In conjunction with the exhibition Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness, 516 ARTS and Three Sisters Kitchen welcome guest Chef Marc Quiñones for two special events: a full course dinner in the museum surrounded by the exhibition, and a hands-on cooking workshop. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Chef Marc Quiñones grew up immersed in his Puerto Rican heritage watching his mother and grandmother cook delicious dishes from as far back as he can remember. He graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Prior to taking over the helm as Executive Chef at Hotel Andaluz he served as Chef of the Historic Inn & Spa at Loretto in Downtown Santa Fe. He has been featured on Food Network twice competing in Cutthroat Kitchen and on Chopped. He was crowned New Mexico’s “Chef of the Year” in 2017 by The New Mexico Restaurant Association and most recently was featured in Forbes Magazine. Chef Quiñones has also spent time working in New Orleans, Louisiana, Los Angeles, California, New York City and Kona, Hawaii.

Dinner: Saturday, September 22, 7pm at 516 ARTS

Join Chef Quinõnes along with exhibition curator Josie Lopez for an exceptional meal with wine pairings and lively conversation about art, activism and Puerto Rican culture.

Location: 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW Downtown ABQ •
Tickets: $85 / $75 members Purchase tickets at 505-242-1445,

Workshop: Sunday, September 30, 4-7pm at Three Sisters Kitchen

Sign up for a unique, hands-on cooking workshop in Albuquerque’s new home-grown test kitchen, Three Sisters Kitchen. Learn about the ingredients, stories and history of traditional Puerto Rican recipes with a modern are. Students work in small groups on separate dishes and come together at the end to eat a delicious meal with the Chef. Three Sisters Kitchen is a welcoming space that celebrates and supports local food producers year-round, promotes a healthy community, and offers meaningful opportunities to engage in the local food system.

Location: Three Sisters Kitchen, 102 Gold Ave. SW Downtown ABQ •
Fee: $60 / $50 members
Register: 505-242-1445,

Pop-Up Lunches with Rosebar

In conjunction with the exhibition Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness, 516 ARTS has teamed up with Rosebar, a local farm-to-table catering company, to offer lunches in the museum at a temporary lunch counter, with a menu inspired by Puerto Rico.


Pernil (roast pork) with chimichurri mayo

Local greens and pickled onions on Rosebar focaccia

Roasted cauliflower with chimichurri mayo

Local greens and queso blanco on Rosebar focaccia

Seasonal salad

Polvorones (wedding cookies)

Thursday & Friday, September 13 & 14 11:30am – 1:30pm

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