Inspiration for our new website
The headers and homepage for our new website as well as our 2019 newsletter were inspired by the murals by Martanoemí Noriega that are painted on the exterior walls of the museum.
A colorful mural called “Contribution of Afro-Antilleans to the development of the country”, created by the Panamanian artist Marta Noemí Noriega, was inaugurated in the Afro-Antillean Museum, as part of the celebrations of the month of the Black Ethnicity.
Martanoemí Noriega is a visual artist who was born in Panama in 1985. Since 2004, she has developed social and cultural projects on a national and international scale. She has taught workshops in England, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Malaysia and has painted murals in several countries of Latin America and Europe
The Mayor’s Office of Panama, together with the Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP), inaugurated the pictorial work that collects portraits of the culture, traditions and contributions of Afro-descendants and Afro-Caribbean people in the development and growth of Panama.
The president of SAMAAP, Melva Lowe de Goodin, highlighted the importance and effort that it took to carry out this work in the museum, and stressed that “We want to make visible the contributions of the Afro-Antillean people to the development of the country with this wall.”
Marta Noemí Noriega is a Panamanian multidisciplinary artist. She mixes various media and different themes. Inspired by poetry and art, she explores the deepest dimensions of the political and social fields.
She dedicates her murals to children and their education. The artist fights strongly against social injustice.
Noriega has participated in many workshops where encouraging children to express their creativity and imagination.
An innate teacher keeps children interested in art and shows them how creativity can increase confidence and personal skills to make their community a better place.
This artist deeply believes in cultural heroism and uses her art to share her vision with the world.
The Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama, located in Calidonia, opened its doors to the public in 1980, in honor of the men and women who traveled from the Caribbean to build the railway and the Panama Canal.
A year ago, the National Institute of Culture (INAC) handed over this restored cultural site which, in its museography, tells of the significance and legacy of the Afro-Antilleans to the isthmus.