Opening Reception for Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Saturday, June 16, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2012Join us for the opening reception of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World featuring live performances by Harmony Steel Band and Antoine International Mas, cocktails, and food for sale from Caribbean food trucks at our entrance. Opening in conjunction with Caribbean: Crossroads, Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water will be on view in the Unisphere Gallery.
The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture.
Caribbean: Crossroads is on view at the Queens Museum of Art from June 17, 2012 – January 6, 2013; El Museo del Barrio from June 12, 2012 – January 6, 2013; and the Studio Museum in Harlem from June 14 – October 21, 2012.