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El Museo del Barrio

By on Sep 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Founded in 1969 by parents, activists, and artists seeking to implement cultural enrichment programs for the Puerto Rican community, El Museo del Barrio is the first museum in the United States dedicated to the collection and preservation of Puerto Rican, Latino and Latin American art and culture.  Artist and educator, Rafael Montañez Ortiz, served as El Museo del...

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Crack is Wack Playground 1986

By on Sep 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keith Haring (1958-1990) painted this fanciful mural in 1986. Comprised of Haring’s signature kinetic figures and abstract forms in bold outlines the mural cautions youth against using  Crack, a highly potent, addictive, and dangerous form of smokable cocaine whose use reached epidemic proportions in the mid- to late 1980s. Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in...

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National Black Theatre

National Black Theatre

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  The National Black Theatre  was founded in 1968 by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer,  to showcase productions by, and about, black Americans at a time when such stories rarely appeared on the mainstream stage. It has evolved into a cultural spawning ground, one that presents shows and workshops intended to foster respect for African ancestry and for black...

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Casa Latina

Casa Latina

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In 1948 musician Bartolo Alvarez established Casa Latina where he sold music and instruments. Inspired as a youngster by hearing Rafael Hernández play at nearby Almacenes Hernández, Bartolo went on to found Alba and Rival Records, recording some of the era’s most popular artists. Casa Latina moved to its present location in 1962. Purchased in 1969 by the Rubio...

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