[OFF CAMPUS] EXHIBIT: Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street,  New York, NY 10014. From February 17, 2020 through May 17, 2020.

Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life. The model galvanized artists in the United States who were seeking to break free of European aesthetic domination to create publicly significant and accessible native art. Numerous American artists traveled to Mexico, and the leading Mexican muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—spent extended periods of time in the United States, executing murals, paintings, and prints; exhibiting their work; and interacting with local artists. With approximately 200 works by sixty Mexican and American artists, this exhibition reorients art history by revealing the profound impact the Mexican muralists had on their counterparts in the United States during this period and the ways in which their example inspired American artists both to create epic narratives about American history and everyday life and to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices.

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[ON CAMPUS] TALK: “HOW LATINO IMMIGRANTS SAVED U.S. CITIES”

 HOW LATINO IMMIGRANTS SAVED U.S. CITIES 

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz, Ph.D. 

Sandoval-Strausz, a native of New York, is an associate professor of history and director of the Latina/o/x Studies Program at Penn State and a distinguished lecturer of the Organization of American Historians. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Kelly 5B 

For more information, contact Adam Arenson, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the Urban Studies program at (718) 862-7317. 

Co-sponsored by the Urban Studies program, History department, Fuerza Latina, Campus Ministry and Social Action, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies minor, Peace and Justice Studies program, Political Science department, O’Malley School of Business, Sociology department and the department of Modern Languages and Literatures. 

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[ON CAMPUS] TALK BY SISTER NORMA PIMENTEL: “CROSSING BORDERS: A CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO MIGRATION”

CROSSING BORDERS: A CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO MIGRATION SISTER NORMA PIMENTEL 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 | 7 P.M. IN KELLY 5B 

• Sr. Norma is executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley 

• She works with Central American asylum seekers in McAllen and Brownsville, Texas 

• She has been recognized for her work by Notre Dame University, Catholic Charities USA and Pope Francis 

Our Sunday Visitor named Sr. Norma one of eight Catholics of the Year for 2015 

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[ON CAMPUS] TALK BY DR. JOSÉ CHAVARRY ON PERUVIAN DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

Tuesday, November 19th at 3.30 PM, Capalbo Room,  De LaSalle 300.

“La revolución en primer plano: políticas del rostro en el documental peruano Runan Caycu.” Presented by Dr. Jose Chavarry (Assistant Professor at Franklin & Marshall College). Dr Chavarry  will examine the facial politics of the documentary Runan Caycu (1973), product of the collaboration between the filmmaker Nora de Izcue and the peasant leader Saturnino Huillca, in the framework of the political and cultural reforms of the Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces in Peru (1968- 1980).

Tuesday, November 19th at 3.30 PM

Capalbo Room,  De LaSalle 300

Sponsored by: International Studies, Political Science and Modern Languages and Literatures.

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[OFF CAMPUS] NYC Concert feat. Garcia Lorca Poetry & Composer Mateo Flecha

Saturday, November  16, 2019, 8pm, St. Peter’s Chelsea, 346 W 20th St.

An upcoming concert in New York City on Saturday, November 16th. As part of our Fall program, the New York City Master Chorale is performing “Romancero Gitano”, a selection of Federico Garcia Lorca poetry set to music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, as well as an anonymous Renaissance text set to music by Catalan composer Mateo Flecha, called “La Guerra”. Tickets are $20 with the code social20 at http://nycmasterchorale.org/box.

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[OFF CAMPUS] Día de Muertos Celebration at Museo del Barrio

Sat., October 19 | 11am – 5pm | Free Admission. Museo del Barrio, Fifth Avenue and 104th St, New York.
Celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away with a procession led by Danza Azteca Chichimeca x Las Calaveras Callejeras and Trio Jarocho Canto Veracruz, a community altar by multidisciplinary artist Cievel Xicohtencatl in collaboration with LSA Family Health Services, an art-making workshop, face painting, a special concert by Sound & Soul Tierra del Silencio, and more!
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[OFF CAMPUS] RUBEN BLADES IN CONVERSATION WITH NYU PROF. ALEXANDRA VAZQUEZ

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm, El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th St, NYU. Rubén Blades in conversation with NYU Professor Alexandra Vazquez.

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