Photos: SPA 250 visits Graphic Arts Collection in Firestone Library

Thursday, Oct 7, 2021

Photos and text by Rodney Lebrón Rivera

On the morning of Thursday, September 30, the students of the course SPA 250: Identity in the Spanish Speaking Word, taught by Professor Christina Lee, had the privilege of participating in a talk with Alma Concepción and Professor Emeritus Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones about Puerto Rican art preserved in the Graphic Arts Collection of the Firestone Library at Princeton University. Thanks to Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies, for receiving and guiding us through the wonders preserved in the collection.

SPA 250 group photo

Students of SPA 250 together with Alma Concepción, Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones, Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez and Professor Christina Lee.

Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones SPA250 students

Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones in conversation with SPA 250 students.

Prints in Firestone library for SPA 250 class visit

Lorenzo Homar, Alma, 1983 and Antonio Martorell, Las Antillas Letradas: Ñ, Arcadio Díaz Quiñones, 2014.

SPA 250 students view posters in Graphic Arts Collection in Firestone Library

Alma Concepción, Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones and Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez in dialogue with students about the poster tradition in Puerto Rican art.

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing a poster to students in SPA 250

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing Tres estrofas de amor para soprano / Tomás Blanco ; musica de Pablo Casals, illustrada en serigrafia por Lorenzo Homar. 1970.

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing students prints from Graphic Arts Collection

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing La Ciudad Infinita: versiones de San Juan. 2000.

Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones and Alma Concepción in discussion with students during class visit

Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones and Alma Concepción talking about Lorenzo Homar, Centenario del Grito de Lares, 1968.

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing students print from Graphic Arts Collection

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing Luis Palés Matos, Esta noche he pasado; xilografías Raquel Noemi Quijano Feliciano. 2003.

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing students print from Graphic Arts Collection

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez showing Luis Palés Matos, Esta noche he pasado; xilografías Raquel Noemi Quijano Feliciano. 2003.