ConectARTE celebrates one year serving the community

Ponce – ConectARTE celebrates one year of maintaining the presence of the Museo de Arte de Ponce with local and international audiences, through a diverse programming of virtual activities, focused on expanding the knowledge of our collection and promoting art and culture among the community.

Since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic declaration on the island last year, the virtual programming of the Museo de Arte de Ponce has achieved over one million interactions on the institution’s platforms. As part of the offer, the Museum presents educational videos related to works of the collection and a variety of workshops including drawing, painting, digital art, traditional caricature, Manga and Anime; dance classes of Bomba, Puerto Rican Plena and the Capoeira, of Afro-Brazilian roots; in addition to Yoga and craft tutorials for the whole family, among others events. All of our activities are free of charge.

“ConectARTE arises in response to the recommendations of physical isolation as a result of the pandemic. Through ConnectARTE we have successfully managed to form a large virtual community that interacts, have fun and learns by participating. During this year we have offered over 300 workshops on art, dance and general well-being, as well as special activities such as the series of virtual editions of ‘Happy Art’ and the already traditional ‘Three Kings Day in the MAP’. One year after the declaration of the global health emergency, we have been evolving and adjusting our programs to the new reality. We hope to soon integrate face-to-face activities observing the security protocols required on the island. We invite you all to join this initiative through our Facebook and Instagram @museoarteponce accounts,” said Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez, Executive Director of the Museo de Arte de Ponce.

On the other hand, the Director of Development of the Museum, Rubí Rodríguez – Bustillo indicated that “we are very pleased with the collaboration we have received from the private and public institutions that have joined this initiative in support of the Museum. We thank Banco Popular de Puerto Rico Foundation, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, The Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Voy Turisteando and the House and Senate Legislative Donations Commission for their commitment to our cultural and educational endeavors. We expect more companies to join our initiatives.”

Currently the Museum has been able to continue its educational programming by raising funds through its ‘Arts & Culture Preservers’ program also joined by: Advantage Insurance, Auramet Insurance, Chocolate Cortes, CIC Construction, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Walgreens, Estrella LLC, First Bank, DCMC, HUB- Carrion Laffitte Cassellas, PI Americas, Primary Medical Group, Lucy & Nabil El Hage & Morgan Reed.

All individuals or companies that want to donate so our programs continue to serve the public can do so through the ATH Mobile or PayPal using the “handle”: Museoarteponce.