Unanue Institute leads students to NYC’s Museo del Barrio on Friday

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute will be hosting a trip to El Museo del Barrio in New York City on Friday April 27. The tour is part of a free trip for 40 students that also includes lunch and trans­portation. The exhibition will be “Testimonio: 100 Years of Popular Expression.”

According to El Museo del Bar­rio’s website, the “exhibition cel­ebrates and witnesses mankind’s myriad artistic manifestations by highlighting works that have been born under difficult or collabora­tive circumstances, or for spiritual or communal celebrations.” Art­ists including Gregorio Marz??n, Mart?­n Ram?­rez and Margarita Cabrera all have work on display, and there are examples from Lati­no, Caribbean and Latin American cultures.

The Testimonio exhibit will end on May 6. Regular admission fees vary. Admission for members and children under 12 is free.

The Latino Institute’s previous free trip was to the Goya Foods tour on March 21, which gave stu­dents the opportunity to see the fa­cility, meet CEO Bob Unanue and have lunch at the Goya factory in Secaucus. This exclusive tour al­lowed students to seek business opportunities to see how real fac­tories and corporations work.

Graduate student Andrea Eber­hard student said she went on the tour because she wanted to “use real life examples of what people can do with dedication and have an inspiring story to share with the students.”

Seton Hall students and faculty walked through the 85,000 square foot facility and saw the 175 dif­ferent stock keeping units and 1,700 different items offered.

In an interview, Joseph Unanue elaborated on his partnership with Michelle Obama and MiPlato to enforce healthy eating and por­tions.

“To be successful, work hard, know your product and know your consumer,” Unanue said.

Natalie Negrotti can be reached at natalie.negrotti@student.shu.edu

Author: Staff Writer

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