Audubon Terrace. May 28 – August 14, 2021. Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. (closed on Sunday, July 4th)
CARLOS JESUS MARTINEZ DOMINGUEZ (FEEGZ)
It is a pleasure to present Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan on Audubon Terrace, a mural program created in celebration of the rich and complex history of the Latinx community in Washington Heights from the late 1800s to the present.
The mural program, created by artists Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez (FEEGZ), DISTER RONDON, Danny Peguero, and Carla Torres, is the result of a commission inspired by the HBO documentary, Siempre, Luis, relating the life and work of Luis A. Miranda, Jr., a Puerto-Rican community activist, prominent New York political consultant, and long-time Washington Heights resident. In August of 2020, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in partnership with HBO conducted a call for submissions from local artists to create works that reflect key moments in history of Latinx immigration to Washington Heights. The commission was first unveiled as a single double-sided wall on La Plaza de las Americas, United Palace for two weeks in October 2020. The Audubon Terrace installation presents the series in two sections, inviting an alternate viewing experience at an important Washington Heights landmark shared by the Hispanic Society Museum & Library and Boricua College. This exhibit brings together art, culture, and community in Washington Heights, transforming a section of Audubon Terrace and sharing the story with the surrounding area, all of New York City, and beyond.