Lorenzo Homar Gallery

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 […]

Afro-Latino in Philadelphia: Stories from El Barrio

On view: Dec 4 to Jan. 9, 2016 Sandra Andino’s exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño began as a personal project to learn about her family and ancestral roots. In examining her family photos, she saw records of her past and proof of her “existence.” The project led her to reflect on past racial experiences and prejudices […]


GENERACIÓN to GENERATION A Multi–Disciplinary Journey through Tradition and Imagination August 14 – September 19, 2015 Taller Puertorriqueño’s Children & Youth Education Program From generation to generation in the Spanish-speaking world cultural traditions, belief, tales and superstitions are passed down and expressed creatively. This year, the children and youth of Taller explored the roots of […]

Images of Identity Nov. 14, 2014

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 […]


January 31- April 12, 2014 Reception with the artists: Friday, January 31, 5:30 – 8PM Artist talk 6:30PM/ Musical performance by Daniel de Jesús at 7:30PM The exhibition A Contemporary Madonna Counterpoint: Mexico & Puerto Rico, brings together two artists who use sacred female images from Latin America in their work. Tlisza Jaurique blends topography, sculpture, […]

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Vejigantes of Puerto Rico (Home)

Vejigantes of Puerto Rico: Origins, Myths, & Messengers

(Panel discussion on the exhibition Dec. 7th at 3PM) Raúl Ayala, La Buruquena, Miguel Caraballo, Danny Torres, Marina Gutiérrez, Maria Dominguez, Paola Nogueras, and Miguélàngel Ruíz This survey exhibition brings together reinterpretations of a central figure in Puerto Rico’s culture – the Vejigante. Having evolved from a figure of mystery and mischief in carnivals and festivals in […]

Personalizing Place in the Latino Community

Latino communities transform public places in their communities into personal ones. These transformations fit with the idea of making a home, for a specific place is more than a house or address; it is the space plus the emotional and intellectual connections that become associated with that address and structure over time. In the book Diálogos, Placemaking […]

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