Three museums partner on major Caribbean exhibition

Repeating Islands

Artworks, film and historical artifacts will be on view at El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem starting in June, Miriam Kreinin Souccar reports for Crains New York.

This summer, New York museums are going tropical. In an unprecedented collaboration, El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem will present a major exhibition exploring the art and history of the Caribbean.

The show, Caribbean Crossroads of the World, will kick off during the week of June 12 at all three venues, and will run through the fall. It will feature more than 400 rarely seen artworks from masters as diverse as Paul Gauguin and Arnaldo Roche Rabelle. Films and historic artifacts also will be on view. Loans are still being secured from around the world.

The joint exhibition is a way for the midsize…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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