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Francisco Oller (Puerto Rican, 1833–1917). Maestro Cordero’s School, circa 1890. Oil on canvas, 39 x 6212 in. (99.1 x 158.8 cm). Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Roundtable Discussion: Francisco Oller

Saturday, December 12, 2015

1 pm

1 p.m. Curator Talk
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Richard Aste, Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, New York University, discuss the exhibition Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World.

2 p.m. Artist Roundtable: “Aquí y Allá, Then and Now”
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Oller was a beloved and central figure of Puerto Rican art in the nineteenth century, as well as a distinguished transatlantic painter. Against the grain of the European avant-garde, however, Oller forged an iconography of Puerto Rican identity and regional pride, offering a model for the island's artists. In this roundtable, contemporary Puerto Rican artists and scholars respond to the work of Francisco Oller in regards to the issues of race and cultural identity.

With artists Miguel Luciano, María de Mater O’Neill, and Juan Sanchez, and scholar Yasmin Ramirez. Moderated by Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emerita of El Museo del Barrio.

Advance tickets are $16, which includes Museum admission, and are available online. Keep in mind that, when you purchase tickets online, you’ll pay the full adult ticket price of $16, plus an online-ticketing fee. Since our Museum general admission is a suggested donation, if you purchase tickets at the Museum on the day of the program, you have the option of paying less than the full ticket price.

Members receive free admission; to reserve Member tickets, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email us.