Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
El Músico y el Pintor
The Musician and the Painter
An Exhibit Documenting the Lifetime, Work, and Artistic Trajectory of Two Early Twentieth Century Dominican Artists in New York
Queridas y queridos,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the exhibit “El Músico y el Pintor/The Musician and the Painter: An Exhibit Documenting the Lifetime, Work, and Artistic Trajectory of Two Early Twentieth Century Dominican Artists in New York.” This exhibit showcases images of selected materials from two CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives’ Collections: The Rafael Petitón Guzmán Collection and the Tito Enrique Cánepa Jiménez Collection. Conceived as a traveling exhibit, “El Músico y el Pintor/The Musician and the Painter” prominently displays images that highlight the careers of musician Maestro Rafael Petitón Guzmán and painter Tito Enrique Cánepa Jiménez.
The exhibit officially opens to the public on February 15, 2013 and will remain in view through March 27, 2013 at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library located on the 2nd floor of the North Academic Center at the City College of New York.
The exhibit will open with a workshop about Dominican music designed for students who attend the City College Academy of the Arts’ Bridge to College Program. The Bridge to College is an early college/secondary school program that prepares students during the middle school years for both high school and college level work. The CUNY DSI works closely with the City College Academy of the Arts in creating educational programs that broadens the school’s curricular offering. Subsequently, the exhibit will be showcased in other venues, including the Center for Worker Education of The City College of New York, located in the heart of the financial district in Manhattan.
I hope you can visit this beautiful exhibit that showcases two influential New York City based Dominican Artists!
For more details about the exhibit, please find below a link to the exhibit checklist as well as a link to a City College of New York’s (CCNY) press release announcing the exhibit.
“El Músico y el Pintor/The Musician and the Painter” exhibit checklist: PDF Version
CCNY’s press release: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/musician-and-painter.cfm
Ramona Hernandez, Ph.D.
Director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute &
Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York
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