EL MUSEO GALA POSTPONED
In the interest of ensuring the safety of our community, El Museo del Barrio has made the decision to temporarily close, effective Friday, March 13 at 6pm. Albeit difficult, we arrived to this conclusion, bearing in mind what is best for the health and wellness of our visitors and staff, which is our top priority. The Museum’s administrative offices will remain open with remote access by staff. With this closure, El Museo del Barrio will also be postponing all programming, until further notice. For more info, click here.
EL MUSEO GALA 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020 | The Plaza Hotel, NYC
El Museo del Barrio is delighted announce its annual Gala, a spectacular event that brings together Latino and non-Latino cultural luminaries and leaders in business, finance, fashion, entertainment, art and philanthropy to raise crucial funding for the Museum. The Gala has been lauded as one of the hottest tickets in town by the press and New York City’s philanthropic circuit. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.
Tony Bechara | María & Alberto de la Cruz | María & Marcelo Etchebarne | Carolina von Humboldt
María Eugenia Maury & William A. Haseltine | Irene Rodríguez | Kim & Mac Schuesseler
EL MUSEO’S GALA 2020 IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:
“Avenida B” is a classic salsa dura band committed to playing salsa for the dance community. With its roots in the Lower East Side of New York City, this new group has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving the old school sound, and timeless swing, of the kind of salsa that truly makes you want to get up and dance. Through our unique repertoire and attention to such details as song speed, duration and structure, we hope to reconnect dancers and musicians in a meaningful way that reflects both the dancer’s experience and our love for the genre of music that we call salsa dura.
DJ BOBBITO GARCIA
DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed Doin’ it in the Park: Pick-up Basketball, NYC; Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives, and his autobiographical documentary Rock Rubber 45s. Currently, “Kool Bob Love” produces his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR’s What’s Good With Stretch And Bobbito podcast. For more information, click here.
Photo: DUSSELDORF AFEW BOBBITO SPINNING PR
EL MUSEO GALA 2020 HONOREES
The Puerto Rican superstar singer-songwriter Víctor Manuelle has sold millions of albums worldwide since his debut in 1993. His albums and singles have been RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold. He has received a combined total of 18 Latin GRAMMY® & GRAMMY® nominations throughout his illustrious career and is a 2-time Latin GRAMMY® winner. He has also been honored with 5 Guinness World Records. He’s charted an incredible forty-seven singles on Billboard Hot Latin Songs and a record twenty-eight #1’s on the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart. Victor celebrated his 25th anniversary in music in 2018 and is now preparing to release his brand new single with Wisin, “Boogaloo Supreme.”
ANA MARIA MARTINEZ
Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martinez has an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses, concert halls and recital stages. She has performed leading roles at The Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, Vienna Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and more. She is best known for her stunning portrayals of the title role of Rusalka and Carmen as well as Cio-Cio-San in Madame Butterfly, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Mimi in La boheme, Nedda in Pagliacci, Liu in Turandot, and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, among many others.
Gabriela Palmieri is a sought-after charity auctioneer serving Independent Curators International (ICI), Skowhegan, Art Production Fund, Maestro Cares, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, among many others. She serves as Chairman of the Board and Art Advisor to the Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation Miami. Palmieri is the principal of Palmieri Fine Art, Inc., (PFA), a bespoke full-service firm. Prior to establishing PFA, she led a distinguished 17-year career at Sotheby’s, where she rose to Chairman of Contemporary Art, Americas, and is recognized as a leading specialist in Post-War Art. In 2018, she joined the Board of Trustees of Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art-making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue, and most recently joined the Board of Trustees of El Museo del Barrio.
Nitza Tufiño was born in Mexico City to Puerto Rican artist, Rafael Tufiño and Mexican dancer and model, Luz Maria Aguirre. She attended Academia San Carlos (Mexico City), and worked with artists Lorenzo Homar in Puerto Rico, and Alfaro Siqueiros in Mexico, who inspired her to become a muralist and public artist. Nitza later co-founded Taller Boricua and became its first female artist in 1970. An integral part of El Museo’s early years, she was instrumental in bridging the artist communities between New York and Puerto Rico, resulting in El Museo’s first donations to its Permanent Collection. Nitza was the first woman of color comissioned by the MTA to create murals. Her works are currently on view in two NYC Subway stations; 6-train 103rd Street and the 1-train 86th Street.