¡Vista!

A look at people and cultures from throughout Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

A series of virtual programs and digital content running from
Sept 18 - Oct 12, 2020.

Who, Me? ¿Quien, Yo?

Saturday, October 3 / 7PM-8:30PM

Saturday, October 3, 2020 / Live Virtual Event 7pm

Conversation

Who, Me? ¿Quien, Yo?

A frank conversation about “Latinidad”, labels, and issues of race and identity among people from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The panel features Rolando Chang Barrero, an American painter, filmmaker, performance artist, activist, & arts advocate, Joel Gaitan, a painter and ceramist whose work studies the matters of self-identity, sexuality, cultura Nicaragüense, and ancestral linage, and Brenda Medina, Dominican journalist who writes about racial and gender disparities, immigration, racism and identity in the United States and Latin America. Gladys Ramirez, the Norton Museum's Public Programs Manager, will moderate the event.

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About the Panelists

Brenda Medina

Brenda Medina is a Dominican journalist based in New Jersey. She has worked at ProPublica, the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and El Sentinel, the Sun Sentinel’s Spanish weekly. She has written about racial and gender disparities, immigration, racism and identity in the United States and Latin America and has been part of several public corruption investigations. You can follow her on Twitter @BrendaMedinar.

Joel Gaitan

While celebrating life, death, and the afterlife, Joel Gaitan’s work studies the matters of self-identity, sexuality, cultura, and ancestral linage. From forgotten tongues, to erased cultures, Joel immerses into traditional hand building clay techniques, keeping a sacred tradition alive in a colonized world. Joel highlights cultura Nicaragüense with oil paints depicting portraits, utilizing elements of poetry, colors, and storytelling. With pottery and painting, Joel Gaitan pays homage to the ancestors; those who have been encountered, and those who have not.

Rolando Chang Barrero

Rolando Chang Barrero is an American painter, filmmaker, performance artist, activist, & arts advocate. Resides in the City of West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. where he is the curator of one of South Florida's Best Art Gallery: The Box Gallery. Rolando is a graduate and Alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received two academic scholarships and graduated with the lauded Ryerson Traveling Fellowship. He serves the community on various non-profit boards and is currently the President of the PBC Democratic Hispanic Chapter, Delegate of the Florida Democratic Party.



Moderated by Gladys Ramirez, Public Programs Manager at the Norton Museum of Art.

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Teen Art Challenge: #LatinidadIsCancelled or is it? 

Teens are invited to carve their own identity and reinvent what Latinidad means to them by participating in a photo/ art challenge.

Submit an image of a work of art or photograph to [email protected] to be included in this virtual exhibition. 

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Upcoming ¡Vista! Programs and Events

Explore a variety of virtual programs and events that celebrate people and cultures from throughout Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

  • Upcoming ¡Vista! Programs and Events

    Explore a variety of virtual programs and events that celebrate people and cultures from throughout Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

¡Vista! was made possible by the generosity of Art Bridges.


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 TEMPERATURE TAKING REQUIRED 
SOCIAL DISTANCING ENCOURAGED 
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The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level for Palm Beach County is currently High. In response to this, the following general policies are in effect at the Norton: 

  • Masks are mandatory indoors throughout the Museum campus (ages 2+), regardless of negative tests or vaccination status, except while eating or drinking. Masks are provided upon request. 

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