Betty Blayton, Consciousness Traveling, 2012

1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
Hours: Wed-Sat, 11am–6pm; Sun 12–5pm


uptown: nasty women/bad hombres
Opens with Museum Mile, Tuesday, June 12, 6–9pm
On view: June 14–November 5, 2017

Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Senior Curator

El Museo del Barrio presents an exhibition of artists living or working in Northern Manhattan. El Museo’s uptown: nasty women/bad hombres presents the work of artists engaging with the legacies of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the media, the state of our natural environment, and violence in various ways. The artists explore these through poetry, symbolism, and metaphor or by exploring particular forms of artistic practice associated with rupture or bearing witness as a form of social protest. Some employ gendered or radical forms of art making for their purposes. Collage, documentary photography, poetic text, painting, needlepoint, crochet, textile work and animation are all methods enlisted by these artists to create works that deal with various social issues.

Artists included are: Elan Cadiz, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Pepe Coronado, COCO144/Roberto Gualtieri, Jaime Davidovich, Carlos De Jesus, Rene De Los Santos, Francisco Donoso, Carlos Jesús Martínez Dominguez/FEEGZ, Sandra Fernández, Marquita Flowers, Reynaldo García Pantaleón, Alex Guerrero, Leslie Jiménez, Sara Mejia Kriendler, Lauren Kelly, Rejin Leys, Stephanie Lindquist, Miguel Luciano, Luanda Lozano, Ivan Monforte, José Morales, Darío Oleaga, Jaime Permuth, Kenny Rivero, Moses Ros-Suarez, José Rodríguez, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Sable Elyse Smith, Rider Ureña, Regina Viqueira, and Nari Ward.

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY 10029 elmuseo.org

Join El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York for a FREE summer block party! In its fourth year, and held on four consecutive Wednesdays, visitors are invited to stop by and dance to music by local New York City DJs, explore art exhibitions through gallery talks and tours, participate in art-making workshops, and more. Food and drinks are available for sale. 

El Museo kicks off Uptown Bounce with Ashé (or àse)! Learn more about the African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba people of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change, and create your own wearable art inspired by the symbols that are found in the artwork of our featured artist Belkis Ayón. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical sounds. Featuring food on sale by Mofon-GO

As a collaboration for the Uptown triennial, artist Miguel Luciano will ride his custom-built piragua cart from The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, where it’s currently on view, to El Museo del Barrio where he will serve his specialty treats for this event. Pimp My Piragua, 2009, is a mobile public art project that commemorates the innovations of Latino street vendors, while transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (Piraguas) into a hyper-modified pushcart-tricycle with a hi-fi sound and video system. 

Across the street at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, mcny.org), artist Jason Lazarus, who is currently in residence at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will lead A CENTURY OF DISSENT! a sign-making workshop to produce posters drawn from a century of protests in Upper Manhattan, inspired by photographs from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

Lazarus, HEHG, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance are also collaborating with the Uptown triennial by organizing “ALL UPTOWN ARTIST GROUP PORTRAIT” in Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday, August 5. Click HERE for more details.


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