Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off Virtually at the Norton

The museum will honor and celebrate the art, dance, and culture of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America through October

Tloke Nahuake. Photo by Susan Caplan.

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), the Norton Museum of Art will host ¡Vista!, a virtual series featuring art, discussions, music, films, and dance that celebrate the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

The series is a continuation of the West Palm Beach-based art museum’s ongoing #NortonFromHome programming, which launched in the spring in response to the COVID-19 induced shutdowns.

Schedule of Events: 

Borne Bizarre starring Cherub Borne Latinx drag performer Cherub Borne will take over Art After Dark x Norton From Home with a live performance on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. The performance will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artist behind Cherub Borne.

Teen Art Challenge: #LatinidadIsCancelled or is it? The challenge, which kicks off on Monday, September 21 to 27, will invite teenagers to submit photo and art challenge that  imagine a more inclusive Latinidad. Artworks should be submitted by Wednesday, September 16.

“Family Studio: José Bedia: A Sense of Place” The Norton will present a hands-on family arts program on Friday, September 25 at 5 p.m. focused on Si Se Pudiera (1993), a work in the Norton’s collection by José Bedia.

Mini Book + Art On Tuesday, September 29, tune in to a bilingual story reading of Peruvian-American author Monica Brown’s Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina. The reading will be followed by a discussion of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide’s photograph in the Norton’s collection, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas (1979).

Who, Me? ¿Quien, Yo? Join Gladys Ramirez, the Norton’s public programs mananger, on Saturday, October 3, for a frank conversation about Latinidad, labels, and issues of race and identity among people from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Book + Art Poignant conversations will continue on Thursday, October 8 at 2 p.m.), as Puerto Rican author Jaquira Diaz’s discusses her book Ordinary Girls: A Memoir. The book conversation will followed by a talk on a related artwork in the Norton’s collection, Cuban-born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ When I am not here/Estoy alla (1996).

Film + Talk: A Postcard to Nina Settle in for a virtual evening screening of A Postcard to Nina, a multi-lingual, multi-cultural glimpse at love, family, and friendship. The film will befollowed by a Q&A discussion with the film’s director Ronald Baez and star Diana Garle on Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

Finale Performance by Tloke Nahuake To close the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and to honor Indigenous People’s Day, the Norton will host a traditional ceremony featuring Aztec music and dance against the backdrop of the museum on Monday, October 12.

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