Monday, April 1, 2019

El Museo del Barrio Holds Gala Kick-Off Soirée

 El Museo del Barrio's chairman, María Eugenia Maury, with her husband William Haseltine, opened their Fifth Avenue home for a pre-gala soirée. María Eugenia welcomed her guests, "All of you are wonderful friends and great supporters. El Museo is turning 50 years old!" Museum director Patrick Charpenel shared that, “The Museum has appointed a new chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, from Brazil. He brings many new ideas and is aligned with the values and mission of El Museo." 

El Museo’s Gala will be held on Thursday, May 2 at The Plaza Hotel, honoring Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Raphael Montañez-Ortiz, and Craig Robins.

Guests included: chairman emeritus Tony Bechara, and board member Claudia Marmolejo, as well as Debbie Bancroft, Danny Baez, Alejandra Cicognani, Anna Maria Gonzalez Cuevas, Carey and Gloria Fieldcamp, Virgilio Garza, Michael Gross, Alex Morris, Sergio Orozco, Dan Pollock, Liliana Porter, Sana Sabbagh, Jean Shafiroff, and Victoria Wyman.

Opening on April 11th at El Museo is “Culture and The People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019”, a two-part exhibition featuring selections from the Permanent Collection.

About El Museo del Barrio:
New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.

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