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And -- silly but he'll began as a small gallery in the -- -- Puerto Rican neighborhood in east Harlem called it by feel.
And now it is one of the most influential Latino theme museums in the country.
They came out of a grassroots movement.
At the time there was no representation of in nineteen culture in our schools in fact it was set I was I was at the project by the board of education.
So -- the idea of educating.
Not only are children all the children that hasn't been your experience was really important remains the heart of our mission.
This week the museum turned a corner in its history acting director listening to my caddie that -- -- that it was vice president of the legendary auction house Christie's.
Now she will help -- it was still didn't -- deal in any direction.
Thank -- six founding our numbers.
We want to make -- that we continue to reach.
Our visitors in the sale house in attendance a quarter million.
And visitors a year which you can -- -- -- figure we also want to expound on projects that we have done in the past.
Obviously with collaborations.
Nationally and internationally.
I have many times as 212.
Explore if you.
This is a homecoming of sorts for my -- that.
Who we're getting -- ideal as a curator by the -- -- before leaving for Christie's.
And extremely proud that I was chosen to be its next director.
It's advice that I pinch myself every day since the great opportunity.
To work with a great team and and a wonderful institution that's been around for nearly 45 years representing.
The culture that's and that's not only in the United States -- obviously we can -- so many other different audiences that we really are an international audience.
Solution now she hopes to printed commission of the museum steeped in Latino history and culture one of Michael.
To really continue to to reach out to just about every justices.
This is -- that really needs to be -- needs to -- experienced and what better place and to see here.
Found out that the programs that we out.
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