|El Museo del Barrio in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
"Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture. "
El Museo del Barrio: ‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, Manhattan, 10029
through Jan. 6
In size, cultural scope and freshness of material, the three-museum exhibition “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” is a big art event in New York City, itself one of the largest Caribbean cities in the world. Be warned: the thematically arranged show throws you into history at the deep end. Almost all the information is strictly visual; there are very few explanatory labels anywhere.