The Bronx Museum of the Arts | 1040 Grand Concourse
Organized by guest curators Johanna Fernández and Yasmín Ramírez, ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York is the first museum survey to examine the radical social group founded by Puerto Rican youth in New York and Chicago in the 1960s. The Young Lords’ impactful political activities, community-focused initiatives, and spirited affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired both a generation of artists active during this era and artists working today. The exhibition will examine the thematic, aesthetic, ideological, and historical parallels between the activities of The Young Lords and contemporary artists to demonstrate the organization’s resonance within American art. This exhibition will be presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and Loisaida, Inc.
Support for Presente: The Young Lords in New York was provided by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, The Rosenberg Fund for Children, Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Anonymous.