Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


October 5, 2012 – January 18, 2013 (reservations required for viewing)

 The Nathan Cummings Foundation, in partnership with El Museo del Barrio, is proud to present Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora. The exhibition, an extension of El Museo del Barrio’s Caribbean: Crossroads of the World project, features artists of Caribbean descent who explore how the Caribbean, through its diaspora, continues to be conceived through the lens of contemporary culture. Dealing with issues such as race, gender, and class as well as questions revolving around social justice, practice, and expectations, this exhibition explores the connections between island populations here in the U.S. and in the Caribbean.

 Featured artists include Miguel Luciano, a Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican artist who addresses the importance of island landscape and the consequences of U.S. hegemony through postcards; Terry Boddie, a photographer, originally from Nevis, who uses plantation maps and historic images to create layered photolithographs that combine images from his immigrant childhood in New York City; Frances Gallardo, who presents a series of cut-paper works that mirror the forms of hurricanes as tracked by meteorological technology; Firelei Báez, who presents women with natural hairstyles as models of natural beauty through her drawings; and much more!

 Caribe Now celebrates artists whose work sheds light on underserved populations, and provides a visual expression of social justice by interrogating displacement and discrimination. For more information or to schedule a visit, please call 212 787 7300 x1283 or email us at