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El Museo del Barrio opens “Retro-Active The Work of Rafael Ferrer”

Rafael Ferrer - Untitled, 1960 - Oil paint, spackle, metal hooks, rat trap, aluminum, collage on wood, 35 x 20 3/4 inches. Collection Françoise Ferrer

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
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
Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs at El Museo del Barrio,
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.