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Exhibition Opening: ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity by Andrea Arroyo

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Exhibition Opening: ImagiNATIONS: Art As Solidarity By Andrea Arroyo • Morningside Area Alliance
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Exhibition Opening: ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity by Andrea Arroyo

The Morris-Jumel Mansion opens a new exhibition on April 15th, ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity, by Washington Heights artist, Andrea Arroyo, featuring a selection of over thirty artworks created in response to issues that touch us everyday like immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, gun violence, international conflicts and the environmental crisis. The works, which center around community concerns, reflect universal values of love, justice, equality and peace, and aim to build bridges across borders, languages and cultures. The artist’s intention is to generate a dialogue about issues that are relevant at both the local and global level.

Arroyo, who has been working on this series for the past seven years, indicates that bearing witness to injustice and political upheaval on a daily basis inspires her to create images that not only document the turbulent times we live in, but also celebrate the beauty and resilience of the most vulnerable communities. She states, “Art-making is a practice of hope in action, my hope is that these images will inspire reflection, empowering individuals and communities to create change, by raising their voices in empathy, in solidarity and in love.”

Shiloh Holley, Executive Director at the Morris-Jumel Mansion says that “the museum is thrilled and honored to be presenting the work of Arroyo. This series not only reflects upon issues that we face in our daily lives, but provides a greater understanding of these issues and provides hope for humanity’s future.”

Works from the ongoing Solidarity series have been exhibited in international venues and have been published in select international publications. Several artworks have been recognized with various awards, including First Prize at the United Nations Lurie Award and the “Political Satire Award” at the Humor Biennial in Cuba.

The exhibition will be on view from April 15 – June 12 during the museum’s public hours, Friday to Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The museum will host a special social justice art making workshop for teachers on Saturday, April 30 from 9:30 -11:30 AM  and a community open house, featuring a meet-and-greet with the artist on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For tickets, information and other exhibition events, visit www.morrisjumel.org/current-exhibition

This exhibition is presented as a part of Surroundings: A Pop-Up Exhibition Series featuring the work of local artists who each reside within the former boundaries of the Morris and Jumel family estates, located on the ancestral homelands of the Lenape people. This exhibition series will further Morris-Jumel’s exploration of the connections between the past and the present as these artists reflect upon the museum’s mission and local communities. The Surroundings series features three exhibitions of the work of Felipe Galindo Feggo (Portraits of My Community, on view October 7, 2021 – January 2, 2022), Rose Deler (History Now, on view January 14 – April 3, 2022), and Andrea Arroyo (Solidarity: Images for Social Justice, on view April 15 – June 12, 2022). Art as Solidarity is organized by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in collaboration with the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, the United Palace, and the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. Art as Solidarity, on view all three venues, is made possible in part with public funds from, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Creative Engagement administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

 

About the Artist

Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a wide range of media including painting, artists books, mixed media, digital art, site-specific installation and public art. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and is in numerous public collections including The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The City University of New York and The New York Public Library. Her artwork has been published extensively, including on the cover of The New Yorker, and in The New York Times, The Nation, Ms Magazine, and The Manhattan Times. Honors include two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Global Citizen Award Artist by the Clinton Global Initiative, 21 Leader for the 21st Century, Outstanding Woman of New York, and The United Nations Ranan Lurie Award. Additionally, she has received multiple awards from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation, the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Public art projects include permanent indoor and outdoor artwork for private, institutional and corporate spaces, including a subway station and two public schools in New York City. Ms. Arroyo is also a curator, a cultural advocate and a sought-after speaker.

Date

Apr 15 2022
Expired!

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

In-Person

Venue

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Organizer

The Morris-Jumel Mansion