La Bienal 2013: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP, ON VIEW JUNE 12, 2013 - JANUARY 4, 2014
El Museo del Barrio presents La Bienal 2013: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP, the 7th edition of El Museo’s biennial exhibition. La Bienal 2013 features work by 35 emerging Latino and Latin American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area. Simultaneously, El Museo is launching RADIANCE: After-Hours at El Museo a free Wednesday night after-hours summer art and dance party featuring gallery talks, performances, programs, and a resident DJ. This installation of La Bienal is curated by El Museo Curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado and Raúl Zamudio, an independent New York-based curator.
El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection on View in New York and Nevada
Precencia and Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio mark the launch of a long-term collaboration between El Museo del Barrio and the Nevada Museum of Art. Founded in 1971, the collection includes Modern and Contemporary works, 20th and 21st century social and political graphics, Pre-Columbian and Pan Caribbean archeological objects, and pieces influenced by popular traditions like Santos de Palo and Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Death) as well as devotional arts inspired by Santeria, Candomble, and the Yoruba tradition.
superreal: alternative realities in photography and video, On view February 6 - May 19, 2013
El Museo del Barrio presents superreal: alternative realities in photography and video, an exhibition of photography and video from 1980 to the present that explores the role of photographic mediums in presenting reality. These mediums conventionally assert the notion of reality and accuracy to viewers, but the works in this exhibition investigate the many layers that surround our traditional sense of the real.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returns to El Museo del Barrio with her memoir My Beloved World
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appointment as the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in 2009 made her an international icon, but it was the years leading up to this appointment that made her an inspiration. Now, Justice Sotomayor returns to El Museo del Barrio on the release of her memoir, My Beloved World. Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa joins Justice Sotomayor in a conversation about her journey from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench.
El Museo del Barrio Celebrates the 36th Annual Three Kings Day Parade
El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 36th Annual Three Kings Day Parade on Friday, January 4, 2013, at 10:30am. The time-honored holiday procession will include Honorary Kings, Madrinas, Padrinos, thousands of school children, real camels, gigantic hand-made pup pets, and performers who will bring lively music and colorful dancing to the streets of El Barrio.
Chus Martinez Appointed Chief Curator at El Museo del Barrio New York
Margarita Aguilar, Director of El Museo, said, “Chus Martínez is an inspiring curator who will bring an innovative and exciting approach to our collections and exhibitions.” Ms. Aguilar explained that Ms. Martinez‘s background in philosophy and art history, combined with her knowledge of current artistic practices and cultural issues, “will advance El Museo‘s mission of opening new perspectives and expanding audiences for the vibrant and diverse cultural heritage of Latino, Latin American and Caribbean art.”
El Museo del Barrio presents SUPER SABADO!: Día de Los Muertos Celebration
Join us for a special Super Sábado! as we celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away. El Museo del Barrio’s strives to celebrate the diversity of Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean cultures, has been bringing el Día de Los Muertos to El Barrio for more than a decade.
SYMPOSIUM: Caribbean Crossroads - Keynote address by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott
In conjunction with the current exhibition “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem present a three-day symposium bringing together scholars and practitioners from across the Caribbean and its diaspora. Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott opens the SYMPOSIUM with a keynote address, “A Part of the Continent, from John Donne”.
CARIBE NOW: CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE CARIBBEAN DIASPORA, ON VIEW OCTOBER 5, 2012 - JANUARY 18, 2013
Dealing with issues such as race, gender, and class as well as questions revolving around social justice, practice, and expectations, this exhibition explores the connections between island populations here in the U.S. and in the Caribbean.
Caribe: Encrucijada del Mundo, 12 de junio, 2012 - 6 de enero, 2013
CARIBE: Encrucijada del Mundo es la culminación de casi una década de investigación y estudio académico por El Museo del Barrio en colaboración con el Queens Museum of Art y The Studio Museum in Harlem. La exposición, compuesta por más de 500 obras de arte, abarca cuatro siglos y enfatiza la relación entre el Caribe y los Estados Unidos y la manera en que los artistas de ambos locales contribuyen a las conversaciones sobre identidad nacional y regional.