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Celebrate Caribbean Art at NYC Museums

CaribBEING at Brooklyn Museum

Two upcoming NYC museum events spotlight Caribbean art and culture:

Tonight, at 6:30pm, the Whitney presents: “Taíno Today: Art and Culture in the Caribbean” (Friday, Jul 20, 2018).

“On the occasion of the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, this conversation explores the field of Taíno art and culture. Speakers include exhibiting artist Jorge Gonzalez and scholars Jorge Estevez and Jose Barreiro, co-curators of the exhibition Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian.”

As part of caribBEING in Brooklyn” on Saturday, August 4, Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday:

“Honors the arts, culture, and diversity of the Caribbean diaspora, both around the globe and right here in Brooklyn.”

On top of incredible music and dance in various formats, the event invites you to create your own festive noisemaker – and has teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks highlighting Caribbean art and stylistic influences in the museum’s American Art collection.

caribBEING in Brooklyn (at Brooklyn Museum)