(September 16, 2023) On October 4, 2023, we welcome Christina Delgado, Baltimore based photographer, designer, and curator, as the latest woman featured in our window artist series. A free reception, open to all, will give guests the chance to talk with the artist about her groundbreaking work in Baltimore that focuses on the city’s Puerto Rican culture. The event takes place from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, 333 N. Charles Street in Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood.
Christina’s work revolves around a sense of self and identity as a Nuyorican born and raised in New York City who migrated to Baltimore as a young adult. Her work displays a passion and pride for identity in family and home place. It connects ways in which home, place, and family can be sights of pain & trauma but ultimately sights of healing, freedom, and self-love.
Delgado founded Tola’s Room, an immersive Puerto Rican home museum and culture space located in Northeast Baltimore. Tola’s Room, named after her daughter Omotola, serves as the only Puerto Rican culture hub in Baltimore City.
The museum draws on personal cultural perspective, displaying a passion and pride for identity in family and homeplace. Its design tantalizes the senses and invokes feeling through food, music, and interactive art. It pays homage to the Puerto Rican/Nuyorican cultural experience and history, with the hopes to educate, influence, and inspire the local Puerto Rican narrative.
Delgado also serves on the Maryland State Arts Council Artist-in-Resident Roster and also sits on various city and art related advisory groups, committees, and boards.