Remembering, Reflecting, Reconciling

This year we present a special series of creative expressions examining the past, present and future of diversity and inclusivity in America.

Marble Collegiate Church strives to be an inclusive and diverse community of faith, and to make a difference in the world. Our series looks at these issues, each other's journeys, and the steps we can take as individuals and as a collective to effect peaceful understanding for all people.

As we hear the remarkable stories of our fellow men and women through these artistic and creative expressions, it shows us that what unites us is stronger than what divides us. And we are reminded that all peoples have had their struggles, all of us seek reconciliation with each other, and that our diversity adds to our richness as we sit at God’s table.

Upcoming Events

Latino Experiences through Art


Dr. E. Carmen Ramos, Ph.D., Curator for Latino Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Puerto Rican artist and activist, Miguel Luciano, join us to discuss Latino Experiences through Art in this next installment of our Diversity Series. Dr. Ramos will be speaking on “what is Latino about American art?” thereby, underlining that Hispanic, like all cultures that make up the melting pot called America, are not “other” but are part of America’s culture-fabric. Mr. Luciano will discuss and show his art focused on peaceful resolutions. Please check back for further details and to purchase tickets.

Our Speakers

Dr. E. Carmen Ramos is curator for Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she organized Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art (2013), a touring exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Ramos earned a BA in art history from New York University and an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Ramos was a curator at the Newark Museum in Newark (NJ) and an independent curator. She co-curated the 5th biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York (2007) and has organized exhibitions about Mexican popular arts, Latino artists and migration, and solo exhibitions and public art projects with Miguel Luciano, Freddy Rodríguez, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Paul Henry Ramirez, among others. She has published on Latino and Latin American artists for institutions such as El Museo del Barrio, The Blanton Museum of Art, and in journals including American Art, African Arts and others. Currently she is writing a monograph about Freddy Rodríguez that is part of the A Ver: Revisioning Art History book series.

Miguel Luciano is a multi-media artist whose socially motivated work explores the intersections between art, social justice and community exchange. His work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is featured in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY; the Newark Museum, NJ, and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, PR. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Grant, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award Grant, the NYFA award, an Art Matters Grant for Socially Engaged Art, and he was recently a fellow of the smARTpower program- an initiative of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

More information to come.

​Further Events Will Be Added in 2015.

Past Events

African American History: Paul Robeson - A Musical Play by Phillip Hayes Dean
Sunday, September 14, 2014
View photos from the Paul Robeson Play here.

LGBT Understanding: Level Ground Film and Arts Festival
Saturday, November 15
and Sunday, November 16, 2014
View photos from the2014 Level Ground Film and Arts Festival here.

Native American Awareness: Purchase of Manhattan Opera (In Concert)
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tri-Faith Service: Our Annual Trialogue Event
Sunday, January 11, 2015
View photos from the Tri-Faith Service here.

The Asian Experience - Yungchen Lhamo: Tibetan Singer, Songwriter
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:30pm