El Museo del Barrio@elmuseo

El Museo del Barrio, founded by the Puerto Rican community, is the nation’s premiere Latino and Latin American cultural institution.

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#EDUCATION | A part of on-going Making Connections school partnership program with local schools, ‘El Museo de las Cabezas’ is a collaboration between PS 83 Luis Muñoz Rivera in El Barrio and El Museo del Barrio. It represents an examination of head shaped ceramic vessels from indigenous cultures of Peru. Third graders began this work by looking at images of vessels by Inca, Moche, Nazca, Wari and Chavin cultures. The students made drawings which form the backdrop of the exhibition. Working in pairs, students created papier mache heads. Students chose and agreed upon which art historical exemplar they would replicate as a team.
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Participants/Participantes: M. Alguhiem, N. A. Robles, A. Ayala, G. Bermeo A. Chowdhury, D. Pola, C. Delarosa, A. Diarra, Y. Esquivel, A. Feng, W. A. Griffin, M. Guerrero, L. M. Jones, J. Juarez, M. Lupercio, E. Perkins, A. Read, B. Reyes, S. Torres, P. Yu | Educators: Paul Lambermont @paul.lambermont, El Museo del Barrio and Olga Tsoupros, P.S. 83.
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INFO: For more info on these and many other partnership programs available to schools, please contact Rosario Calatayud-Serna at rserna@elmuseo.org. | 📸 by Michael Palma Mir | #artseducation #arte #empowerment #connection #kids


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#FAMILY | Last week, we hosted our first Super Sabado of the year honoring women (and deities) that have made an impact in their communities and our lives. Caridad de la Luz aka ‘La Bruja’ @labrujanyc, Julia Gutiérrez Torres @rioloiza from @pleneros21, Flor Bromley @florbromley, and our talented educators created memorable activities inspired by Julia de Burgos, Judy Baca, Eugenia Ramos, and Pachamama. Also, we were delighted to host the amazing iLe @cabralu who not only shared with us her music, but reminded us of the current issues in Puerto Rico and the resilience of its people. .
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One of our longest running programs, SUPER SABADO remains an important way for El Museo to invite families to learn more about the vibrancy and diversity of our culture. .
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SAVE THE DATE! Super Sabado de Coleccion featuring a fun-filled day celebrating our Permanent Collection, and a performance by salsero Joe Bataan, in partnership with @carnegiehall | Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 12-5pm | FREE ADMISSION #family #culture #art #education


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#ARTE | Born in Puerto Rico and raised mainly in New York City, Rodriguez Calero received her artistic education at San Juan’s prestigious Escuela de Artes Plásticas and the famed Art Students League of New York. After living and studying abroad, in both France and Spain, she returned to New York where she became a participating artist in the historic Taller Boricua.
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Rodríguez Calero forges her powerful and unique style from the richly varied traditions of her own background. Availing herself of both classical and deeply contemporary elements including surrealist collage, Catholic iconography, medieval religious painting, and hip-hop street culture, Rodríguez Calero creates vibrant and multilayered canvases that defy easy categorization. Her work offers a masterful balance of the abstract and figurative, sacred and profane, the meditative and boldly graphic. Her unerring use of dazzling color might be the first thing that attracts us to a Rodríguez Calero work, but it’s her depth of thought, complex imagery, and humane, empathetic gaze on society that draw us ever deeper in, stopping us in our tracks.
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In the fall of 2015, El Museo del Barrio presented ‘Rodriguez Calero: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos’ the first museum survey of the Nuyorican artist and part of the museum’s women-artist retrospective series. .
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🎨 Rodriguez Calero, Barrio Boogie Movement, 2006, Collection of El Museo del Barrio. | See the work in our upcoming exhibition ‘Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019’ (Part I: Selections from the Permanent Collection) on view April 11th! #elmuseo50 #latinx #arte #latino #latina #elbarrio #acrollage #collage


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#COMMUNITY | Every third Wednesday of the month, we invite our older adult community (65+) to explore El Museo’s exhibitions, learn about art, share stories, and meet new friends through two special programs! .
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‪11am-12pm | Gallery Highlights Tour‬
‪Join us for a free guided tour designed to connect our older adults with El Museo's art exhibits. Stools are provided. ‬
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‪3-4pm | Art Making Workshop ‬
Participate in a dynamic conversation about our on view works of art followed by an interactive art-making workshop focused on a different medium of art each month.
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INFO: Wednesdays, March 20, April 17, May 15, and June 19 | 11am - 12pm (Gallery Tour) and 3-4pm (Art Making Workshop) | For more info contact our Accessibility Associate, Valentín Concha-Núñez at vcnunez@elmuseo.org | #elders #artseducation #abuela #abuelo #accessibility


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#ELMUSEO50 | We are getting ready for the opening of Part I (of 2) of Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969–2019, an exhibition in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Comprised of more than 120 artworks by nearly 80 artists from the collection, the exhibition explores the legacy of El Museo del Barrio through the concepts of Roots, Resistance, and Resilience. .
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In Roots, artworks will be presented that address El Museo’s formation within the social and political context of 1969, and its relationship with the artists and local community of El Barrio (East Harlem). This section will also take a more expansive perspective to cultural roots, through works that reference colonial and indigenous ancestries. .
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In direct response to the Museum’s activist origins, the section devoted to Resistance includes artworks related to protest, gestures of solidarity, dictatorship, and exile. Created in homage to national heroes and fallen martyrs, as well as commemorating specific events, these pieces address historical political grievances and relate to contemporary events such as the ongoing border crisis. .
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The final section, Resilience, recognizes El Museo’s ongoing commitment to its mission. In this section, works related to the construction and expression of self- identity will be displayed, alongside images that reflect a sometimes subversive or humorous method of survival. This section will culminate with a presentation of artworks that speak to personal and collective resilience, as well as the continuation of cultural traditions. .
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INFO: Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969–2019 (Part I: Selections from the Permanent Collection) opens Thursday, April 11, 2019. #elmuseo50 #latinx #puertorican #latinamerica #arte #culture #legacy #elbarrio


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#ELBARRIO | Our Around The Block tours of El Barrio kick-off next week! Take in the sights, sounds and history of our neighborhood on this walking tour and learn about the legacy of our communities, the icons that once called El Barrio home, and the art that makes streets come alive. Stops may include community gardens, murals, local businesses and landmarks.
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INFO: March 19 - September 22, 2019 | Open to K-12th and Adults | see ⛓ in bio to book a tour | 🎨 Manny Vega, detail of ESPIRITU (located on 105th Street and Lexington Avenue). | #eastharlem #tourism #tours #culture


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#NOTICIAS | We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rodrigo Moura (@rodrigoemoura) as our new Chief Curator.
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“It is with great enthusiasm that I join the team at El Museo del Barrio in imagining and implementing a new curatorial vision for this historic and singular institution,” said Moura. “El Museo del Barrio is a striking example of what museums should be doing today: a pioneering, community-centered approach to cultural expressions of art and culture. The museum continues to be a visionary leader in this area at a time when many leading museums are looking at ways to further connect with their nearby communities. The curatorial department is poised to further expand the art historical canon and increase the relevance of Latino/Latinx and Latin American art in the international stage and I am honored and excited to carry on this legacy.”
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For full release see ⛓ in bio


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#ACCESS | Each month, we invite families with children on the autism spectrum to explore El Museo’s galleries before they open to the general public. Educators will guide families through sensory friendly gallery activities and an art making workshop. Recommended for children ages 5 to 17 years old. Siblings’ welcome! Program supported by @tdbank_us .
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Our programs are designed to fit the needs of our diverse learners of all abilities. To RSVP, and for more information about this and other programs for children on the autism spectrum, please contact Accessibility Associate, Valentín Concha-Núñez at vcnunez@elmuseo.org
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INFO: Saturdays from 11am to 12pm on March 16, April 20, May 18, and June 15 | #autism #autismawareness #accessibility #arts #education


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#LucioFontana at @elmuseo inspiration 🖤 | (p.s. please don’t touch the walls) .
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#Repost @yokoteki | Like black ink on a three dimensional white canvas. #luciofontana 📷 @nobukonyc


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Mood. ✨ | 🎨 Alejandro Diaz, "Make Tacos not War [Haga tacos, no la guerra]," 2007. #latino #latinx #arte #taco 🌮
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This artwork is #nowonview as part of our current exhibition "Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton," open through May 26, 2019. #wordsmatteratx


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#NOTICIAS | In celebration of our 50th anniversary, El Museo del Barrio is proud to present “Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969–2019,” a two-part exhibition featuring selections from the Permanent Collection and a timeline contextualizing the history of the institution with related archival materials. Curated by Susanna V. Temkin (@svtemkin) El Museo’s Curator, and co-organized by Noel Valentin, El Museo's Permanent Collection Manager, the exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art and culture.

Opening April 11, 2019, the first part of the exhibition is comprised of more than 120 artworks by nearly 80 artists from the collection, whose work offers a multitude of perspectives related to core aspects of El Museo del Barrio’s legacy. The second part of the exhibition opens June 11, 2019, which unveils a chronological timeline of the institution's history. The opening coincides with the Museum Mile Festival on June 11, 2019. Both sections will be on view through September 29, 2019. The exhibition borrows its title from an essay penned by one of the Museum’s founders and its first director Raphael Montañez Ortíz, who outlined his concept for the institution in a 1971 article published in Art in America.

#elmuseo50 #legacy #latino #latinx #history #community #puertorican #latinamerica | 📸 by Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Benjamin Franklin H.S., NYC from En Foco Documentation Portfolio No. 1: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973-1974. | see ⛓ in bio for more info


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Feliz Día de la Independencia Dominicana! #dominicanrepublic #caribbean #latinx #latino #arte #dominicanindependenceday .
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🎨 Nicolas Dumit Estévez, The Flag/ La Bandera, 2003-2006, Collection of El Museo del Barrio. “...The Flag, a continuing performance that finds the artist spending afternoons in the gallery to chat with visitors while he sews a banner joining elements from the Dominican and American flags. A display of snapshots of Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia and the artist's Washington Heights apartment clinch a historical connection, while the flag-in-progress replaces the words ''God, Fatherland, Liberty'' from the Dominican original with a logo of the American Airlines Airbus that now connects countries and cultures.” @nytimes (2004)


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