Tag Archives: Dominican Culture

Art-Making Workshop: The Masks from the Dominican Republic That Tell It All at the Cloisters

Join community organization Little Dominican Republic to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day in partnership with The Met Cloisters. In this unique workshop, learn about the carnival mask’s symbolism and try your hand at decorating a careta (mask).

Meet in the Pontaut Chapter House at The Met Cloisters to work collaboratively with Washington Heights–born and raised Dominican-American artist Diego Espaillat. Decorate a Lechón mask from the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, DR. This workshop allows participants to understand carnival masks as decorative and symbolic objects for storytelling and appreciating Dominican culture.

Registration for the workshop is closed. Visitors are encouraged to join us to observe the workshop and learn about Dominican culture and history with us.

Images: Left: Diego Espaillat. Right: Quatrefoil Roundel with Arms and Secular Scenes, 1490–1500, German. The Met Cloisters Collection, Samuel P. Avery Memorial Fund, 1911 (11.120.1)

Art-Making Workshop: The Masks from the Dominican Republic That Tell It All at the Cloisters

Join community organization Little Dominican Republic to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day in partnership with The Met Cloisters. In this unique workshop, learn about the carnival mask’s symbolism and try your hand at decorating a careta (mask).

Meet in the Pontaut Chapter House at The Met Cloisters to work collaboratively with Washington Heights–born and raised Dominican-American artist Diego Espaillat. Decorate a Lechón mask from the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, DR. This workshop allows participants to understand carnival masks as decorative and symbolic objects for storytelling and appreciating Dominican culture.

Registration for the workshop is closed. Visitors are encouraged to join us to observe the workshop and learn about Dominican culture and history with us.

Images: Left: Diego Espaillat. Right: Quatrefoil Roundel with Arms and Secular Scenes, 1490–1500, German. The Met Cloisters Collection, Samuel P. Avery Memorial Fund, 1911 (11.120.1)

Meet Miguel & Raymond: The Kings of Comedy in the Dominican Republic

Raymond and Miguel are two of the Dominican Republic’s most notable celebrities. From their humble beginnings as small-time comedians to becoming the Kings of Comedy, Raymond and Miguel’s influence has grown internationally. The most beloved comedians of the Dominican Republic, premiere Las vacaciones de los reyes, a comedy derived from the Dominican success La casa de veraneo, which will be premiered exclusively in the United States by Television Dominicana on Sunday, August 19 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

Spanish Translation:
Raymond y Miguel son dos de las celebridades más importantes de la República Dominicana. Desde sus humildes comienzos como comediantes de poca monta hasta convertirse en los Reyes de la Comedia, la influencia de Raymond y Miguel ha crecido internacionalmente. Los comediantes más queridos de la República Dominicana estrena Las vacaciones de los reyes, una comedia derivada del éxito dominicano La casa de veraneo, que se estrenará exclusivamente en los Estados Unidos por Televisión Dominicana el domingo 19 de agosto a las 9p ET / 6p PT.