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First Major Retrospective for Key Living Artist at El Museo del Barrio

NEW YORK, NY.- El Museo del Barrio presents Retro/Active, The Work of Rafael Ferrer, the first solo exhibition in a museum to examine the breadth and depth of the artist’s influential production over the last 55 years, will be on view June 8 – August 22, 2010. The travelling retrospective, curated by Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs at El Museo del Barrio, includes approximately 100 works from the mid-1950s to the present in a vast variety of media including collage, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and mixed-media. It is part of El Museo’s FOCOS series, which highlights the work of mature, under-recognized, and groundbreaking artists. “Rafael Ferrer is a greatly important living artist. This expansive retrospective strives to spark a critical re-consideration of his work,” notes Cullen. “El Museo is proud to be showing his entire oeuvre, from documentation of his earlier be