“The Museum of the Old Colony,” an installation showcasing images of 20th-century Puerto Rico by artist Pablo Delano, will be on display at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center through May 12.
“The Museum of the Old Colony,” an installation showcasing images of 20th-century Puerto Rico by artist Pablo Delano, will be on display at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South [between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.]) through May 12.
“The Museum of the Old Colony,” a work of conceptual art by Delano, derives its name from a U.S. brand of soft drink named Old Colony, popular in Puerto Rico since the 1950s.
The installation employs still photographs and images of Puerto Rico—along with their original captions or descriptive language—created mostly by U.S. photographers and primarily for the consumption of the U.S. general public.
The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Photo ID is required to enter the building. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org.
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Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.