Exhibition: Something Beautiful: Reframing La Coleccion
“Unlike the majority of mainstream art museum collections,
which continue to center Eurocentric values and art historical canons despite efforts to diversify,
our collection is grounded in a decolonial project.”
– Exhibition Curators Moura, Temkin and Sessions
El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección, the Museum’s most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse Permanent Collection in over two decades. Organized by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator; Susanna V. Temkin, Curator; and Lee Sessions, Permanent Collection Associate Curator, the exhibition will present approximately 500 artworks, including new acquisitions and artist commissions, through rotating displays over the course of one year.
The exhibition is the result of a multi-year research initiative titled Identity Reimagined: Reframing La Colección. In an effort to promote and advance new knowledge, the Museum engaged in communal dialogues with more than 40 artists, scholars, community leaders, and museum professionals to explore the rich possibilities of the Collection.
May 19, 2023–March 10, 2024