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March 2015
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UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film

March 4 - June 27
Las Galerías @El Museo,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 United States
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On View March 4, 2015 – June 27, 2015
From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907–1997) helped forge an evocative and enduring image of Mexico. Among the most important cinematographers of the so-called Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Figueroa worked with leading directors from Mexico, the United States and Europe, traversing a wide range of genres while maintaining his distinctive and vivid visual style.

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April 2015
Admission $10.00

MUSICA DE CAMARA STRING QUARTET: The Ensemble Tradition

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
El Teatro @El Museo,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 United States
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Celebrate MUSICA DE CAMARA’s 35th anniversary with a series of spring performances! In partnership with El Museo del Barrio, join us for a special performance by Musica de Camara’s String Quintet. They will perform a Charla-Concierto highlighting the prominence of an orchestra’s first chairs. The program will feature arrangements for a small ensemble of works to be performed at the May 21, 2015 Musica de Camara 35th Anniversary Gala Orchestral Concert.

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MEMBERS EVENT | BUENOS DIAS:
A curator led tour of UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
El Museo del Barrio,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 United States
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MEMBERS are invited for a morning tour of UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film. Join El Museo curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, in the galleries at 10am, before they open to the public, for a walk-through of our latest exhibition.

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FREE

LIBROFORUM: El Alquimista Paulo Coelho (Brazil)

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Black Box Theatre @El Museo,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 United States
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¿¡Hablemos de libros en español!? Cada mes El Museo del Barrio le da la bienvenida a todos aquellos que quieran participar en nuestro club de lectura en español. Al principio de la temporada el grupo elige un libro para luego discutir una vez al mes. Nos juntamos todos los meses menos julio y agosto.

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MEMBERS EVENT | MODERNO: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Americas Society,
680 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 United States
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MEMBERS are invited to join Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society, and Jorge Rivas, guest curator of the exhibition, for a guided tour of Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978 at the Americas Society. The show examines how design, one of the most innovative chapters in the history of Latin American modernism, transformed the domestic landscape in those countries.

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¿QUÉ ONDA?: Bearing Witness

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
El Café @El Museo,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 United States
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Join us for a special evening as we explore how artists, musicians and journalists in Mexico speak out against corruption and intimidation, honor the lives lost, and preserve a hope for the future. Carlos Lauria, Americas director of the New York-based Committee for the Protection of Journalists; and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, El Museo’s curator discuss what it means to bear witness through music, words and images.

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MEMBERS EVENT | STUDIO VISIT: Janaina Tschäpe

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Off-Site Studio Visit,
Brooklyn, NY United States
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MEMBERS are invited for a private studio visit with Brooklyn based artist Janaina Tschäpe. Born in Munich in 1973, but raised in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Tschäpe’s multi-media oeuvre takes the female body as inspiration to explore such diverse themes as landscape, sex and death.

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FIGUEROA SKY: The Cinematographer as Artist. Talk by philosopher Thomas Wartenberg

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
El Café @El Museo,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 United States
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Join us for an evening of philosophy and film! Thomas Wartenberg, expert in the philosophy of film, will discuss Figueroa’s distinctive contributions to cinematography. Professor Wartenberg will show how Figueroa creates a unique synthesis between two important cinematic traditions proposed by French critic and theorist André Bazin: one emphasizing the image and one focused on realism.

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May 2015
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EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE

May 6 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Las Galerías + El Café@El Museo,
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10029
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Join us for an evening of art and conversation! Visit Las Galerías with our museum educators, explore our current exhibition Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa, and learn about our Spring programs: Storytelling at El Museo and Around the Block.

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EL MUSEO GALA 2015

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - May 15 @ 12:00 am
The Plaza Hotel,
768 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 United States
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SAVE THE DATE!
This spectacular event brings together luminaries from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, business, society, politics and the arts in order to raise crucial operating funds for the museum. Proceeds go toward El Museo’s Education programs, which reached 13,000 students from over 150 schools, plus an additional 46,000 children and adults through free cultural celebration and public programs last year.

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