This month, Super Sabado celebrates mujeres! Join us as we celebrate and honor the contributions of women with a fun-filled family day of art making and movement workshops, storytelling, and a live performance by Puerto Rican artist iLe, in partnership with Carnegie Hall Citywide.
Lucio Fontana: Spatial Environment (1968)
11:00am – 6:00pm | Las Galerías
Built under the guidance of the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, El Museo will display a reconstruction of Argentinian-Italian artist Lucio Fontana’s 1968 Ambiente Spaziale [Spatial Environment], a labyrinthine total environment, that visitors can enter and navigate.
11:00am – 12:00pm | Las Galerías
We invite families with children on the autism spectrum to comfortably explore El Museo’s galleries before they open to the public, through friendly sensory-guided visits and hands-on art making workshops. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Siblings’ welcomed
Judy Baca by E Museo’s Artist Educators
12:00 – 2:30pm | Los Talleres (3rd Floor)
Inspired by Judy Baca’s mural Las Tres Marías, artist educators will invite participants to reflect on strong female figures in their families and create a collage to celebrate their fashion, expressions and spirit. Painter, muralist, monument builder and scholar, Judy Baca has stood for art in the service of equity for all people and the integration of one’s ethics with creative expression. She was the founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974, which evolved into a community arts organization known as the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) which was has been creating sites of public memory since 1976. She continues to serve as its artistic director and focuses her creative energy in the UCLA@SPARC Digital/Mural Lab, employing digital technology to create social justice art.
Eugenia Ramos by Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera from Los Pleneros de la 21
12:15 – 1:00pm & 1:15 – 2:00pm | El Café
Performer, teaching artist, and member of the bomba & plena group Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21), Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, along with drummers Nelson “Mateo” Gonzalez and Nicky “Caja Dura” Laboy (of Redobles de Cultura), celebrate the legacy of Eugenia Ramos – the first female member of Los Pleneros de la 21, mother of Kako Bastar and one of Julia’s first teachers.
They will lead an interactive, dynamic and highly engaging dance workshop and mini lecture on the Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba traditions. An ancestral tradition from Puerto Rico, dating back nearly 500 years, Bomba celebrates the voice, strength and resilience of individuals and the community. During this workshop, participants will be able to experience some of the rich movements of the Bomba traditions, but will also create some movements of their own.
El Museo Around the Block Tours: Women of El Barrio
12:30 – 1:10pm & 2:00 – 2:40pm | El Barrio
Join our Artist Educators for a special walking tour around our neighborhood highlighting Women of El Barrio (East Harlem) through the murals and public art that celebrate them. Visitors will stop by murals dedicated to Cuban singer Celia Cruz, Lady Liberty, Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos and will see other public expressions such as Naomi Rag’s yarn bombing! Visitors will meet in the Lobby. Please note this tour is outdoors and will consist of walking.
Pachamama by Flor Bromley
1:00 – 2:00pm | Blackbox Theater (3rd Floor)
Flor Bromley, bilingual singer/songwriter, actress, storyteller and puppeteer, will take us on a bilingual journey of myths and legends that celebrate Pachamama, also known as Mother Earth. Meet interesting and fun characters, while you learn and sing along to chants and rituals such as a “Pago,” an offering to Pachamama.
2:00 – 3:30pm | La Tienda
Working in different indigenous communities across South America with the objective of building sustainability, the collective Matriarca supports women entrepreneurship with the aim to develop a system of sustainable production and consumption. Stop by and meet them!
Julia de Burgos by Caridad De La Luz, a.k.a. La Bruja
The famed Puerto Rican poet and civil rights activist Julia de Burgos serves an inspiration for this intergenerational poetry workshop led by poet, actress and activist Caridad De La Luz, a.k.a. La Bruja. At the end, participants will be encouraged to share their poem/writing.
iLe presented by Carnegie Hall
4:00 – 5:00pm | El Teatro
In partnership with Carnegie Hall Citywide, El Museo is delighted to host Grammy award winning singer, composer, and vocalist iLe. The Puerto Rican artist began her musical career as the sole female singer of Calle 13, a group she took part of for 10 years, along with her brothers René Pérez Joglar (Residente) and Eduardo Cabra Martínez(Visitante). Her first solo production, entitled ‘iLevitable’ and launched in June 2016, won a Grammy in the category Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album in 2017, and for it iLe was also nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist”. Recently, she released her new song ‘Odio’, which will be part of her second solo album.
Concert is supported by:
Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the A.L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.