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Lecture: Taller Boricua: A Hispanic Cultural Institution in New York
October 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Curator Luis Cancel will talk about Taller Boricua, a nonprofit arts organization in East Harlem, and its numerous exhibitions of Latin American artists. Cancel is a New York–born Puerto Rican artist, art administrator, and art historian who served as executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. While at the museum, he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to research Latin American art, which enabled him to travel extensively throughout Latin America and establish important contacts for the museum with major collectors, galleries, and museums. He also curated several major exhibitions, including the first, second, and third Emerging Expressions biennials: The Artists and the Computer; Devastation/Resurrection: The South Bronx; Krishna Reddy, a Retrospective; and Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970.
This event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.