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On Exhibit
Apr. 18 - Aug. 10
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Latin American and Caribbean Art & Life in Connecticut
Friday, April 18 – Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gloria Ruenitz, Friends - Photograph/mixed media

This exhibition and its accompanying series of public programs will explore how immigration affected the lives of Hispanic newcomers to the greater Waterbury region and how immigrants view their assimilation into the community. The exhibition will build the immigrant story around the individual. Making a flag for Waterbury’s 1st Puerto Rican Day Parade, 1962 More than 23,300 Hispanics live in Waterbury. Their stories and the stories of their families and friends will be told using the oral histories gathered as part of the Museum’s Neighborhood History Project, photographs, art and music. Organized by guest curator, Ben Ortiz, the exhibition features work by six visual artists and includes photographs, mixed media, installations, and painting. Merging Cultures supports the Museum’s theme for 2008 that is linked to the opening of its new history exhibit, Coming Home: Building Community in a Changing World.

Online Exhibitions

Educational and Special Event Programs

  Tour the exhibition with a bilingual guide.
  At Home in Waterbury, A panel discussion that includes representatives from the first wave of immigration in the 1950s with representatives of the new waves of immigration.
  Latina Imagery: Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, This project encourages young women to become photographers and turn their experiences into powerful, poetic images.
  Latin American Heritage Day. Join neighbors and friends as we celebrate Latino culture in food, music, and dance.

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