Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo’s New York Discoveries

Exhibition On View

May 17 - August 11, 2019

Over the past several decades NEW YORKER cartoonist, Feggo has taken the viewer on an unexpected tour of this monumental metropolis from the vantage point of subjects like George Washington, Frida Kahlo, and Mesoamerican gods. The interaction between these historical subjects and the contemporary New York proves amusing and ironic. Washington, who during his tenure in New York during the American Revolution encamped at the Morris–Jumel Mansion, attempts to rationalize 21st century New York experiences, whereas Kahlo snaps selfies while engaging in general tourist activities, and a Toltec god takes a break from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and suns himself in Central Park. Over 30 of these amusing and poignant images will fill the second-floor museum galleries, and serves to continue the dialog begun in the fall of 2017 when the work of iconic NEW YORKER cartoonist, Charles Addams explored similar Manhattan related themes.

Opening Reception | Friday, May 17, 7PM

Join us for the opening of Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo’s New York Discoveries. Light refreshments will be served. $15, $10 Members/Students. For tickets, click here.

Gallery Talk | Friday, June 21, 7PM

NEW YORKER cartoonist, Felipe Galindo Feggo will speak in the museum's galleries discussing the work, his artistic process, and work as a cartoonist. FREE

Artist Workshop | Saturday, July 20, 2PM

Join exhibiting NEW YORKER cartoonist, Felipe Galindo Feggo for a hands-on workshop in which guests will learn how to create their own cartoons. Supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, advanced registration is required! $20, $15 Members/Students TICKETS

About the Artist

Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art.  Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he resides in New York City since 1983. BFA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His humorous drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Mad, Narrative, International Herald Tribune, NACLA, INXART and numerous European publications. Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad.  Recent awards include: Honorable Mention, Ciudad de Las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico, 2018; Honorable Mention, Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal 2017; Aydin Dogan Success Award, Istanbul 2016; Zagreb Cartoon 2014; Tourism Ministry Cartoon Competition, Antalya, Turkey, 2013; 2nd Prize, Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal 2012; The United Nations Ranan Lurie Political Cartoons 2nd Prize, 2012; "People's Prize," Knokke-Heist Humorfest 2011, Belgium; Greek Ministry of Culture Honorable Mention, 2007; "People's Choice Award," Omiya Festival, Japan. He is the creator of "Manhatitlan: Mexican and American cultures Intertwined", a project that involves humorous works on paper, animations and a companion book. Galindo has 2 cartoon collections: “Cats Will Be Cats” (Plume/Penguin) and “No Man Is a Desert Island” (J. Pinto Books.) He created “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge,” a series of 4 permanent public artworks in glass based on Galindo’s humorous designs for the 231st Street subway station in New York City, commissioned by the MTA-Arts for Transit Program. www.feggo.com



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Exhibition Event

Student Poetry Readings

May 15 & 23rd 4:15 PM in the museum’s French Parlor. Free and open to the public.

I AM in the Heights

May 13-24th

Students of PS 132 in Washington Heights participated in a multi-disciplinary arts residency on immigration and identity. Come see their work and hear their words! This program is facilitated by Master teaching artist Ruthy Valdez of Urban Arts Partnership.

The “I AM” project is an assignment from the Story Studio framework, which enables students to self-reflect and begin to consolidate the expand their ever-changing facets of self-identity. “Many people don’t realize that immigrants must form a new identity when they leave their home countries. The students I work with are all creating a new identity and it is very challenging for them,” said Urban Arts Partnership Instructor, Ruthy Valdez.  The program allows students to learn and grow with students experiencing the same challenges and supports their growth in NY State English Language Arts Test, the arts, and beyond.