This event will take place on Facebook LIVE. Please visit The League’s Facebook page at the time of the event.
This talk takes the form of one of Concha-Núñez’s virtual museum education classes, adapted for a lecture format. The talk covers four Latin American artists, Fernando Botero, Marisol Escobar, Frida Kahlo, and Wifredo Lam, as a group of mini lessons.
For each artist, Concha-Núñez will introduce, establish social and historical context, examine one work in particular through rich visual analysis, and then open the floor for a small Q&A before moving on to the next artist.
This interactive format presents a dynamic way for the audience to engage throughout the presentation and returns focus to these renowned yet still underrepresented artists. The presentation is in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15).
About Valentín Concha-Núñez:
Valentín Concha-Núñez is an Art Historian and Educator with a comprehensive knowledge of world cultures, especially Latin America and its visual history. He has worked for nine years connecting the Hispanic community with educational settings including MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Friends of the High Line, The New York Botanical Garden and New York University, creating inclusive,intergenerational, bilingual programs to better serve the Latinx community. His academic focus ranges from Colonial to Contemporary Latin American, and he has lectured on the arts and arts education across Latin America. Through his research and presentations, he unveils the juxtaposition of indigenous and European styles, subjects and motifs, translating them to a public that ranges from scholars to diverse students. Valentín believes that participation in the arts and cultural activities has the potential to strengthen our communities, mobilize activism, and empower people by conducting social change. As he joins the leadership of a generation of Latinx cultural workers who are redefining the role of cultural institutions and their relationships with communities, he also safeguards the legacy of artists around him. He has studied and worked in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Peru, France and Russia; and holds a B.A. in Language and Culture, a B.F.A. in Visual Arts and a M.A. in Hispanic History and Spanish Language & Literature: Option in Translation.