The photographic exhibition, “Ricardo Alegría: una mirada íntima” [Ricardo Alegría—An Intimate View] by Chendo Pérez, will take place at the Conde Mirasol Fort Museum in Vieques, Puerto Rico, from July 21 to September 2, 2012.
Description: The exhibition revolves around the San Juan habitat that sheltered the intellectual and leading Puerto Rican scholar Don Ricardo Alegría, surrounded by his most cherished objects. The house is known as La Casa de los Azulejos [The House of Tiles], located at 101 San José Street (at the corner of Del Sol Street); it was one of the first restoration tasks he undertook in 1960, using the original materials that were used in its construction. The photos also shows a home that tells us about our past, teaching the public the historical importance of an eighteenth century house (1719). The exhibition also tells us about the life of a man who changed the vision of Puerto Rican people in relation to their culture.
Ricardo Alegría was a prestigious anthropologist, archaeologist, historian, educator, advocate for the arts, and an essential leader in the development of national cultural identity in Puerto Rico. [See previous posts Ricardo Alegría: Cultural Advocate and Patron of the Arts Died Today, Ricardo Alegría 1921-2011: The Man Who Made it “OK” to be Puerto Rican, and Ricardo Alegría: A Pioneering Anthropologist.]
For more information (in Spanish), see http://www.museohistoriavieques.org/proximas-actividades/museo-fuerte-conde-de-mirasol-icp/411-exposicion-fotografica-ricardo-alegria-una-mirada-intima.html