Vejigantes of Puerto Rico


Vejigantes of Puerto Rico

Origins, Myths, & Messengers

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.



Participating artists
La Buruquena, Miguel Caraballo, Raúl Ayala, Danny Torres, Marina Gutiérrez, Maria Dominguez, Paola Nogueras, and Miguélàngel Ruíz
The exhibition runs through January 11
Panel Discussion December 7
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and special events
Closed daily 12 noon -1 pm and on Sundays
2721 N 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
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