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May 8, 2014
Gallery talk with
the artists
María Elena González,
Alexandre Arrechea, and the curators
from the exhibition Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind. 
In collaboration with the City and the Humanities Program

Gallery Talks
April 10, 2014 12:30pm

May 1, 2014
12:00 pm

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                                         Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind

February 4 – May 14, 2014

Reception: March 17th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The reception included a special performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana

Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera,
María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta,
Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea,
María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morell,
Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón,
Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz,
Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind is co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel
and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto.
A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.

Press Release


Gallery Notes

Download the texts read by Ileana Fuentes and Edmundo Desnoes during
the event In a Material World: Cubans Discuss Their America,
led by Elvis Fuentes on March 18th, 2014




"Beyond Castro/Más Allá de Castro." The Bronx Free Press
Volume 5 - No. 15;  April 9 - 15, 2014

"Exhibition Close-Up: Cuban America in the Bronx;
A double interview with the show’s co-curators"
Cuban Art News. April 8, 2014

"Primer Plano de la exposición Cuban America en el Bronx;
una entrevista con los cocuradores de la muestra"
Cuban Art News. April 8, 2014

"Nuevas poéticas del discurso artístico cubano." Dennys Matos
El Nuevo Herald. April 5, 2014

(See the PDF version of the printed El Nuevo Herald)

"Cuban Identity: Beyond the Island, Past the Revolution." Jeffrey Guard Cortinas
The Bronx Art Exchange. March 26, 2014

"Art Gallery Explores American Through Cuban Eyes." Kristopher Charles
The Meridian. March 21, 2014

"Cuba Reconsidered." Maya Rajamani
The Riverdale Press. February 20, 2014

                                                         "Printmakers Pushing the Envelope of Their Art"
"Collaborating with Artists to Make a Good Impression"
                                                            James Palmer. The Riverdale Press. November 28, 2013.  p.B1

"Morphology of the Print: Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition at Lehman College Art Gallery"
October 31, 2013,

"Keeping New Media New: Conserving High Tech Art,"
Art News, October 23, 2013

"LEHMAN COLLEGE Morphology of the Print," NYC Gallery Openings,
by ODelle Abney, October 22, 2013,

"October Surprise; Something Special at Lehman College Art Gallery,"
The Bronx Art Exchange. October 22, 2013

"No Words, Just Print. New Exhibit Explores Innovative Medium,"
The Bronx Free Press. October 9, 2013

"Conserving Digital Art," The Leonard Lopate Show. WNYC.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test,"
The New York Times, June 9, 2013

"What Are We Still Mapping For?," Hyperallergic, April 25th, 2013

"The Mapmakers," The Envoy, March 23rd, 2013

"Artists 'IN' the Bronx Bring Energy of the Borough to Their Art,"
The Riverdale Press, March 14th, 2013

"Borough artists to showcase best of Bronx talent at 2nd annual Bronx Day event
at Armory Show 2013," NY Daily News, March 6, 2013
 —  PDF

"Charting a New Course," Bronx Free Press, February 6 – 12, 2013

"Family Focus," Time Out New York Kids, February – April, 2013

"Artists ‘map’ out their creativity in a new exhibit
that re-invents and re-imagines the craft of map making,"
New York Daily News, January 31, 2013

"On the Art of Invading Spaces," Art Experience: NYC. Fall, 2012

"Space Invaders," NY Arts Magazine. November, 2012

"On View – Lehman College Art Gallery Presents Space Invaders,"
The Architect's Newspaper. Monday, November 26th, 2012

"Space Invaders @ Lehman College," Blog: The Pit. Mixed Greens.
Monday, November 12, 2012

"Things to do," Time Out New York Kids. October 18, 2012

Invaded Spaces at Lehman College. The Envoy. October 15th, 2012

"Go for stillspotting but Stay for the Bronx: 10 Great Things to See,"
Hyperallergic. October 11, 2012

"Invaders at Lehman; Filling the Spaces - with Lots of Imagination,"
The Bronx Free Press. October 10 - October 16, 2012 p.16

"Artistic Invasion of Lehman College Life,"
The Riverdale Press. Thursday, October 11, 2012



Susan Hoeltzel, director
Mary Ann Siano, grants associate
Hannah Brenner-Leonard, education curator
Yuneikys Villalonga, curatorial assistant


Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Council through G. Oliver Koppell, and the Bronx Delegation
Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation
The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
The Reed Foundation
Alex and Carole Rosenberg
The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund

Additional funds are provided by:
The Robert Lehman Endowment,
The Edith and Herbert Lehman Endowment, and
The Pierre and Dorothy Brodin Endowment for Arts Education


Virginia Cupiola, Chair
Elisabeth Lorin, Vice-Chair
Vincent Leheny, Treasurer
Andrea Arroyo
David Bicks
Madelon Delany Stent
Ricardo Fernández
Samuel Reed
William Swenson
Dannielle Tegeder


Penny Lehman
Dianne T. Renwick
Nina Sundell