If you missed last Saturday's workshop on the Lechón mask, celebrating Carnival and the Dominican Republic's Independence Day, don't worry--the workshop repeats this Saturday from 12 pm to 2:30 pm in the Pontaut Chapter House here at The Met Cloisters. Diego Espaillat, local Dominican-American artist, and Little Dominican Republic partner with the Museum to present a workshop with storytelling and hands on activities. More information is available on Little Dominican Republic's page, as well as on our website. Registration is closed for the hands on project, however all visitors are encouraged to join us in learning about and designing the mask.
This Saturday, February 22nd, and Saturday, February 29th, local community organization Little Dominican Republic celebrates the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day in partnership with The Met Cloisters. Using storytelling and hands-on activity, Washington Heights-born and raised Dominican-American artist Diego Espaillat will lead a workshop in our Pontaut Chapter House. Participants will gain an understanding of the symbolism and history of carnival masks while collaboratively decorating a Lechón mask from the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, DR.
Registration for participants has closed but we encourage visitors this Saturday, and next, to observe the workshop and learn about Dominican culture with us. More information is available on Little Dominican Republic's page or via The Met's website, linked below.
Images: Left: Diego Espaillat. Right: Quatrefoil Roundel with Arms and Secular Scenes, 1490–1500, German. The Met Cloisters Collection, Samuel P. Avery Memorial Fund, 1911 (11.120.1)