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Hispanic Society Museum and Library

Taste of Mexico

Join us for a festive afternoon of art, a live musical performance, and delicious Mexican tamales for a little taste of Mexico.

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Taste of Mexico
Taste of Mexico

Time & Location

Jun 19, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hispanic Society Museum and Library, Broadway between 155th & 156th Streets, NY, 10032

About the event

Join us for an afternoon of live music and art! Enjoy a performance by singer-songwriter Marilyn Castillo while enjoying tamales and a painting workshop with local artist Andrea Arroyo inspired by the exhibition American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico.

This program is presented by Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders in collaboration with the Hispanic Society Museum and Library.

Note: The music and Art Making is an outdoor event. All visitors to the indoor gallery space (aged 5 and older) must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.

About Taste of Mexico

Taste of Mexico celebrates and explores elements of Mexican culture and its influence on New York City. The event has three components: art, music, and food. Attendees are invited to experience the flavors, colors, sounds, and smells of Mexico while engaging in creating art through a craft workshop and tasting a sample of its gastronomy.

About the music

Marilyn Castillo is described as “a soulful Latin diva with an experimental edge” by Ilana Martin, director of the Vocal Workout Singing School. Marilyn Castillo is among the many rising stars in New York’s Latin alternative music scene, drawing audiences with her touching singing style and interpretation. Committed to enhancing the meaning of being a Mexican-American female singer-songwriter, Marilyn is an advocate of the arts, human rights, and the richness of her bicultural heritage. Her upcoming first album, “Chicana en Nueva York,” is a compilation of her own personal and musical experiences in New York City.

About the exhibitions

American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico. Featuring the Contemporary Works of Timothy J. Clark

This exhibition showcases watercolors by early twentieth-century United States artists painted in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Works by Hassam, Kuehne, Edwards, Peixotto, Robinson, Peets, and Petrovic are presented in conjunction with a suite of recent watercolor paintings by contemporary artist Timothy J. Clark. The paintings depict monuments, interiors, and cityscapes, both with figures and as compositions in themselves, as well as still lifes.

Art as Solidarity by Andrea Arroyo is an ongoing series of artworks by Andrea Arroyo. They are created in response to contemporary societal issues that we face collectively on a daily basis, such as immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, violence, international conflicts, and the environmental crisis.

Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a wide range of media, including painting, artists' books, mixed media, digital art, public art, and site-specific installation.

About the Hispanic Society Museum and Library

The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) with the object of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. HSM&L houses a vast collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and photographs, as well as sculpture and decorative objects dating from the first millennium BCE to the 20th century. As HSM&L continues comprehensive renovation of the Museum’s Main Building, it has maintained public and educational programs both in virtual platforms and in person, including concerts, public lectures, and temporary exhibitions. They have also reactivated the outdoor space with exhibitions and public programs on Audubon Terrace in partnership with several local artists and community arts organizations.

About Mano a Mano Mexican Culture Without Borders

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders (MexCulture) is a New York-based non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions.

Thank you to our supporters

Taste of Mexico is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute.

Mano a Mano Mexican Culture Without Borders programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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