Philadelphia Voices: ¡Aqui! Art, Youth, and Heritage at Taller Puertorriqueño

¡Aquí! showcases Taller Puertorriqueño’s children and youth arts programs. Through the artwork that has been produced by the children in the program in response to issues of their day, the exhibition speaks of the challenges that many Puerto Ricans and Latinos faced in moving to Philadelphia. 

By using art and cultural production, children find meaning and purpose. ¡Aquí! also includes artwork that connects them to their cultural heritage and sense of place. It is through this work that they proclaim, “We are here!” 

The Community History Gallery is sponsored by      

Additional support is provided by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation and the Samuel F. Fels fund.

The Community History Gallery showcases exhibitions designed and installed by Philadelphia-based communitiy groups, schools, or non-profit organizations about their work and history. The Philadelphia History Museum is now accepting proposals for groups interested in exhibiting in the Community History Gallery.

Cynthia Little, PhD
Historian, Philadelphia History Museum