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Honoring Marta García

June 4, 2020

On June 1st, we lost Marta García, a clear and lucid voice for the Puerto Rican and Latinx mission of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center. Born in 1945 in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Marta was a committed activist, and journalist, who always used her considerable intellectual powers, creativity and passion to imbue her work full…

Powerhouse Panel from our friends at the Museum of the City of NY

February 19, 2020

Hello everyone, Museum of the City of NY invites you to an upcoming public program, Puerto Rican Activism from New York to San Juan - and Beyond, on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm at the MCNY. This program accompanies Activist New York, the ongoing exhibition on histories of New York City activism I curate at the…

Nelson Landrieu (1949-2019)

October 30, 2019

The Clemente community of artists, arts organizations and staff joins in mourning the passing of one of our founders, Nelson Landrieu, and extends our sympathies to Nelson's family and all who were touched by his vision.  We honor his impact daily through our own work and are grateful to him for creating this unique institution.…

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