Hispanics in the City: 2 Museums, 1 City

By Crystal Smith
A&E Editor

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Multicultural Affairs is organizing a field trip to El Museo Del Barrio in New York City on October 4.

Multicultural Affairs is collaborating with the LGBTQA Program Center for this trip. While in the city, students can also visit the Museum of Sex.

According to Cornelia Sewell-Allen, the Director of Multicultural Affairs, this is the first time they have orchestrated an event like this.

“It’s going to educate the students somewhere outside of the campus,” she said.

El Museo Del Barrio is located on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It was founded 45 years ago by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, along with other educators and artists, who wanted to spotlight Latino contributions to the arts.

It is home to over 6,500 pieces of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino art created within the last 800 years.

The artworks displayed include pre-Columbian Taíno artifacts, traditional arts, twentieth-century drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations, prints, photography, documentary films, and video.

The tickets are first come, first serve and are $15 each. The cost will cover transportation to the city as well as a donation to El Museo Del Barrio.

The Museum of Sex, which was founded 12 years ago, is also located on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

It is home to 16 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations. Each installation follows the Museum’s mission of advocating open dissertation surrounding sex and sexuality.

Tickets for the Museum of Sex cost an additional $7, so for a total of $22, students will be able to visit both museums.

For tickets, visit the LGBTQA Program Center in the Shawnee Residence Hall. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

“I believe both will be great and I am excited for both,” said Sewell-Allen.

This is a trip you do not want to miss. ¡Diviértete!

Email Crystal at:
csmith123@live.esu.edu

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