Join us virtually on 12/6 at 6:00 pm for The Murals & Mosaics of Spanish Harlem: Telling the Story of a Community. Details and registration on our website events calendar or call us at 845-359-4595.
The many colorful murals and mosaics of Spanish Harlem, AKA East Harlem or El Barrio, tell us so much about the history, culture, and politics of this neighborhood and its residents. Some murals and mosaics honor world-famous people such as Che Guevara and Celia Cruz. Others are dedicated to accomplished local citizens, such as the writers Julia de Burgos and Nicholasa Mohr. The public art also celebrates Latinx culture or expresses strong political sentiments. And many of the murals and mosaics include the gorgeous scenery of the tropical islands from which so many members of this community emigrated to New York. A number of the gifted artists who created the artworks received commissions from the City of New York as part of projects to add more public art to the Spanish Harlem community. This is a Zoom Presentation slideshow with live commentary and is followed by Q&A with the audience.