Vejigantes of Puerto Rico
This survey exhibition brings together reinterpretations of a central figure in Puerto Rico’s culture – the Vejigante. Having evolved from a figure of mystery and mischief in carnivals and festivals in Puerto Rico, the Vejigante has developed into a symbol of cultural identity, resilience, and resistance. The artists in the exhibition range from the traditional to the contemporary, from the basic role of vejigantes as celebratory figures to iconic messengers of personal statements.
La Buruquena, Miguel Caraballo, Raúl Ayala, Danny Torres, Marina Gutiérrez, Maria Dominguez, Paola Nogueras, and Miguélàngel Ruíz
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Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and special events
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2721 N 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133