Voces y Visiones
Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York

Launching a long-term collaboration with New York’s El Museo del Barrio—the leading Latino cultural institution in the U.S. dedicated to Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art—the Nevada Museum of Art presents a wide-ranging and diverse survey of their stellar art collection. This lively exhibition presents more than fifty objects including sculpture, painting, prints, photographs, and mixed media installations addressing themes such as identity politics, colonialism, emotional connections to homeland, and contemporary visual culture. Artworks created by living artists are contextualized with a concise selection of ancient Taίno stone carvings.

Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, was jointly organized by the El Museo del Barrio and the Nevada Museum of Art.

Major sponsorship provided by IGT. Media sponsorship provided by Entravision.


Related Programs and Events

  • Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York

    Friday March 1, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Members are invited to be the first to view this lively exhibition of Caribbean, Latino, and Latin American art. Live music performed by the local band, Ritmo Ardiente. A cash bar featuring a signature mojito, beer and wine will be available. $5 Kids Open Art Studio available from 6 to 8 pm.

    Support provided by NV Energy.

    Free for members with valid member card.

  • Educators' Evening: Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York and Frohawk Two Feathers 'And Those Figures Through the Leaves. And That Light Through the Smoke,' Part Two of "The Americas"

    Thursday March 7, 2013 / 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Local educators are invited to a special reception featuring Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York and Frohawk Two Feathers 'And Those Figures Through the Leaves. And That Light Through the Smoke,' Part Two of "The Americas." Join Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education Colin M. Robertson for an introduction to these exciting exhibitions.

    Light refreshments will be served and registered participants will receive any related materials for use in the classroom based on themes found in the exhibition. Please note, classroom resources will be designed for K-6th grade, though may be adapted for other grades.

    Reserve a space for this event by emailing Jacque Dawson. Please include your name, school and grade level.

    Space is limited and preference is given to Northern Nevada public school teachers. Private and home school educators will be registered as space permits.

    Attendance to the reception is FREE for educators, thanks to the generosity of The Nell J. Redfield Foundation.

  • Meet the Artist: Cecile Chong on Voces y Visiones

    Friday March 29, 2013 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Cecile Chong is an Ecuador-born, New York-based mixed media artist whose work addresses ideas about cultural assimilation and individual identity—prominent themes in the exhibition Voces y Visiones. Join a conversation with Chong about the entanglement of culture, history, place, and interpretation, and how we are all more alike than different from one another.

  • Rocío Aranda-Alvarado on Voces y Visiones

    Friday April 19, 2013 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    El Museo del Barrio Curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado discusses the Latin American cultural and art historical contexts of highlights from Voces y Visiones.

  • Tamara Kostianovsky on Meat, Sculpture, and Identity

    Friday May 17, 2013 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    New York-based Argentine artist Tamara Kostianovsky explores ideas about identity, geography, culture, and history in her fabric sculptures of meat. Join her for a dialogue about her remarkable art in Voces y Visiones.

  • Brown Eyes Theater Presents "The Vagina Monologues", en Español

    Sunday May 19, 2013 / 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The Museum welcomes Brown Eyes Theater for a Spanish language production of "The Vagina Monologues" in coordination with Voces y Visiones. Hear the famed monologues in Spanish, practice your listening skills, and support this important play. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to an organization fighting violence against women in northern Nevada.

  • Miguel Luciano on Pimp my Piragua and Contemporary Latin American Art

    Friday June 7, 2013 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Miguel Luciano’s bicycle-based work Pimp My Piragua activates public spaces on a neighborhood scale. Hear from Luciano about the contexts for which this work has been created. Then come back on Saturday, June 8 for Second Saturday and see it in action.

  • hands/ON! Barrio Block Party

    Saturday June 8, 2013 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Join us for a blow out Summer kick-off block party! Take part in a free day at the Museum, live performances, food and craft vendors and hands-on art activities.

    Enjoy Tumblebus and climb a towering Rock Wall! Have your face painted, make colorful tissue paper flowers and enjoy the sounds of live music!

    Grab a tasty shaved ice treat from artist Miguel Luciano who will be performing with his "Pimp my Piragua" bicycle from the Voces y Visiones exhibition.

    Food Trucks including St. Lawrence Pizza, Kenji Fusion, Mellow Yellow, Lazy Sundae, Antojitos La Botana, Magpie Coffee Roasters and Great Basin Brewery

    Barrio Art Mart, flower art project, face painting, photo booth, rock climbing wall and Tumblebus! Performance Artists Miguel Luciano will be serving up shave ice from his bicycle "Pimp My Piragua" from 11 am to 1 pm. - Parking Lot

    10 am | DJ Fredie
    11 am | Bachata Lesson with BB and Kiki from Salsa Reno
    1:30 pm | Performance by Gózalo Dance Group
    2 & 3 pm | Live Performances by Ritmo Ardiente

    Meridian Press, Shelley Yoshiwara, The Discovery Museum, Caliber Salon & Spa, Dane Meier, MB Art Studio, Krista Tranquilla, Artistree, Emka Designs, Henna Blessings, Dreams to Reality Pottery, Copper Cat Studio, RH Studio, Casey Sibley and more!


    Support for hands/ON! is provided by the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Leonette Foundation, the Mathewson CLAT #5, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, and Western Nevada Supply. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Pepón Osorio, The Bed (La Cama), 1987. Mixed media installation, 75 x 57 -1/2 x 81-1/2 inches. Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York. Museum Purchase.

Miguel Luciano, Cock Fight (Pelea de gallos), 2002. Acrylic on canvas wrapped over wood box, 60 x 48 inches. Acquired through “PROARTISTA: Sustaining the Work of Living Contemporary Artists,” a fund from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust and a donation from the artist.

Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York