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.
Exhibition: The Artistry of Dominican Carnival
- Photo Album (flickr.com)
“The Artistry of Dominican Carnival,” featured a radiant display of traditional masks and costumes typically used during carnival in different provinces of the Dominican Republic, but created for the Dominican carnival in the United States. The materials, in vibrant tropical colors, were designed by children and young adults who live in Washington Heights. They were supervised by a crew of dedicated individuals from the Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation who are committed to sharing Dominican culture and its customs with the community. The exhibit also featured posters and photos that display the richness of “El Carnaval del Boulevard” celebrated in Washington Heights in July.
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