Rafael Tufiño, La Plena

Originally made as a backdrop for the 1957 film La Plena, this mural celebrates the people and music of Puerto Rico.

Rafael Tufiño, La Plena, 1952–54, oil on masonite, 15 x 30 feet (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan) © Rafael Tufiño. Speakers: Dr. Tamara Díaz Calcaño and Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank


Additional resources

This work at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

La Plena (1957), directed by Amílcar Tirado

Listen to plenas performed by Canario y Su Grupo on YouTube

Cite this page as: Dr. Tamara Díaz Calcaño and Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank, "Rafael Tufiño, La Plena," in Smarthistory, November 20, 2023, accessed May 19, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/rafael-tufino-la-plena/.