Taller Boricua Protests Exclusion of Community Artists from Art Heritage of Puerto Rico Exhibition
El Museo del Barrio relocates to a series of storefronts on 3rd Avenue and 107th Street. Nitza Tufiño executes a mural featuring masked dancers at the annual Santiago de Apostal festival in Loiza Puerto Rico on the façade of El Museo del Barrio’s storefront location. Marcos Dimas has the first solo show in the new space.
April 30, 1973 Taller Boricua protests the exclusion of community artists from the Art Heritage of Puerto Rico exhibition.
The Art Heritage of Puerto Rico was the first major survey of Puerto Rican art held in New York., Spanning from the pre-Columbian era to the early 1970, s oas displayed at El Museo Del Barrio storefront galleries on 107th street and 3rd avenue from April 30 to July 1st 1973 and re-installed at the Metropolitan Museum from July October, 1973. With the exception of Rafael Tufino and Carlos Osorio, none of the artists associated with Taller Boricua were selected to participate.
December 1973 – Poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez writes an open letter to Puerto Rican political parties and student organizations defending art and poetry as revolutionary labor.
The City University of New York sanctions the creation of El Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos (THE CENTTER FOR PUERTO RICAN STUDIES)
Manuel Neco Otero is employed as the centro’s graphic designer. Otero coined the centro’s motto luchar a aprender, appreder a luchar….
Artists demand that the Friends of Puerto Rico reorganizes it board and become more responsible to the Puerto Rican community; . Among the players in the upheavel were s Nilda Peraza and who becomes a board member in 1973. Members claimed that the friends did not meet the needs of the ny artists. The society loses its building and moves to a space on 14th and broaday. The board hires Jack Augueros to direct the space.
Hank Prussing and Manny Vega paint The Spirit of East Harlem Mural.
Geno Rodriguez curates Dos Mundos, a documentary photography show that examined Puerto Rican life on the island and New York is organized by thet at The New York Cultural Center. Participating photographers were: Charles Biasiny Rivera, Roger Caban, Maximo Colon, Philip Dante, Angel Franco and Adal Maldonando. Curated by Geno Rodriguez, Dos Mundos was first major exhibition to highlight the work of contemporary Puerto Rican photographers; the participating photographers later formed the collective, En Foco. Dos Mundos received good review in the NYTIMES JAN 6, 1974
Nicholassa Mohr publishes Nilda and wins award—cover is graffiti laden –her own design
Ana Marta Morales, founds the Puerto Rican Center for the Arts on the lower east side.
Pedro Pietri publishes Puerto Rican Obituary
Exhibitions/Events at 1536 Madison Avenue & 104th St.
Jan Poets at Taller Borica
Apr 14 Marcos Dimas solo show
April 30 Group Show
June 12 Visit from Queens College students
July 19 Visit from Queen College Summer Youth Program
June 24 Visit from St. Edwards
July 26 Visit from Queens College
July 27 Visit from Soundview Youth Agency
Aug 1 Visit from Aspira
Aug 2 Visit from Queens College
Aug 12 Visit from Morris Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association
Sept Paper Mache Workshop b y Esperana Martell
September 20 Visit from Laguardia College
Jan 6 City Hall, Stamford, CT
Jan 26 Expo Hispanic Youth Council, The Bronx
Feb 2. Poetry and Paintings show
Feb 9 Carlos Osorio at El Museo del Barrio
Feb. 24 Poster Exhibit Hunter College, Manhattan
March 7 Posters painitngs Barnard College, Manhattan
March 19 New York Urban Coalition, Manhattan
March 30 Inauguration of El Museo del Barrio’s 3rd Avenue Space with works by Marcos Dimas
April 1— Casa Betances, Manhattan
April 10— Washington Irving High School, Manhattan
April 21— Lecture and Exhibition at Columbia University, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Building,Manhattan
May 19— Hunter College, Manhattan: Event “Cancion de Protesta”
May 20— Metropolitan Hospital Health Fair, Manhattan
May 25— Bilingual Performing Arts Festival, The Bronx
June 14—Central Commercial High School, Manhattan
July 14—Fundraiser at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church, The Bronx
July 29— outdoor show at Soundview Avenue Block Party, The Bronx
Agust 15- Youth Service Agency Expo at City Hall Park
August 26—outdoor show at Puerto Rican Folklore Festival, Central Park
August 31—outdoor show Children’s Aid Society, 101 and lex Manhattan
September 23—“outdoor show Aware Day”/Central Park, Manhattan
September 19 – outdoor show 149th St, Bronx
Oct, 6 Model Cities Open Air Expo
October 9-13—Third World Arts Festival, Columbia U. International House
October Oct. 19— Fordham University, Manhattan
Oct 26 Melrose Community Services, 470 161st, Bronx
November 13—Lecture and show on PUerto Rican and P.S. 171, The Bronx
Nov. 16 Lecture and show of Puerto rican art Brooklyn College
November 19—Essex County Community College, Newark, NJ (exhibiton included photograpy
November 20—Lehman College, CUNY, Manhattan (posters, photos and ceramics)
November 21—Madison Square Boys Club, The Bronx
Nov 22 exhibition at Center for Puetro Rican Studies Bilingual and Experimental Program at 106th streeet
Jan 4 Posters for tenants at 90th and Columbus
Jan 11 Casa Puerto Rico
Jan 17 Carlos Osorio at El Museo del barrio
Jan 29 Poets at Taller announcement
Feb1 Teatro Bravo
Fe. 14 Boricuas Unidos
April 14 Marcos Dimas exhibition
May 5 El Comite
May 22 Demonstration posters
June 6 History and Activity Book for district 4
June 18 PSP Hoboken
June 21 PSP Dance, N.J.
June 22 Realidades (j.Soto)
June 24 Posters for Youth Community Basketball team
July 10 Bilingual Conference
August 18 Donation of posters to Pedro Albizu Campos Health Center, Chicago Ill
October 30 Festival of Masks Workshop poster