DELAWARE ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE WITH FESTIVAL EVENT APRIL 29
To celebrate the rich and diverse Latin American culture and the final weeks of the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Delaware Art Museum is pleased to present Noche de Carnaval on Friday, April 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. This after-hours night carnival will feature performances by internationally-known artists DJ Soul Buck, INTIKANA, DJ Perly, Wilmington-based Orquesta Salsabor From Delaware, and special guest artists.
Rolling Revolution Food trucks will be onsite and feature Latin American-inspired cuisine, including Koi on the Go, the Brunch Box, Maiale Deli and Salumeria, and Mojo Loco. Guests will also enjoy cash bars featuring special cocktails and drinks. Family-friendly activities, including mask making will be available for young visitors.
All galleries will be open and performances will run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Weather permitting, Noche de Carnaval performances will take place in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. For updates and details, click here.
About the Performers
INTIKANA is an artist, educator, and filmmaker. He has been featured on VH1 and toured across the United States, Canada, Cuba, Borikén (Puerto Rico), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Tanzania, and Uganda, East Africa while sharing the stage with artists such as KRS-One, Immortal Technique, Jay Electronica, Raekwon, Afrika Bambaataa, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, The Last Poets, Dead Prez, and more. Intikana is also the recipient of The Bronx Council On The Arts’ BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) award for “Excellence in Performing Arts.” He has worked with community organizations to provide innovative educational opportunities for youth through hip hop and social/cultural awareness. His critically acclaimed one man show Penumbra was selected by HBO to be presented as a film pitch for the 2009 NY International Latino Film Festival and toured nationally.
DJ Perly is a female Puerto Rican Russian DJ who plays hip hop, breaks, house music, and practices the art of turntablism with a passion. She has competed in The NYC DMC DJ Battles and is currently a 3x Freestyle Mondays DJ Battle Champion. DJ Perly is also a current member of the first Latino rocking crew, The Bronx Boys/Bronx Girls Rocking Crew, and also works with local artists who share the same love and passion for all things music.
DJ Soul Buck aka Mr. Street Sickness spins at various locations in Philadelphia, including the Trocadero, The Khyber, and many more. He has taken his talents around the United States and recently Canada as a tour DJ for Digable Planets. Visitors will be entertained when listening to DJ Soul Buck’s love for craft on the 1’s and 2’s! He will be playing Latin American-infused tunes you can dance to during Noche de Carnaval.
Orquesta Salsabor From Delaware is a Latin salsa band from Wilmington, Delaware and represents the pride of Latin people in the city. What originally started as a family band has expanded to unite musicians and singers from the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia area. They will be playing salsa hits of Tito Nieves, Frankie Ruiz, Luis Enrique, Victor Manuel, Marc Anthony, and many others.
About the Exhibition
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
On view May 29, 2016
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-20th century. Our America showcases the rich diversity of Latino communities in the United States and features artists of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican descent, as well as other Latin American groups with deep roots in the United States. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. The exhibition presents works in all media by more than 70 leading modern and contemporary artists.
Support is provided in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
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About the Delaware Art Museum
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.
The Delaware Art Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays after 4:00 p.m. and Sundays thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit the website at delart.org.
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