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Join us for El Museo’s first outdoor in-person Sábado Familiar, held alongside the Museum on 104th Street! Featuring a dance workshop led by our friends at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance and a drop-in art-making workshop inspired by ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, with NYC Fiber artist Naomi Lawrence. Together, families will dance with NYC-based dancer TaDeo Asojano and create a collective art piece inspired by the colors of La Trienal. All ages welcomed!
FREE | In-person | To RSVP, click here.
While you’re here, be sure to see El Museo’s first national survey of Latinx art featuring more than 40 Latinx artists from across the United States and Puerto, ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, on view in Las Galerías. To guarantee admission to the galleries, we strongly recommend that visitors reserve tickets in advance. A limited number of same-day timed tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve, click here.
Art Making Workshop
MANOS A LA OBRA: Knitting with Naomi Lawrence
1:00 – 4:00pm | Outdoors on 104th Street
Drop-in with Limited Capacity
Join NYC Fiber artist Naomi Lawrence to create a collective art piece inspired by the colors of La Trienal. All ages welcomed!
NYC-based dancer TaDeo Asojano from Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance will lead us in a fun-filled dance lesson. All ages welcomed!
El Museo Health & Safety Guidelines (as of 05/20/2021)
To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at the Museum, please see below health and safety guidelines to consider during your next visit. For more info, click here.
For Outdoor In-Person programs: Face coverings are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please practice social distancing, whenever possible.
For Gallery visitation: All visitors will have their temperature screened upon entry. Face coverings are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please practice social distancing, whenever possible.
About the Artists
Naomi Lawrence is a NYC Fiber Artist based in East Harlem. She works with acrylic yarn to create oversized 2-Dimensional crochet flowers, trees and wildlife. The site-specific installations are sewn onto chain-link fences in parks and public spaces. Her first installation created in 2014, Blue Iris endeared her to the East Harlem community that she now calls home. Her installations take a few months to create but are generally approved by the city to stay in place for up to one year. They are often washed and refurbished to be reinstalled in various locations such as school playgrounds. Public engagement is a primary goal of each installation. The works become part of the urban landscape.
TaDeo Asojano is a New York City based dancer, singer, and actor who specializes in Afro-Cuban and Afro Puerto-Rican Folkloric and popular dance. TaDeo has honed his training with renowned companies such as Global Rhythms, Oyu-Oro, and Bembe Collective. He is the featured principle dancer of the “Midnight Rumba” with Roman Diaz at the Zinc Bar and has most recently choreographed the production of “She Wore Those Shoes” for the Power Street Theatre Company of Philadelphia. TaDeo is currently working on a project that will be performed at the University of Pennsylvania that is a fusion of Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Dominican Palo, and Stepping. TaDeo hopes to continue his utilization of Folkloric arts as a platform to unite communities and bring about cultural awareness and appreciation.
This program is a part of El Museo en Tu Casa, our new bilingual digital initiative encouraging visitors to explore and learn about Latino art and culture. Generously supported by Tony Bechara and the Board of Trustees, and the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.