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Art Break: Self-Taught Art from Latin America and the Caribbean at Baruch College

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 15, 2017

Art Break likes to discover small places that promote art with a big impact. Our latest find: The Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College. This gallery makes a point of bringing to the public intriguing exhibits on a variety of subjects and cultures, that’s why they’re our pick of the week. The current show on display features self taught art from Latin America and the Caribbean. These works were created by artists without formal training but possessing a strong sense for brilliant colors, forms, and patterns. You’ll be transported to a place of beauty and wonder right in midtown Manhattan, all without spending a penny.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: team (gallery, inc), 83 Grand Street,

When: Now through June 3, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Tabor Robak: Quantaspectra

What: Video art installation

Why: Enter a world of abstracts meshing with realities and let your mind go free

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street

When: Now through June 3, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Martha Cooper: Photographs

What: Images of New York City life and street art in the 1970s and 80s

Why: These photographs display a city in crisis and yet more alive than today

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: The Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, 135 East 22nd Street

When: Now through May 19, Mon – Wed: 12-5, Thur: 12-7, Fri: 12-5

Who: Self-Taught Art from Latin America and the Caribbean: The Aldemaro and Ana Romero Collection

What: Painting and sculpture from outsider artists

Why: Forty years of collecting vibrant and dynamic works from an overlooked region

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., 231 East 60th Street

When: Now through May 20, Tue – Sat: 10-5

Who: Anne Ryan: Collages

What: Work from 1948 to 1954

Why: Abstract expressionist work that is complex and completely mesmerizing


Cover: E. Marime, Haiti; Untitled, c. 1980s, oil on canvas, 35 x 46”; Collection of Aldemaro and Ana Romero; photo: Steven Tucker.


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