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Miguel Luciano: Cemí-Libre Block Party Celebration


Join Civic Practice Partnership Artist-in-Residence Miguel Luciano for a block party celebrating the exhibition Cemí-Libre, on view at Hope Community Inc.'s Galería del Barrio. The exhibition features work Luciano produced during his three-year residency at The Met, where he explored the historic connections between the Museum and the East Harlem community. Luciano engaged deeply with the collection and archives as he researched the 1973 exhibition The Art Heritage of Puerto Rico: Pre-Columbian to Present, a collaboration between The Met and El Museo del Barrio.

Luciano's work pays homage to the activist history of East Harlem, which challenged institutions to become more inclusive and responsive, while he underscores the need for this work to continue today. At the center of Luciano's exhibition is the work Cemí-Libre, a bronze replica of a Taíno zemí cohoba stand from The Met collection.

Exhibition: July 23 through August 8, 2021
Open daily, 11 am to 7 pm 
Galería del Barrio
162 1/2 East 104th Street, New York, NY

Block Party: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 2–6 pm 
East 104th Street between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue

The exhibition is made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

The exhibition space is provided by the Hope Community.

Learn more about The Met's Civic Practice Partnership artists in residence.

All Upcoming


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