Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Walter Mercado (1932 – 2019) was Latin America’s beloved spiritual advisor, best known for his astrology television shows. His daily horoscope readings and flamboyant persona captivated the attention of millions of Spanish-speaking people worldwide. Mercado’s fluid blend of beliefs and gender presented an expansive alternative to the traditional Catholic practices of many Latin American cultures.
Visit this Walter Mercado pop-up exhibition to learn more about Walter through a collection of his personal items.
These textiles and artifacts are part of the Museum’s permanent collection.