1969: Brooklyn Museum holds first exhibition of Contemporary Puerto Rican Artists in New York; Raphael Montanez Ortiz founds El Museo Del Barrio, Formation of Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition.   January 1969 –… Continue reading


Puerto Rican Art Workers Establish Taller Boricua/The Puerto Rican Workshop in East Harlem Spring 1970 May 2, 1970 AWC, GAAG and the Black and Puerto Rican Emergency Cultural Coaltion  wage a demonstration at… Continue reading


  1971  TB relocates to 2156 2nd Avenue, artist develop Afro-Taino aesthetic to portray Puerto Rican Heritage; TB poster is featured in YLO Palante Newspaper; TB Artists join staff of El Museo del… Continue reading


Relocation to loft Space 1536 Madison Avenue enables TB to offer more studio spaces  to artists and increase production of posters, traveling shows and workshops; TB joins demonstrations to get Puerto Rican/Latino program,… Continue reading


Taller Boricua Protests Exclusion of Community Artists from Art Heritage of Puerto Rico Exhibition 1973 Highlights: Spring 1973 El Museo del Barrio relocates to a series of storefronts on 3rd Avenue and 107th Street. Nitza Tufiño… Continue reading


 1974   Arrested for playing congas on the subway, TB member Martin Tito Perez is strangled to death in jail.  Community Protests and charges of police brutality ensure.  Highlights 1974 April  TB members participate… Continue reading


Center for Puerto Rican Studies commissions TB to create “Proletarian Portfolio” commemorating Puerto Rican labor leaders. 1975 Highlights Spring Marcos Dimas, now a producer at Realidades ,begins shooting documentary film about the socio-aesthetic… Continue reading

1976 PBS broadcasts TB film “Towards a Collective Expression.”

  1976   Highlights:  Marcos Dimas film, Towards a Collective Expression,  is broadcast on Realidades, TB Artists participate in Sprit of Independence Show organized by Luis Cancel at Cayman Gallery TB artists join… Continue reading

1977 Taller Boricua relocates to the 2nd floor of Heckscher Building on 1 East 104th Street

  1977  Taller Boricua relocates to the 2nd floor of Heckscher Building on 1 East 104th Street. Taller Boricua relocates to the 2nd floor of Heckscher Building on 1 East 104th Street.  Inaugural Open house… Continue reading