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February 2019

Perceptions & Complicity in Beauty & Race

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium This year’s symposium focuses on the social perceptions and construction of beauty and how these influence our understanding, acceptance, and emotional responses to race. Since 1997, the Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium explores the complex relationship of the African Diaspora to Latinx cultures. With presentations by distinguished scholars, this event offers the opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the African Diaspora in the Americas and foster dialogue, educating audiences and speakers alike.…

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March 2019

Reception for The Complicit Eye / Book Launch

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Join us and Kukuli Velarde at the  launch event of her artist book for children, Somos Tres. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 and will feature a performance of the artist painting over her marker mural. Somos Tres was produced during her exhibition at Taller and will be introduced afterward with copies available for signing.  Join us for a celebration of her book and afternoon of saying farewell to her unique mural that will exist from then on in memory…

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Neighbors: The Puerto Rican Philly Experience

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Free

This summer the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Taller Puertorriqueño will launch an online exhibition/website about the Puerto Rican experience in the development of their neighborhoods.   We would like your help.  During this program, you will learn about the history behind them and their similarities and differences to other neighborhoods in Philly.  As you view the artwork and look at archival material, you can provide feedback and suggestions - and even have your remarks videotaped for inclusion in it.  Open to all, whether…

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Milagros Alameda-Irizarry: La Novela de Vibia P

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Free

Meet the Auther Series: In Spanish Colección de cuentos cortos con historias casi completamente imaginadas.  Estos eventos suenan reales pero su propósito es crear asombro y… risa.  Lo importante es que se tomen con un grano de sal. Nacida y criada en Puerto Rico, Milagros Alameda-Irizarry, recibió el grado de Doctora en Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Temple, en Filadelfia.  Milagros es autora de otra colección de cuentos cortos, La Isla de los Monos Silvestres. There will be…

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Descubra!: Exploring Music by Women, through Art and Participation

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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The Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) and Comcast NBC Universal Telemundo bring Descubra!: Exploring Music by Women, through Art and Participation. Five hours of exciting hands-on workshops, presentations, and music. This event promotes STEM education for young people, with a specific focus on Latinx youth, by showcasing role models in the arts and discussing career paths and different interests in these areas./ El Centro Latino del Smithsonian y Comcast NBC Universal Telemundo nos traen Descubra: Una exploración de música , arte…

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Velocity Fund Information Session

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Join us on March 25th at Taller Puertorriqueño to learn more about The Velocity Fund! We will be reviewing eligibility, application requirements and answering any questions you may have. The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize new collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5,000. It is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres le ading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary…

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April 2019

Rafael Villamil: Paradise Has No Memory

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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ARTIST RECEPTION Please join us on April 12  for the reception of the Philadelphia based artist, Rafael Villamil, whose works of art are epic in scale and content. His exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño, Paradise Has No Memory, centers on his artwork from the 1960s to the 2000s. Villamil is an architect by training and an artist by temperament in the broadest sense of the word. In his paintings, drawings, and assemblies, he ruminates on his experiences, aspirations, lost loves, mortality,…

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Nelson A. Diaz: Not From Here, Not From There

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Free

A man of many titles, Nelson A. Diaz has made a name for himself as a lawyer, a city solicitor, a judge, and a general cousel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His autobiography, Not From Here, Not From There, tells the story of the other side of his life; as an outsider, an immigrant,  the son of a single mother, — “a stranger in his own country.” This impassioned recounting of his life tells the story of…

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Closed for the Holiday

April 19
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Taller is Closed for Good Friday.  Will reopen on Saturday.

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May 2019

Rafael Villamil, An Impassioned Vision

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion at Woodmere 3:00 p.m. tour of Villamil’s home Participants: David B. Brownlee, professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania; Rafael Damast, curator, Taller Puertorriqueño A special program in conjunction with artist and architect Rafael Villamil’s first major exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño, Paradise Has No Memory. Tour Villamil’s unique, multitiered house in Chestnut Hill and learn about the career and artwork of this monumental figure. The tour will include multiple flights of stairs, and comfortable shoes are…

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