This conversation will be streamed on Monday, April 12 at 2:30pm CDT. The event is free and open to the public and will be live captioned. Please feel free to place any questions or comments in the embedded chat below.
In his first solo museum exhibition, artist and musician Omar Velázquez (Puerto Rican, b. 1984) presents recent paintings and sculptures that address the intersection of painting, music, and folklore at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Velázquez speaks with Carla Acevedo-Yates, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator giving a peek into his painting and instrument-building practice as well as his influences, including Puerto Rican painters Francisco Oller and Carlos Raquel Rivera.
Presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago