Friday, August 16, 2019. #nuevayorkinos
#ORGULLO | “I was a radical, a revolutionist. I am still a revolutionist…I am glad I was in the Stonewall riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought, “My god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here!” - Sylvia Rivera . . . Recently, @nycmayor announced that a She Built NYC monument will honor pioneering transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, key leaders in the Stonewall Uprising that sparked the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. The proposed location for the monument is in Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, a prominent public space in the heart of neighborhood landmarks that were essential to LGBTQ history and advocacy, including the Stonewall Inn and St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera founded STAR, renamed Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries in 2001, a housing and support organization for homeless LGBTQ youth and sex workers; they were also leaders in the Stonewall Uprisings and lifelong advocates for LGBTQ rights, particularly around racial and economic justice for LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness and poverty. In addition to Johnson’s and Rivera’s work and advocacy for LGBTQ, homeless, and HIV positive youth - and particularly young people of color who were marginalized by broader LGBTQ rights efforts in the “Gay Liberation” movement - they were also pioneers in early efforts to further disability justice efforts, particularly around ensuring meaningful access to affirming healthcare for all people. | #latinx#activism#transgender#transgenderpride🌈 #Lgbtq#pride#palante 🙌🏽
#elmuseo50 | As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we are excited to launch our ongoing Oral History Video Project. Currently on view in Las Galerías as part of our on view exhibition ‘Culture and the People: El Museo de Barrio, 1969-2019’ and on our YouTube page, the videos feature art historians, artists, former staff, and academics speaking on the importance of El Museo del Barrio for the Puerto Rican, Latinx, and Latin American communities in New York City and beyond. This project is made possible thanks to the support of the @henrylucefoundation . . . To see all videos, see ⛓ in bio | 🎥 gift, Mario César Romero, @createtheremarkable
#ELMUSEO50 | Executed on wooden panels Virus Americanus XIII is part of a larger series of artworks with the same name. Depicting abstract forms in a bold red color that perhaps reflects blood—a material previously used by the artist—the title reads as a mysterious, perhaps even comical reference to an unknown “American” disease. At the same time, the fine black and white lines inscribed across the surface read like a map or diagram, and reflect the artist’s interest in cartography and mapping. Indeed, while VSU’s large-scale works seem to recall the monumental murals associated with the artist’s Mexican heritage, their scientific, and often systems-based approach reflect his study of astronomy and art history, as well as his experience growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. In 2000, VSU took part in the second edition of El Museo del Barrio’s The [S] Files, for which he created a site-specific wall drawing based on artwork in the permanent collection by El Museo del Barrio’s founder and first director Raphael Montañez Ortíz. . . . INFO: On View NOW, ‘Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019’ | 🎨 Vargas-Suárez Universal (VSU) @vsuniversal, Virus Americanus XIII, 2003, Collection of El Museo del Barrio. | #history#legacy#arte
#ELMUSEO50 | As part of our 50th anniversary celebration and our on view exhibition ‘Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019’ we are excited to present a second display tracing the historical and cultural trajectory of the institution since 1969. Expanding on previous research about El Museo’s institutional past, the presentation will reveal different moments in the Museum’s history as it relates to its leadership and staff, its various locations, and key exhibitions and programs throughout its first five decades. Archival documentation including photographs, posters, invitations, exhibition catalogues, and other ephemera will supplement a detailed timeline to further illustrate and contextualize critical moments in the museum’s history. . . . INFO: Culture and the People Part II opening June 11th to coincide with this year’s Museum Miles Festival. | 📸 info Artist Papo Colo @papi.colo organizes the project Octopus in the museum’s courtyard consisting of plywood sheets hinged together to form a 140 foot long artist’s book, with “pages” created by artists and poets including Vito Acconci, David Hammons, Ana Mendieta, Catalina Parra, Reverend Pedro Pietri, Juan Sánchez @guaninsanchez and others | #history#latinx#arte#octopus
Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is going up! The public art project by artist @miguelluciano_ny commemorates the activist history of the Young Lords in East Harlem, featuring the photography of Hiram Maristany. More details coming soon! . . . Repost @miguelluciano_ny Installing “The Garbage Offensive”, by Hiram Maristany, 1969. Part of Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio - a public art project commemorating the activist history of the Young Lords in East Harlem, featuring the photography of Hiram Maristany (pictured), an original member of the Young Lords in NY and their official photographer. The Garbage Offensive was the first public action of the Young Lords - a protest against the NYC Sanitation Dept. in demand of improved services. This photo was taken at this very intersection (3rd Avenue and 111th St), 50 years ago.
More to come - 10 images will be installed across 5 site-specific locations in neighborhood. Project will be up from May 18-September 30th. Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is supported by the Surdna Foundation, A Blade of Grass, El Museo del Barrio, and local community partners. #MappingResistance#YoungLords#ElBarrio#EastHarlem#Harlem#HiramMaristany
It’s Friday mi gente and #SuperSabado is only a week away! Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a special Super Sábado inspired by La Colección! The fun-filled family day will explore the themes of Roots, Resistance, and Resilience featured in our Permanent Collection exhibition ‘Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019’ through Taino-inspired art-making, break’ pop n’ lock class with @bgirlrokafella, music workshop with @sucio.smash, a live performance by Latin boogaloo legend #JoeBataan and more. . . . INFO: Saturday, May 18th, 11am-5pm, Free Admission | #faniarecords#45#boogaloo#descarga#salsadura#break#popnlock#deejay