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MONTH LONG EVENTS
First Annual Taino Naboria Society Art Exhibition Exhibition of Taino Art by artist who identify as Taino Dc37 Art Gallery Nov. 15 - 20 10am - 6pm 125 Barclay Street NYC NY 10007
El Museo del Barrio presents NEXUS NEW YORK: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis. Curated by Deborah Cullen, this landmark exhibition examines pioneering Caribbean and Latin American artists who lived in New York City before World War II and shaped the American avant-garde. Between 1900 and 1942, New York City was the site of extraordinary creative exchange where artists could share ideas in a global context. The swiftly-changing urban landscape before and between the World Wars inspired the erosion of artistic boundaries and fostered a new climate of modernist experimentation. Nexus New York focuses on key artists from the Caribbean and Latin America who entered into dynamic cultural and social dialogues with the American-based avant-garde and participated in the development of a new modern discourse. On View: Voces y Visiones. Curated by Elvis Fuentes, this premiere exhibition in the new Carmen Ana Unanue Permanent Collection Galleries celebrates El Museo’s 40th anniversary. Over 100 works created by a cross-section of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists trace the museum’s history and the artistic contributions and milestones that have been part of El Museo’s four decades. Highlighting the strengths of the collections, this installation ranges from artifacts of the ancient Taíno people and their legacy to traditional objects, postwar and contemporary art, including graphics, photography and mixed media installations. Exhibition ends February 2010. El Museo del Barrio: 1230 5th Avenue at 104th Street, NYC. Museums hours: Wednesday to Sundays, 11AM to 6PM. Suggested admission: adults: $9, students: $5; members and children under 12: Free; Seniors free on Wednesdays. For more information call (212) 831-7272 or visit the website www.elmuseo.org
Taller Boricua Gallery presents Crossing Bridges / Cruzando Puentes. Exhibit ends November 7, 2009, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue & 106 St., NYC. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12PM – 6PM, Thursday 1PM- 7PM. For information call (212) 831-4333 or visit www.tallerboricua
Taller Boricua Gallery presents (In)tangible. A group exhibition of artists whose work juxtaposes the ephemeral and the concrete in quotidian life. Exhibit opens November 20, 2009 and closes January 9th, 2010. Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue & 106 St., NYC. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12PM – 6PM, Thursday 1PM – 7PM. For information call (212) 831-4333 or visit www.tallerboricua.org
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture presents Samaná: Images of the Dominican Republic. An exhibition of photographs by José Bermúdez, Marino Corniel, Wallace Edgecombe, Elaine Eversley, Ryan Mann-Hamilton, Carlos Sanabria, and Sterling Wadsworth. Exhibit ends November 7, 2009. Gallery hours Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM and Saturday 10AM-2PM. Free Admission. The Longwood Art Gallery is located at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street in the Bronx. For information call (718) 518-4455.
Center Gallery of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College presents Asserting their Rights: Puerto Ricans and African Americans in their Quest for Social Justice.
Curated by Milagros Denis, Hunter College and Pedro Juan Hernández, Centro Archives. Exhibition opens November 5th, 6PM. El Centro Gallery at El Centro Library located on the East Bldg. 3rd Floor, NYC. For more information call (212) 772-5714 or go to www.centropr
Consulate General of Argentina in New York presents Ana Morán :Vigila al Norte. Photographic exhibition runs from November 5th through 25th. Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St., NYC. Open daily from 10AM to 6PM. For more information call (212) 603-0400. Lehman College Art Gallery presents Beyond Appearances. A sampling of contemporary portraiture, bringing together a group of artists whose works explore the individual beyond the exterior visage. Among the works there are a number of self-portraits – these include Orlan, Andres Serrano, Rigoberto Torres, Yasamasa Morimura, Chitra Ganesh, Teun Hocks, Lucia Pizzani, Robert and Shana Parke Harrison, and others. Co-curated by Patricia Cazorla and Susan Hoeltzel. The exhibition includes a broad range of approaches and media - painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation. Exhibition runs through December 1st. Lehman College Art Gallery, Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10AM – 4PM. For more information, call (718) 960-8731.
The Americas Society presents Fernell Franco: Amarrados. Fernell Franco: Amarrados [Bound] features 20 vintage prints and a number of preparatory studies that Franco produced in order to create the series. Franco conceived the series in street markets in Colombia and other countries of Latin America from 1980s onwards, featuring wrapped up devices and isolated inanimate objects typically used by informal vendors to protect their merchandise. Franco’s images are devoid of human presence conveying death, solitude, violence, abandonment, and mystery. Exhibition runs through January 23, 2010. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12Noon – 6PM. The Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, NYC. For more information visit www.americas-society.org
Hebrew Union College Museum presents Mirta Kupferminc ‘Wanderings’ - Retrospective Exhibition. A retrospective of the work of Argentine artist Mirta Kupferminc, including prints, artist books, sculpture, video and mural installation. Fast gaining recognition as a major Latin American exponent of visual arts, she explores the link between the culture of European immigrants and their newly found home in the Americas. Exhibition runs through July 2, 2010. Union College, One West 4th Street, NYC, between Broadway and Mercer street, east of Washington Square. Free admission/Photo ID required. Mondays – Thursdays, 9AM to 6PM.; Fridays, 9AM – 3PM. Visit www.gitterarts.net
Passaic County Community College presents AMBOS MUNDOS:
An Exhibition of Paintings by Raul Villarreal. The works of this Cubanborn artist are inspired by his Afro-Cuban, Taino and Spanish heritage. Villarreal’s paintings address the issues of identity and his assimilation into American culture. Admission: Free Exhibition runs through Nov 5, 2009. Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College, Broadway at Memorial Drive, Paterson, NJ. Mondays – Fridays, 9AM–9PM; Saturdays 9AM – 5 PM. Contact (973) 684-5448 or www.pccc.edu/art/gallery