An Invitation to Unlearn by MAPR and CENTRO

The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College are collaborating on a second edition of the conference for art, research, and multidisciplinary creation. This edition of the conferences is titled [un]learning: Art and Creative Pedagogies and will be held on June 17th and 18th via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook live by both institutions. 

“There are several generations of artists both in the archipelago and in the diaspora for whom educating has been transformed widely from a labor resource to a space for creation, exploration, and active research. This has enabled new learning methodologies as well as new practices and doings of art in and for the communities they represent and with which they live. For this second conference, the collaboration with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York allows us to draw bridges and connect the undertakings, even more, between those living in the archipelago and the diaspora and their contributions in art and education towards the important processes of [dis]learning.” Said Rachel Torres-Arzola, Pedagogical Curator of the Museum of Art of  Puerto Rico.

This 2nd edition of the Jornadas is an invitation to critically explore how creativity reformulates learning spaces and community experiences within and outside creative disciplines both in Puerto Rico and for its diaspora. 

“For CENTRO, this alliance with MAPR allows us to connect the protagonists of art education from all latitudes in an interdisciplinary dialogue. The Puerto Rican experience in the diaspora has its own tones and shades and, through this conference, we hope to connect it with the pedagogical experience of art in Puerto Rico.” Said Ángel Antonio Ruiz-Laboy, director of Art and Culture at Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies. 

This conference proposes to examine topics related to the proximity between art and education; multidisciplinary creation and pedagogy; art, learning and research; teaching and learning processes inside and outside museums and educational institutions; design of exhibitions and critical pedagogies; education and curatorship; contemporary and experimental pedagogical processes; learning and ancestry; past, present and future methodologies; and any other research that sheds light on these issues. 

For any additional information or questions, please contact Raquel Torres, Educational Curator, at or call 787-977-6277, Ext. 2257 or Ángel Antonio Ruiz, Director of Art and Culture at