Art in Focus: Roberto Lugo, "Vengo dal Ghetto: AOC"

Date: 10-14-2021

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Our virtual Art in Focus series offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art!

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Drop in to the Bellarmine Hall Galleries Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check out this piece in Roberto Lugo: New Ceramics. What do you want to know? Send your questions to Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement ( and then join the virtual conversation!

About the exhibition: Self-described "ghetto potter" Roberto Lugo uses porcelain, a medium traditionally reserved for the wealthy, to explore inequality and racial and social justice. His work often takes familiar shapes drawn from European and Asian ceramic traditions, including ginger jars, amphorae, and teapots, but their hand-painted surfaces take inspiration from street art and feature contemporary iconography, including celebrations of Black and Latino figures. A number of the pieces in this exhibition, which features all-new work, also incorporate gun parts from decommissioned handguns obtained in a Connecticut gun buyback sponsored by #UNLOAD Foundation.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the #UNLOAD Foundation. The Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community is a community partner for the museum’s programming this fall. Learn more about the exhibition here.

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For more information, contact Carey Weber / 203-254-4000, ext. 4046 /