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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.

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Reconnected: work by Tony Peralta

This show documents the artist Tony Peralta’s journey to the Dominican Republic where he reconnected and rediscovered his past and his culture as related to his family’s history. I’m sure many can relate to having a complicated familial history where not everything is as drama-free as you’d like. Here is a visual statement in the form of a video promoting the show:

Hours for the gallery are Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 7pm.

Renaissance Fine Art Gallery
2075 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Between 123rd and 124th street
Harlem, NYC 10027

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Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas

Mayan, Mexica (Aztec,) ancient Andean and native American tribes’ artworks are on display at the Brooklyn Museum for a show exploring the idea of transformation in religious and spiritual practices across Pre-Columbian and ancient indigenous nations. The collection of objects seeks to convey the ideas that all groups of people tend to think about: life, death, fertility and mortality. Many of the pieces are extremely rare and have never been on display before, so it’s a rare opportunity. While you’re there, check out the Wangechi Mutu exhibit and Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, both are stunning. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 6pm, except Thursdays when hours are extended to 10pm.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238

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Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

Another exhibit cross-referencing the styles of different nations and peoples is Interwoven Globe at the Met, a collection of textiles showing how design elements were transmitted and sampled across the globe. You can see the exquisite handiwork in embroidered rebozos from Mexico and wool tapestries from Peru next to elaborate Chinese silk taffeta and Spanish embroidered linens up close at the show. Take advantage of all Latin American art the Met has to offer while you are there. They have a trove of artifacts from all over the Americas in their Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas gallery. Admission is pay what you wish, and the museum is open 7 days a week.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028