El Arte al Servicio del Pueblo with Marisel Moreno and Thomas F. Anderson


Location: Zoom

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Marisel Moreno

Art and Social Change: Race, Gender, and Migration in Puerto Rico's DIVEDCO.

Join ILS Faculty Fellows, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Marisel Moreno and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Thomas F. Anderson, as they discuss their online bilingual exhibit El Arte al Servicio del Pueblo (Art at the service of the people). The exhibit, which features nearly 200 pieces from their private collection, was created in collaboration with the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In 1949 the island’s first elected governor, Luis Muñoz Marín, established Puerto Rico's Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO), a government agency that placed didactic art at the center of a mass public education campaign with the purpose of bringing about social change. DIVEDCO’s cultural production includes books, films, and posters produced by Puerto Rico’s most renowned authors and artists. While the campaign addressed a wide range of topics, from public health to democracy, in this presentation Professors Anderson and Moreno will focus on three of the program's central themes—race, gender, and migration—and how they shaped the Puerto Rican experience in and outside the island.

This event is part of a suite of scholarly activities offered by the Institute for Latino Studies throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2020) at the University of Notre Dame.

All events are free and open to the public.

The event recording is available in the Latino Studies ND YouTube channel.