CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS El Museo del Barrio
June 12, 2012 – January 6, 2013
PROJECT DIRECTOR Elvis Fuentes, Curator of Special Projects for El Museo del Barrio CURATORIAL TEAM Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor, Professor of Art History, lnstitute of Fine Arts, New York University Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, NY Gerald Alexis, Scholar of the lnstitut Canadien de Quebec, and former Minister of Culture in Haiti Yolanda Wood Pujols, Director of the Center for Caribbean Studies, Casa de las Americas, Havana, and Professor of Art History at the School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana INSTITUTIONAL CURATORS Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs and Exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at El Museo del Barrio Hitomi lwasaki, Director of Exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem
A major accompanying publication, Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World, will serve as a resource for the study of early modern and contemporary Caribbean history, art, and culture. Edited by Deborah Cullen and Elvis Fuentes and co-published by Yale University Press, it features texts by leading scholars, curators, artists and public intellectuals.CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Gerald Alexis, Author of Haitian Painters, former Minister of Culture in Haiti Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, PhD, Curator, El Museo del Barrio Maryse Condé, PhD, Author and Professor Emeritus of French at Columbia University Deborah Cullen, PhD, Director of Curatorial Programs, El Museo del Barrio Elvis Fuentes, Associate Curator for Special Projects, El Museo del Barrio and Caribbean: Crossroads of the World Project Director Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions, Queens Museum of Art, with Herb Tam, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Chinese in America Katherine Manthorne, PhD, Deputy Executive Officer and Professor, City University of New York Graduate Center Alvaro Medina, Art Historian and Curator, Institute of Aesthetic Research, National University of Colombia Veerle Poupeye, Director, National Gallery of Jamaica Sally and Richard Price, PhDs, Social anthropologists Sergio Ramírez Mercado, Writer, intellectual, and former Vice President of Nicaragua Jennifer Smit, Art Historian and curator, Curaçao; Lowery Stokes Sims, PhD, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design Edward J. Sullivan, PhD, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor, Professor of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Krista Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Chicago Yolanda Wood Pujols, Director of the Center for Caribbean Studies, Casa de las Americas, Havana, and Professor of Art History at the School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana
Also included are texts by Alston Barrington Chevannes, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Ramón Emeterio Betances, David Boxer, Alejo Carpentier, Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant, C.L.R. James, V.S. Naipaul and Derek Walcott.The publication is on sale at the gift shops of El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. SYMPOSIUM In conjunction with the exhibitionCARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem presented a three-day symposium bringing together scholars and practitioners from across the Caribbean and its diaspora. For more info, click here.CARNIVAL PANORAMA As part of the exhibition the Queens Museum of Art, in partnership with El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum in Harlem & cariBBeing, presented, “Carnival Panorama: Families Celebrate Carnival Traditions.” In addition, we offered info on how to create your own Carnival Fish, Queen and Skull Mask. For more info, click here.
Leadership Support provided by FORD FOUNDATION
Major Support provided by The Reed Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Additional support is provided by the National Endowment of the Arts; Agnes Gund; Bacardi USA; Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; Christie’s, Inc.; Maduro & Curiel’s Bank N.V.; Tony Bechara; Ramón and Nercys Cernuda; The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation; Dr. Blas A. Reyes; Jacqueline L. Curiel; Susan R. Delvalle; Elena de Murias; Benjamin Ortiz; and Victor Torchia, Jr.
The exhibition publication is supported by The Dedalus Foundation and Patricia & Howard Farber Foundation. The exhibition and related programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council; Institut Français; the Netherlands Cultural Services; and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
NYC & Company is the lead media partner for this exhibition. Additional media sponsorship is provided by Cablevision; MTA NYC Transit; WABC-TV; and WXTV Univision 41. Special thanks to ARC Magazine; Art Experience: New York City; Bomb; Christie’s, Inc.; Flavorpill; and Urban Latino for their additional media support.