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Celia Cruz Portrait by Robert Weingarten

Celia Cruz Portrait by Robert Weingarten

October 3, 2012 – Through June 2015 TBA

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 2nd Floor, Center, Artifact Walls

Celia Cruz was a Latina American singer known as the "Queen of Salsa." The five-time Grammy Award winner was famous for her vibrant stage personality. This composite "portrait" of legendary Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) was created by Robert Weingarten using digital images of objects in the museum's collections that represent her. Also on view are some of the objects used to create the "portrait."

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