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Raphael Montañez Ortiz: Panel Discussion and Performance

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Please join us for the closing weekend of the exhibition Raphael Montañez Ortiz – A Contextual Retrospective at El Museo del Barrio! The day-long celebration will include a panel discussion honoring the impact of artist, educator and founder of El Museo, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, followed by a question-and-answer session. The program will culminate with a special performance, where Ortiz will revisit his legendary Explode this Bag action, first staged in London in 1966. Conceived as a new Paper Bag Destruction Concert, this participatory piece will invite the audience to blow up and burst air-filled paper bags in a cathartic, collective experience.

Las Galerías will remain open until 6pm to explore El Museo’s on view exhibition Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective.

FREE ADMISSION | To RSVP, click here.


September 10
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


El Museo del Barrio


El Museo del Barrio