The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is hosting an exhibition of Guyanese art, by Guyanese artists residing in Guyana, at its cultural centre in New York.
An IDB press release said the exhibition, titled Arts of Guyana - A Multicultural Caribbean Adventure, will feature a display of utilitarian pieces made by Guyanese Amerindians, and paintings, sculpture, leather and fibre craft by contemporary Guyanese artists of different ethnic backgrounds. More than fifty pieces by the Amerindian population were selected, as well as paintings and sculpture representing contemporary artists drawn from several private and public collections such as the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, the National Art Gallery - Castellani House, the Museum of African Heritage, the Roots and Culture Gallery, the Burrowes School of Art and the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Guyana.
According to Mirna Lievano de Marques, the IDB External Relations Advisor, "the exhibit recognises the cultural contributions made from pre-Columbian times to the present, by ... men and women of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds...." It will be held from June 1 to August 11 at the IDB Cultural Center located at 1300 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. A free, full-colour catalogue will also be available to the public at the gallery. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday every week from 11 am to 6 pm, free of charge. The exhibition is also free of charge. The centre's homepage is located at www.iadb. org/cultural and the email address is IDBCC@iadb.org.
The release also informed that the Metro station nearest to the centre is the Metro Center (13th Street exit) for persons desirous of attending.