Monday, May 14, 2012

NY exhibit | Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Arnaldo Rabell, We Have to Dream in Blue
El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem join forces for CARIBBEAN: CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD, a landmark exhibition exploring the history and art of the Caribbean

Multimedia exhibition to open in three venues the week of June 12, 2012, with subsequent Caribbean events and collaborations around NYC.

The exhibition will examine the visual arts and aesthetic development across the Caribbean, considering the histories of the Spanish, French, Dutch and English islands and their Diasporas. An it will highlight over two centuries of rarely-seen works from the Haitian Revolution (c. 1804) to the present.

The show features more than 400 works including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, CARIBBEAN: Crossroads examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe and North America and explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined. This citywide endeavor, supported by a major grant from MetLife Foundation, opens in the midst of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, observed nationally during the month of June.

El Museo del Barrio: June 12, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Queens Museum of Art: June 17, 2012 to January 6, 2013
The Studio Museum in Harlem: June 14, 2012 to October 21, 2012


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