By Colin Moynihan – – Photo: Michael Nagle for The New York Times.

Photo: “La Cena” (“The Supper”), by Belkis Ayon, a well-reviewed exhibition at El Museo del Barrio in June.

Some of Marius de Zayas’s own drawings are now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The director’s message was clear: A Mexican curator and artist had left a lasting mark on the New York art world.  Mr. Charpenel, also a native of Mexico, and the museum’s fourth leader within the past seven years, is determined to make his own mark while building El Barrio’s bridge to its future.

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