Digitizing artwork to share Puerto Rican culture around the globe

Some of you may remember our announcement back in 2019, when we began working with Google Arts & Culture and four partners on the island: the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, the Museo de Arte de Ponce, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Since then our work has grown to include 10 partners, including organizations like the Ateneo Puertorriqueño and Museo de las Américas. The more you dive into works like the Caribbean Impressionist painting Ponce Silk-Cotton Tree, the sci-fi imagery of Yolanda Fundora, or the portrait of Puerto Rico’s “father of public education,” the more you start to understand how Puerto Rico is a truly multicultural island, mixing Latin American, Caribbean, European, African, North American, Taíno, and pretaíno indigenous” influences. These cultures mingle under the umbrella of a spectacular landscape, commemorated by artists like Manuel E. Jordán and Francisco Oller, and preserved by Puerto Rican collectors with a love of their home.