Centro Staff Visits Museo Del Barrio’s En Foco Exhibition

Centro Staff Visits El Museo del Barrio Exhibit

Last Wednesday, December 8, 2020, CENTRO employees and researchers had the opportunity to visit the most recent exhibition at el Museo del Barrio: En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74. CENTRO Staff was received by Anna Chireno, Director of Government and Community Affairs, and Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator at El Museo.

The exhibition centers on a single portfolio of 79 photographs by founding members of the Bronx-based collective, Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Roger Cabán, and Felipe Dante, who each focus on the themes of Education, Small Business, and Labor. The images offer a rich visual testament of New York’s Puerto Rican population, with community members photographing their own lived reality. Donated to El Museo del Barrio by En Foco in 1976, this exhibition marks the first time the portfolio is exhibited in full since 1979.