I’d Still be Puerto Rican Even if Born on the Moon
Puerto Rican Migration through the Arts
June 21st – July 25th, 2012
Through the lens of expressive culture, our exhibit tells the story of the Puerto Rican diaspora to New York City during the 20th century and into the 21st. Nuyoricans may celebrate Three Kings’ Day differently and wear vejigante masks for the Puerto Rican Parade instead of Carnival, but they are still Puerto Rican—and would be–”even if born on the moon.”
Auralis Herrero-Lugo, Isaac Laboy, Felipe Rangel,Marta Iris Rodríguez Olmeda, Miguel Trelles, Ramonita Ramos Zavala, George Zavala
Curated by Elena Martínez
& contemporary artwork inspired by the theme of migration by the following artists:
Luis Carle, Ana Cristina Collazo, Maria Dominguez, Alejandro Epifanio, and Frances Gallardo
Curated by Miguel Trelles
Opening reception,Thursday, June 21st, 6:30 -9:30 pm with poetry by Tato Laviera and Sandra Maria Esteves, music by Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché
For further information contact 212-260-4080 x 11 or visit csvcenter.org.
Sponsored by Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, City Lore, and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.
Image artwork by Miguel Trelles