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Roxana Pérez-Méndez : Quien a buen arbol se arrima

ON VIEW THROUGH MARCH 25, 2017 Roxana Pérez-Méndez’s new installation at Taller Puertorriqueño draws on the history of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community of Philadelphia. With research from Taller’s archives and other sources, Pérez-Méndez’s artwork wryly comments on the construction and perception of Puerto Rican identity. With Taller Puertorriqueño as the backdrop, her […]


Nuestro Tema: Llamada y Respuesta

We connect through images, designs, and slogans. It is through representations that people communicate preferences and associations. Colors like red, white, and blue bring to mind the American flag or, with a slight addition of a single star, Puerto Rico’s flag. Even within communities, however, there may be differences in representations. The choice of background […]


Taller Puertorriqueño opens new cultural center

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* Contact: Stéphane J. Marquette Marketing Coordinator & Development Associate (215) 426-3311 | smarquette@tallerpr.org facebook.com/tallerpr.org | Twitter: @TallerPR Taller Puertorriqueño opens new cultural center State-of-the-art El Corazón Cultural Center opens December 7 11/17/2016, PHILADELPHIA, PA — Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. (Taller) will cut the ribbon for the El Corazón Cultural Center at 2600 N […]


A Meditation on Memory: Visually Mapping Fairhill

New art project will map a people’s history of the Fairhill neighborhood April to September 2016 A Meditation on Memory: Visually Mapping Fairhill is a socially-engaged public history and art place-making project funded by Philadelphia LISC in which a set of six new nontraditional historical markers will be made and installed in the Fairhill neighborhood […]


Unpacking Hispañola: Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez

Through April 8, 2016 Unpacking Hispañola re-envisions the processes that construct historical narratives, racial subjectivity, and gender roles through the work of Dominican American visual artists Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez. Both artists create images that complicate the traditional distinctions between myths and historical ‘facts’, questioning the very nature of historical narratives. Channeling their own racialized […]


2016 Annual Schomburg Symposium Program

 Speakers and Presentations When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM *Discounts available for advance registration. Where: Taller Puertorriqueño’s Ed Building, 2557 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133 For information call: 215-426-3311 Cost/Costo $25.00 in advance/Por adelantado $30.00 at the door/En la puerta ***Special group rates are available by calling: /Si tiene preguntas […]


Rendering for Taller’s new building, El Corazon Cultural Center

El Corazón Cultural Center: Looking for qualified community residents construction workers.

On September 18th Taller Puertorriqueño broke ground at 5th Street and West Huntingdon Street for the new expansion of their cultural center. This stunning building will be the largest Puerto Rican/Latino cultural center in the Mid- Atlantic region. Allied Construction Services is named as the Construction Manager for the project. Allied Construction is seeking construction […]


The Groundbreaking of New Cultural Center

After 10 years of planning, Taller is in the process of building the new Corazón Cultural Center. Be on the lookout for more details on the Grand Opening in late 2016.

Video of Taller Puertorriqueño’s breaking ground on its new facility, El Corazón Cultural Center, on September 18th, 2015.  Groundbreaking ceremony sponsored by PECO.


An Uncompromising Vision

Carlos Pascual October 16 to November 14, 2015 Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, Carlos Pascual (b. 1953- d. 2015) was passionate about the sanctity and intrinsic beauty of animals and nature. His meticulous colored-pencil drawings, of which he made prints, were created to honor and promote the protection of wildlife and nature. His preferred […]