Caribbean Crossroads of the World
Jun 14, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012
1 of
  • Renée Cox
    Redcoat, from “Queen Nanny of the Maroons” series, 2004
    Courtesy the artist

  • Ebony G. Patterson
    Untitled, Species I, 2010–11
    Collection David Beitzel, New York
    Courtesy the artist

  • Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson
    Jean-Baptiste Belley, c.1797
    The Art Institute of Chicago, Restricted gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation.
    Image © The Art Institute of Chicago

  • Edouard Duval-Carrié
    Le General Toussaint Enfumé (General Toussaint Wreathed in Smoke), 2003
    Collection of Mireille Chancey Gonzalez

  • Dudley Irons
    Black Star Liner, 1995
    Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection

  • Rachelle Mozman
    Las Damas from the series “Casa de Mujeres,” 2010 Collection El Museo del Barrio, NY
    Courtesy the artist

The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, 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.

Presenting Sponsor

Leadership Support provided by

Major Support provided by
The Reed Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Additional support is provided by the National Endowment of the Arts; Agnes Gund; Bacardi USA; Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; Christie’s, Inc.; Maduro & Curiel’s Bank N.V.; Tony Bechara; Ramón and Nercys Cernuda; The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation; Dr. Blas A. Reyes; Jacqueline L. Curiel; Susan R. Delvalle; and Elena de Murias.
The exhibition publication is supported by The Dedalus Foundation and Patricia & Howard Farber Foundation. The exhibition and related programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council; Institut Français; the Netherlands Cultural Services; and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
NYC & Company is the lead media partner for this exhibition. Additional media sponsorship is provided by Cablevision, MTA NYC Transit, WABC-TV, and WXTV Univision 41. Special thanks to ARC Magazine, Art Experience: New York City, Bomb, Christie's, Inc., Flavorpill, and Urban Latino for their additional media support.
Frontpage Order: