Behind the Scenes of Race, Color and Culture, an Art Exhibit by Robinson Upper School Students
As part of our next art exhibition, Race, Color and Culture, our students participated in an engaging activity to learn more about Puerto Rico’s Afro-descendant history and culture. Cultural manager Lenis Mariana Ramos and poet Gloriann Sacha Antonetty joined the class to share their work and their knowledge about our history and the perceptions of race and color in Puerto Rico. The activity began with a poetry reading and was followed by a talk about the story behind turbans, their symbolism and cultural nuances. Slavery, racism, prejudice and the body were some of the major topics discussed. Students had the opportunity to express themselves and share their own stories. The activity ended with a turban wrapping workshop where they had the opportunity to create different types of turbans and wrap them around each other’s heads! A big thank you to art teacher Arlene Ruiz for coordinating such an enriching experience!
Stay tuned for our Upper School Art Exhibition where you will be able to enjoy our students’ final work!