The Puerto Rican Workshop / Taller Boricua

Gilberto Gonzalez, Jorge Soto, Fernando Salicrup (standing), Josie Gonzalez, Marcos Dimas, Julio Quiñones, Wanda Quiñones and Jesus Muñoz

Taller Boricua was established in El Barrio of East Harlem in 1969 and incorporated in 1970 as the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc.—a 501(c) non-profit arts organization. Now in its 50th anniversary year, it continues bringing attention and relevancy to artists who are unrepresented and marginalized by the dominant cultural gatekeepers of our times. Its historic-artistic engagement with the Young Lords Party, who were headquartered then on the same city block, infused the inspiration that gave rise to the socially political, cultural, and poetic Nuyorican Movement.