Pictures at an Exhibition

‘¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York’ at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

Maximo Colon, Untitled, 1970, Digital print.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Maximo Colon, Untitled, 1970, digital print.

COURTESY THE ARTIST

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York” is currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The multi-venue exhibition (it continues at El Museo del Barrio and Loisaida Inc.) explores the radical social activist group The Young Lords and looks at how it was formed by Puerto Rican youths in the 1960s demanding reform. The exhibition feature 50 works that highlight the presence of women in the movement, the group’s struggle for the equal representation of Latinos in the media, and community actions in the South Bronx. The exhibition will be on view until October 18.

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