MUSA contracted us to develop the Giving Tuesday Campaign, seeking to involve the university community, alumni and friends so that, through their donations, they contribute to making this project a reality:
Mayagüez and the West have their first Art Museum: MUSA, which opened its doors to the public in February 2016 at the Mayagüez University Campus of the University of Puerto Rico (RUM). Less than a year after its grand opening, MUSA has launched a series of strategies to promote art and tourism in the region of Porta del Sol, and its artists, such as the Mayagüez master Marcos Irizarry (1936-1995) . Irizarry stood out for his contribution to the graphic arts and for being the first artists of Puerto Rico to venture into abstract art; He also established a strong link with UPRM since he was a Resident Artist during the last years of his life. The Marcos Irizarry Collection has more than 395 works that came to the UPRM through donations made by the artist, the Marcos Irizarry Foundation and private donations. MUSA's collection is composed of works on paper, painting, mixed media, engraving plates, objects, photographs and other documentation. In order to present their extensive collection in its entirety, MUSA plans to hold several exhibitions during the next few years, starting in autumn 2017 with an exhibition dedicated to 6 impressive murals that Marcos made at different periods of his artistic career. It will be the first time that these works will be exhibited, so it is required that they be submitted to conservation work, photo documentation, assembly and installation by professionals in the field. Help MUSA make this project come to life and in the conservation and dissemination of the work of Marcos Irizarry for the enjoyment of this and future generations!