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This document is a promotional pamphlet for the event “Poema del Pueblo” organized by the MSA (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) on the occasion of May Day or International Workers’ Day. The pamphlet urges participants to bring pen and paper to the event in order to write down a poem, an isolated thought, or produce a drawing. The pamphlet includes a list of event organizers.

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The Galería M.S.A. (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) was established in Old San Juan by Teo Freytes and Yrsa Dávila on the fifth floor at calle San Francisco 266, as a space where visual arts would be presented side-by-side with dance, theater, video, and poetry. Within this space, there would be no labeling of works by genre, since the M.S.A. considered everything to be art; which is why no censorship was applied. In addition to holding events to run parallel with exhibitions, the space was used to introduce the work of young and emerging artists of Puerto Rico.

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Flavia Marichal Lugo
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Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico