Name Descriptor: Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)×
  • "Casas/Houses"
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    1992
    On the occasion of the exhibition La casa de todos nosotros: Antonio Martorell y sus amigos [A House for Us All: Antonio Martorell and Friends] held at El Museo del Barrio in 1992, Puerto Rican curator Susana Torruella Leval analyzes Antonio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866589

  • [Letter] [n.d.], New York [to] El Museo del Barrio
    Taller Boricua (New York, USA)
    In this typewritten open letter, the artist collective Taller Boricua [Puerto Rican Workshop], criticizes El Museo del Barrio for excluding the work of several New York-based Puerto Rican artists from an unnamed exhibition of Puerto Rican art jointly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841209

  • [Letter] 1982 January 6, New York [to] Lucy Lippard
    Dimas, Marcos
    1982
    In this letter, artist Marcos Dimas writes to art critic Lucy R. Lippard and invites her to review his exhibition at El Museo del Barrio. Dimas discusses his participation in an activist artist collective, known as the Art Workers’ Coalition, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802977

  • [When I was shown a preview of the paintings which El Museo del Barrio had acquired through the years for their permanent collection...]
    Caraballo, José
    1978
    In this brief artist statement, Puerto Rican-born artist José Caraballo posits that El Museo del Barrio’s exhibition of recent acquisitions serves as a reminder of the existence of Puerto Rican artists, and their struggle for recognition in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842253

  • A collective vision
    Peña Acosta, Gladys
    2003
    Former curator of El Museo del Barrio, Gladys Peña-Acosta relates her experience as chief curator and interim director of that institution throughout the late 1970s and into the ‘80s. She discusses the process of introducing professional standards [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799049

  • Aesthetics considerations
    Ortiz, Rafael Montanez
    1990
    In this essay, Rafael Montañez Ortiz, a United States-born artist of Puerto Rican descent, argues that Eurocentrism, patriarchy, and racism have deprecated the art and culture of peoples from the Americas, Asia, and Africa. He notes that the legacy [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 797351

  • Aquí & allá : seis artistas de San Juan
    Cullen, Deborah
    2001
    This essay, written by curator Deborah Cullen, offers an account of how El Museo del Barrio was founded out of the drive to establish a creative nexus for Puerto Rican artists who exist between the mainland United States and the Caribbean island. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842515

  • Con to'los hierros
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    1991
    In the curatorial statement by Susana Torruella Leval in the 1991 exhibition, Con To’ Los Hierros: A Retrospective of the Work of Pepón Osorio [Armed to the Teeth: A Retrospective of the Work of Pepón Osorio],she breaks down the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840672

  • Diary of a collective
    Collazo, Dori
    1980
    This catalogue for the 1990 exhibition, Comadres: A Collective Environmental Exhibit by Ten Women Artists, wasdesigned as a folder containing loose sheets of handwritten minutes taken throughout the different meetings in preparation of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841326

  • Director's statement
    Capote, Melody
    2002
    On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Caribbean Cultural Center, the executive director, Melody Capote, asserts the relevance of concluding the first quarter of a century of the institution with an exhibition of the work of visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849997

  • El Museo del Barrio's permanent collection : revealing a treasure
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    2003
    Susana Torruella Leval relates her experience as curator and director of El Museo del Barrio throughout the 1990s. She discusses the process of maintaining professional standards of care for the museum collections of Puerto Rican, Latino, and Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804680

  • Here & there : six artists from San Juan
    Cullen, Deborah
    2001
    This essay, written by curator Deborah Cullen, offers an account of how El Museo del Barrio was founded out of the drive to establish a creative nexus for Puerto Rican artists who exist between the mainland United States and the Caribbean island. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842466

  • Image and Play as a Strategy for Latina o Agency
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    2006
    In this lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Puerto Rican-born artist Bibiana Suarez presents an overview of her work and considers the role of race and ethnicity in her art. She begins the lecture by explaining her ethnic background and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867498

  • Image in the collective memory
    Barreras del Rio, Petra
    2003
    In this essay, Petra Barreras del Río relates her experience as curator and interim director of El Museo del Barrio throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. She describes the process of building up the financial and administrative resources of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799070

  • Introduction
    Agüeros, Jack
    1979
    In this short introduction to the exhibition catalogue, Jorge Soto Sánchez: Works on Paper, 1974–1979,Jack Agüeros—director of El Museo del Barrio from 1977 until 1986—maintains that while the artist was well known as a painter and sculptor, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803066

  • Introduction
    Barreras del Rio, Petra
    1988
    Puerto Rican art historian and curator Petra Barreras describes Rafael Montañez Ortiz’s work as startling and demanding of responses from viewers. She calls Ortiz “a shaman” who has continually looked for ways to heal society through art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853878

  • Latinizing culture : art, museums, and the politics of U.S. multicultural encompassment
    Dávila, Arlene M., 1965-
    1999
    This article written by Puerto Rican anthropologist Arlene Dávila, analyzes the debate over El Museo del Barrio’s change in mission from a grassroots organization concerned with the empowerment of Puerto Ricans to a museum of Latin American art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841307

  • Marcos Dimas
    Glueck, Grace,
    1982
    In her review of a retrospective exhibition of the art of Marcos Dimas at El Museo del Barrio, Grace Glueck discusses the following works: El Bohique, Ritual Assemblages, Tribute to Tito, The Voyager, and Dream Room. She describes Dimas as fusing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802919

  • Museums, racism, the inclusiveness chasm
    Tortolero, Carlos
    2000
    Carlos Tortolero wrote this text in response to an article by Lonnie Bunch, “Museums, Diversity, and the Will to Change” (which appeared in the July/August 2000 issue of Museum News), noting that, while Bunch’s article was well written and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056107

  • The artist and the community
    Ortiz, Rafael Montanez
    2003
    In this essay, Rafael Montañez Ortiz, an artist of Puerto Rican descent born in the United States, relates his early history as an artist and activist working in New York City during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. He provides a firsthand account of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798718