Lecture: Communication, Communion, and Confrontation in Puerto Rican Art

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Lecture: Communication, Communion, and Confrontation in Puerto Rican Art

A fashionable woman wearing a fur-collared coat sits crosslegged on the rooftop of a New York tenement building in a print titled La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I). Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Antonio Martorell studied snapshots that migrants mailed back to relatives on the island and drew inspiration from the competing ideas of communicating prosperity, communion with family, and confronting hardships of migration. Martorell discusses his work on view in the exhibition Transnational: Migration, Memory, Home. General admission is free at this time thanks to H-E-B.

This lecture is a program of the Puerto Rican Heritage Society