Felicidades Carmen: El Museo del Barrio celebrates Carmen Herrera's 105 Birthday with an Online Talk
26 May 2020
On the occasion of the artist's 105th birthday, El Museo del Barrio hosted a conversation in honor of the life and career of Carmen Herrera. A resident of New York City since the 1950s, the Cuban-born Herrera is recognized as a pioneering figure in the field of geometric abstraction. This special celebration gathers friends, artist-colleagues, and curators to reflect on Herrera’s legacy, as well as her relationship with El Museo del Barrio, which hosted her first major solo museum exhibition in 1998.
The discussion, moderated by Susanna Temkin, Curator, El Museo del Barrio, features Tony Bechara, artist and long-time friend of Herrera’s; Carolina Ponce de Leon, independent curator who formerly worked at El Museo del Barrio where she organized the exhibition ‘Carmen Herrera: The Black and White Paintings, 1951-1989’ in 1998; and Monica Espinel, independent curator and author of the chronology for Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight for the 2016-2017 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The conversation will take place on Zoom on 27 May, 5.00–6.00pm EST.
Carmen Herrera is also featured in Lisson Gallery's new Studio section of the website, click to see more.
Image: Carmen Herrera, Red on Red (Rojo sobre Rojo) (1959), Oil and acrylic on canvas (Detail) Courtesy of El Museo del Barrio