Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Dancers performing in the Vélez Blanco Patio at the 2011 ¡Fiesta! event. Photograph by Natasha Mileshina
Save the Date: Saturday, September 29, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Storytime in the Arms and Armor galleries? Salsa dancing in the Vélez Blanco Patio? Mariachi music in The Charles Engelhard Court? It's ¡Fiesta!, a Museum-wide festival taking place on Saturday, September 29, in celebration of Hispanic and Latin American art and cultures.
The day's activities are designed for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents. They invite visitors to look, create, share impressions with loved ones, and experience art in many different ways. Learn about the cuatro, a traditional Puerto Rican stringed instrument, in a demonstration by musical instruments curator Ken Moore. Join a conversation in the Museum's galleries with artists Zachary Fabri and Elia Alba, along with curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado from El Museo del Barrio. Dance, make art, hear stories throughout the afternoon, and delight in a closing performance by YerbaBuena, a group of New York City–area musicians under the direction of Tato Torres.
Organized by the Museum's Multicultural Audience Development Initiative and Education, festivals like ¡Fiesta! are the product of collaboration among many Museum departments as well as with artists, community members, and New York City cultural organizations. After ¡Fiesta!, the next Museum-wide festival will be Lunar New Year on February 9, 2013. Be sure to mark your calendar!
See the schedule of ¡Fiesta! events.