Art Exhibition: “Los renegados”


This summer, the Museum of the Americas [Museo de las Américas] is showing a collection of works based on “Los renegados” (1963), by Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría, revered Puerto Rican historian, archeologist, and cultural anthropologist who founded the museum in 1992. In this short story, Dr. Alegría explores popular Puerto Rican beliefs about the origins of bats. The exhibition includes a diverse collection of pieces inspired by “Los renegados” in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, diorama, and prints by renowned artists Lorenzo Homar, Edwin Báez, Rafael Tufiño, Carlos Raquel Rivera, Nick Quijano, Orlando Salgado, Rafi Trelles, and Tomás Batista, among others.

“Los renegados” opened on May 31, 2009, and will be available for viewing during the summer months at the museum. The Museum of the Americas is located at Cuartel de Ballajá in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information, you may call (787)-724-5052 or see

For review (in Spanish), see

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