WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE includes a selection of artworks culled from the Broadway Housing Communities private collection - a collection that reflects and continues to grow out from the colorful communities it serves.
Broadway Housing’s extensive collection of Latin American, Caribbean, and Afro-diasporic art is not built on famous names, but has organically swelled from a love for the West Harlem and Upper Manhattan communities that swathe their developments. WHO WE ARE highlights a sampling of these works, and has been presented to celebrate the rich culture, traditions and legacy that underlie and vivify this neighborhood. Featured artists - Angelica Santamaria, Viviana Puello, Virginia Ayress, Nancy Reyes, Luis Leonor, Juan Valoy, and Tau Battice - are from Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic and St. Kitts respectively, with art including imagery representative of Puerto Rico, Africa and Yoruba tradition as well. While celebrating BHC's overall commitment to the arts - including the upcoming opening of the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling - WHO WE ARE, hopefully, begins to tell stories of the Latino communities of Harlem, who contribute greatly to the character, wealth and vibrancy of an enclave that touches, bridges, and embraces both City College of New York and Broadway Housing Communities.
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