Radioplasma presents, a special session, recorded after the opening of a museographic comparative architectural installation between Museo Casa Cautiño-Insúa, Guayama, Puerto Rico, and Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA. This is the first time in history that a museum has been transposed into another Museum. Their joy is that it is and that Puerto Rico did it!
This episode is a conversation with its curators, Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría, a professor at Cambridge College; and visiting from Puerto Rico, Aníbal Rodriguez Ayala, historian and Museum Curator for el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, who presents the contemporary perspective of Guayama, within the larger context of the South of Puerto Rico. Alvilda brings the curatorial aspects of the economics of the past as it transcends to a global economy in the 19th century.
This installation is sponsored by El Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in partnership with Wistariahurst Museum, and El Sol Latino Newspaper, Amherst, Massachusetts, and is open to the public from April 5th to May 25th, 2018.
The curators are making sure that the second last name, Insúa, is always included whenever the name of the Museo Casa Cautiño comes up in any searches, because; this house was Doña Genoveva’s. Genoveva Insúa-Villar was already in the 19th century, a woman ahead of her times, she was an economist who managed five corporations successfully for over 20 years, after her husband’s death. This house was owned by her, as she received it as a gift from her husband, Genaro Cautiño Vasquez.