I am especially excited about our tour on Wednesday, November 28th. We will have the pleasure of visiting the Caribbean, right here in New York, at El Museo del Barrio, which was recently renovated.
Here you will find rarely exhibited works by Gwendolyn Knight (wife of Jacob Lawrence) and Jacob Lawrence, Camille Pissarro (the Jewish Impressionist born on St. Thomas, whose parents' marriage was considered a scandal within such a tight-knit community), and Paul Gauguin (who lived in Martinique for several months in 1887).
We will also see contemporary works by Papo Calo (whose alternative exhibition space, Exit Art, closed in May, soon after our NYAE tour), Ana Mendieta (who came from Cuba and died too soon in New York in 1985) and Arnaldo Roche Rabell (whose painting graces the catalog's cover).
Arnaldo Roche Rabell (Puerto Rico, 1955)
We Have to Dream in Blue (Tenemos que soñar en azul) 1986
Please join us at El Museo del Barrio on November 28th at 1 pm.
Suggested admission donation: $9 for adults, $5 for seniors. Free to seniors on Wednesdays.
The New York Arts Exchange tour is $60.
We will meet in the cafe between 12:30 and 1 pm.
I hope to see you there.
Beth New York
aka Beth Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange