Raphael Montañez Ortíz: A Contextual Retrospective

  • Apr 14 - Sep 11, 2022
  • El Museo del Barrio

    1230 5th Avenue
    New York, New York 10029
Ticket Price $0.00-$9.00 Buy Tickets


El Museo del Barrio presents Raphael Montañez Ortiz – A Contextual Survey. The eight-decade retrospective dedicated to artist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, a pioneer in the US neo avant-garde, is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist. In contextual relations with peers working in Europe, Latin America and the US, the show spans narratives around identity, decolonization, and ethno-aesthetics. The exhibition is curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Julieta Gonzalez.

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Date & Time

Apr 14 - Sep 11, 2022

Venue Details

El Museo del Barrio

1230 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10029 El Museo del Barrio
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.