Guided Tour of Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)


El Museo del Barrio is hosting a private, guided tour of Zilia Sánchez’s exhibition “Soy Isla” [I Am an Island] with curator Susanna V. Temkin on March 12, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm (coffee and check-in from 2:00-2:30pm). Zilia Sánchez’s work is on view through March 22, 2020. [El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.]

Description: Curated by Dr. Vesela Sretenović (Phillips Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art), Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). The exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, sculptural pieces, graphic illustrations, and ephemera. The retrospective traces Sánchez’s artistic journey from her early days in Cuba to her extended travels in Europe in the 1950s and residence in New York in the 1960s, and finally her move to Puerto Rico, where she has lived and worked since the early 1970s.

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla is accompanied by a major publication and newly commissioned artist’s documentary about her life and practice. [See video at]

Tickets for guided tour FREE for El Museo members; $10 for guests and non-members to be paid upon entry. To RSVP, email

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