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, complimentary cocktails provided by Bacardi, and food for sale from Caribbean food trucks at our entrance. Free shuttle bus service is provided between CitiField/Willets Point 7 Train stop and the Museum. 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.
Leadership Support provided by
Major support provided by
The Reed Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Opening celebrations supported by
Additional support is provided by the National Endowment of the Arts, Bacardi USA, Institut Français, Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York,
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Christie’s, Inc., The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Tony Bechara, Ramón and Nercys Cernuda, Jacqueline L. Curiel, Susan R. Delvalle, Elena de Murias and Dr. Blas A. Reyes.
The exhibition publication is supported by The Dedalus Foundation and Patricia & Howard Farber Foundation. Exhibition programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council.
Thirteen, a WNET.ORG station, and NYC & Company are the lead media partners for this exhibition. Additional media sponsorship is provided by Cablevision, MTA NYC Transit, WABC-TV, and WXTV Univision 41. Special thanks to ARC Magazine, Art Experience: New York City, Bomb, Christie’s, Inc., Flavorpill, and Urban Latino for their additional media support.
Presented by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.