Sept. 20 through Dec. 6, 2017

Curators: Juanita Lanzo & Kimberly Rose

Main Gallery

Boleros features artwork by emerging artists responding to this music genre (Spanish love-themed songs) from the 30’s & 40’s that originated in Cuba & Mexico and is inspired by love/loss and gender relationships. Participating artists include Blanka Amezkua, Esperanza Cortes, and Rafael Melendez, who will challenge & revisit dynamics of love, sex, gender and relationship stereotypes of classic “bolero” songs that examine these themes. Public programs will include gallery talks and the active participation of visitors and the community contributing to our playlist.

Esperanza Cortés, The Couple, credit2008, Chairs, knitting needles, pearls, glass beads, crystals, rings, mother of pearl

Events & Public Programs


Opening Reception & First Wednesday Bronx Trolley: Wed. Oct 4, 2017, 5-9pm

Reception & First Wednesday Bronx Trolley Wed. Nov 1, 2017, 5-9pm

Fall Gallery Hours


12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed Wednesday, Saturday. Sunday and holidays.
Wheelchair accessible


450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451


Hostos is easily accessible by the 2, 4, and 5 IRT Trains.
Click here for detailed directions.

Phone: 718-518-6728

For more information on events and programs please visit

This exhibition is made possible with funding from National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Hostos Center for the Arts "&" Culture, Bronx Tourism Council, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Council Members Andrew Cohen, Andy King, Melissa Mark-Viverito and James Vacca and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.