We Are Still Here: Taíno Survival and Identity

Exhibition on view from September 10 to October 31,  2017
1st Floor Gallery, Main Library, 5 Washington Street,, Newark

The Puerto Rican Day Parade of Newark, NJ in partnership with the Newark Public Library presents the exhibit We Are Still Here: Taíno Survival and Identity. Through contemporary art that refers to historic artifacts, traditional ceremonies, and current issues of politics and culture, the exhibit celebrates the survival of the Taínos, the indigenous people of the Caribbean, and their culture in the Caribbean and U.S. diaspora. We Are Still Here was curated by Sonia Vera and Jaimí Kauríx Rodríguez.

The exhibition will be on view during regular Library hours. Group visits and more details are available by calling La Sala Hispanoamericana at the Library at 973-733-7772. The exhibit is part of Latino Celebration 2017, with a focus on Puerto Rico.

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Michael Casiano Yamoka Guakaraku. Rising Cave Into The Moonlight Sky. Acrylic on canvas. 2016.  Image courtesy of the artist.