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El Dorado / The New 49ers

Saturday, 05/12/18 — Sunday, 10/14/18

EL DORADO is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site.

About the Artist:

Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM – Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo del Barrio, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sue Scott Gallery in the US and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. Cecile’s work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Open House New York

Saturday, 10/13/18 — Sunday, 10/14/18


Visit the Lewis Latimer House Museum for free between 12pm-5pm throughout the weekend of Open House New York.


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Spooky Halloween Tinker Festival

Sunday, 10/28/18, 3PM-6PM


This year the Lewis Latimer House Museum will host a spooky Halloween Tinker Festival! We will offer activities that combine art with science to make drawings that come alive in the dark!  Participants will make secret messages and paint with lasers while learning about phosphorescence, UV and infrared light, and what causes things to glow in the dark. All ages are welcome.

Free to the public. RSVP required.


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Voices From War at LLHM

Saturday, 11/10/18, 3PM-5PM


Celebrating and honoring veterans and veteran stories in the historic home of African-American inventor and Union Army Civil War veteran Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). Come hear original writing by veterans and Voices From War participants on Veterans Day Weekend. #MoreVoices

READERS:  Omar Columbus. Rafael Diaz. Emmanuel Duvivier. Ellen Emerson. Leo Farley. Ted Hayes.

Free to the public. RSVP required. In partnership with Voices From War.


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