Join us Tuesday, June 22nd for a presentation discussing the history of mural painting followed by a conversation with Niria Leyva-Gutierrez, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and the Artists who created the murals
featured in the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s outdoor exhibition,
Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan: Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Danny Peguero, DISTER RONDON and Carla Torres. The artists will describe their work and artistic process, including how they interpreted the themes of their murals, and how they fit into the larger history of mural painting.
To join the conversation, please click here.
About the Exhibition
It is a pleasure to present Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan on Audubon Terrace, a mural exhibition created in celebration of the rich and complex history of the Latinx community in Washington Heights from the late 1800s to the present.
The mural program, created by artists Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez (FEEGZ), DISTER RONDON, Danny Peguero, and Carla Torres, is the result of a commission inspired by the HBO documentary, Siempre, Luis, relating the life and work of Luis A. Miranda, Jr., a Puerto-Rican community activist, prominent New York political consultant, and long-time Washington Heights resident. In August of 2020, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in partnership with HBO conducted a call for submissions from local artists to create works that reflect key moments in history of Latinx immigration to Washington Heights. The commission was first unveiled as a single double-sided wall on La Plaza de las Americas, United Palace for two weeks in October 2020. The Audubon Terrace installation presents the series in two sections, inviting an alternate viewing experience at an important Washington Heights landmark shared by the Hispanic Society Museum & Library and Boricua College. This exhibit brings together art, culture, and community in Washington Heights, transforming a section of Audubon Terrace and sharing the story with the surrounding area, all of New York City, and beyond.
This exhibition forms part of an exciting collaboration between the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), and Boricua College on two exciting exhibitions: Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan, on Audubon Terrace; and, In the Heights: From University to Silver Screen, at the Hispanic Society’s newly inaugurated East Building Gallery as well as Boricua College’s library on the second floor. These exhibitions inaugurate the annual Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes organized by NoMAA.
Hispanic Society Museum & Library – Audubon Terrace
Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets
May 28 – August 14, 2021 (closed Sunday July 4th)
Open Daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
To learn more about the exhibition, please click here.
Upcoming Artist Workshops
This Summer, take some time to step away from your computer! Get outdoors with the Hispanic Society and make some art! Artists Danny Peguero, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, and Carla Torres will be hosting art-making workshops on the museum’s outdoor terrace in July. The workshops are tied to the mural exhibition, Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan. All times TBD.
Saturday July 10 | Danny Peguero
Saturday July 17 | Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez
Saturday July 31 | Carla Torres
Registration link coming soon.
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