Past Exhibition Program

Filadelfia: New Perspectives

March 6 to April 4, 2015 Noting that the Spanish name for Philadelphia, Filadelfia, is similar in spelling and sound but implies a foreign perspective, this exhibition highlights the views of a select group of eight Latino artists living in the city. Working in installation, sculpture, video, photography, and quasi-relational aesthetics, these artists check their […]

Filadelfia Exhibition

Carnaval en Philly A Closing Party for “Filadelfia: New Perspectives”

March 17th, 2015 For Immediate Release     Location and date:   Friday, March 27th, 2015, 7:00 PM 2557 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA  19133 $10 Suggested Donation Website:   Tropicalismo, Carnaval Panel Discussion from Taller Puertorriqueño on Vimeo. Tropicalismo presents a celebration of Carnaval, hosted and curated by Juanderful (Juan Bustamante) and Gregzinho (Greg […]

IMAGES OF IDENTITY: Taller Puertorriqueño 1974 – 2014

November 7, 2014 – January 31, 2015 Celebrating 40 years of engaging and building community through the arts, this exhibition is a survey of Taller’s response to the needs and aspirations of the community it represents.  Multi-media installations, videos, photographs, art and interviews retell the story of the struggle,  resilience and creativity of the people […]

Images of Identity Nov. 14, 2014

Yo Soy Oro

Online at, and on view along N. 5th Street, and in HACE’s Visitors Center at 2708  N. 5th St. September 21 – November 7th, 2014 As part of this year’s 30th annual Feria del Barrio, the creative team of AMerican MEdia Output will introduce a re-branding campaign for the N. 5th Street commercial district, El Centro de […]

Symbols, Traditions, & Process/Play!

August 15 – September 27, 2014 The closing summer show highlights *new artwork made by the children and youth in Taller’s art education programs. In this past year under the heading “Our Cultural Roots,” they explored the cultural origins of the customs, traditions, celebrations and legacies that make their Latino identity and connect them to the people […]

Panel Discussion: Iconographies, Variations, & Meaning

May 17, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Consisting of selected artists from the Taken Exhibition Cycle, that explored icons and motifs in Latino artwill delve deeply into artistic intent and the use of cultural imagery. It will also consider how artists’ choices may engender a rich dialogue between diverse communities and potentially impact social change. The participating artists are Miguélàngel Ruíz from the Vejigantes of Puerto Rico: Origins Myths and MessengersDaniel de Jesús from A Contemporary Madonna Counter Point: Mexico & Puerto Rico, and Cecile Chong from the exhibition The Iconography of Meaning.  Due to illness, Shelley R. Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has graciously agreed to lead the discussion as moderator in Dr. Susan Aberth’s place. 

Brocados: Magic, Illusions, Dreams and Life

Brocados: Magic, Illusions, Dreams and Life

May 9th – June 14th, 2014 Brocados: Magic, Illusions, Dreams and Life is Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme’s site-specific installation in Taller’s adjacent garden that pays homage to the history of the area’s textile industry and its connection to Latina women and their struggles. Since 2010, the two artists have worked together beginning with issues of undocumented […]