The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture Where Preservation Meets Inspiration

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Vision: A Cultural Center for All People

NMPRAC is about the past, present and future. It provides a one-of-a-kind showcase for the vast array of traditional and contemporary Puerto Rican arts. It tells the story of the contributions of people from Puerto Rico in the making of this city and of this nation. By virtue of its location, in the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community, IPRAC offers a

unique insight into the Puerto Rican experience that is not offered by any other institution; a facility that can merge major art, historic and anthropological exhibitions with authentic community lectures and workshops.

01/07/2024

We had a great kick-off to the opening of the “¡Taíno Vive! Caribbean Indigenous Resistance” an exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Field Museum and the Concilio Taíno Guatu Ma Cu-a Borikén. If you missed it we hope you could visit us Tuesday- Friday from 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm.

We’re grateful for the visit of our elected officials this week and their unwavering support… Congresswoman Delia Ramirez, Senator Omar Aquino, State Representative Lilian Jimenez, Alderperson Jessie Fuentes, and Judge Jesse G. Reyes. Your dedication to our community is truly appreciated! 🙌🏼🇵🇷

A big thank you to our dedicated Board of Directors and hardworking Museum Team for their tireless efforts in providing the best experience for all our visitors… Billy, Mike, Yesica, Alyssa, Elias, Veronica, Anaís, Ignaik, and Maria, as well as our interns Gabriel and Allison.🎉💐

We are also immensely grateful to artist Cristian Roldán .aponte for the incredible mural, talented artisans Jesse and Maria Sanchez for constructing the life-size Bohío. Our installation experts Jose and Adrian Lara you are superstars ✨Your contributions have truly made our museum shine!🙏🏽 Thanks to Maraliz Salgado for opening our exhibition with a Taíno blessing, acknowledging the land we are on, our ancestors and our Taíno people.

Please continue to support small Boricua owned businesses, organizations and our gift shop vendors/artists. When you visit us spend the day on Paseo Boricua enjoying great food, art and murals! 👩🏽‍🎨🇵🇷🎨🎭🖼️

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Need a great laugh? You must see this hilarious show written and performed by Eli Castro and produced by The Mikey O Sho...
01/07/2024

Need a great laugh? You must see this hilarious show written and performed by Eli Castro and produced by The Mikey O Show.

A few spots left!
01/07/2024

A few spots left!

Unleash your imagination and create Taino-inspired pieces using air dry clay.

This is Boricua Artist Cristian J. Roldan Aponte .aponte - He recently completed a detailed mural installation leading u...
01/06/2024

This is Boricua Artist Cristian J. Roldan Aponte .aponte - He recently completed a detailed mural installation leading up to the second floor gallery inspired by the Taíno petroglyphs and resistance to colonization. Please give him a follow and come experience his amazing work of art. We are grateful for .aponte! Support our Boricua Artist 📸 credit: Kim Potowski

¡Felicidades! We hope to see you today Jan. 6th from 10am - 2pm. We will be celebrating Three Kings with the opening of ...
01/06/2024

¡Felicidades! We hope to see you today Jan. 6th from 10am - 2pm. We will be celebrating Three Kings with the opening of our new exhibition ¡Taíno Vive! Come meet and support our Gift Shop Artisan Vendors, enjoy making Taino Inspired arts and crafts, we will also have food and hot chocolate for sale. 👑👑👑 🇵🇷 Que sigue la tradición.

We are grateful for our friends Jon Seda  his wife Lisa and their family who have been great supporters of our work at t...
01/04/2024

We are grateful for our friends Jon Seda his wife Lisa and their family who have been great supporters of our work at the Museum. Jon Seda starred in many films and TV shows (to name a few… “I Like It Like That,” “Selena,” “Chicago PD” and currently “La Brea” on - must watch). They were visiting Chicago and did their annual trip to our Museum, which we love. Did you know he is also a Ceiba Award Recipient (2018)?! 🙌🏼🇵🇷 Thank you Jon, Lisa and familia for all your love and support. We appreciate you…🇵🇷Wepa!

01/04/2024
01/01/2024

We look forward to hosting you in 2024… Happy New Year!

Looking for something to do in January? Want to explore your creativity, learn more about Puerto Rican art and culture? ...
12/28/2023

Looking for something to do in January? Want to explore your creativity, learn more about Puerto Rican art and culture? Checkout our new exhibition opening Jan. 6th and register now for fun and engaging programming. 🇵🇷🙌🏼

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your contribution to the success of 2023! Your support has been invaluable, and we couldn't have achieved it without you. As we gear up for 2024, we are excited about elevating our visitor experience and expanding our educational programming to provide enriching...

12/23/2023

Celebrate Three Kings with us on Jan. 6th from 10am - 2pm. This will be a special day as we open our new collaborative exhibit with and celebrate Three Kings Day, with free tours, one of a kind merchandise from our gift shop vendors, food, hot chocolate, and free Taíno inspired arts and crafts. It's the perfect event for the family to enjoy together! Don't miss out.

We got a visit today from our Puerto Rican grinch! Great job on the make-up
12/22/2023

We got a visit today from our Puerto Rican grinch! Great job on the make-up

12/21/2023

📣ANNOUNCEMENT!📣

So honored and excited to be creating an ✨exclusive✨ collection of adornments that will coincide with this upcoming exhibition “¡Taino Vive!” for sale at The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture!

Stay tuned for a beautiful opening collection + exhibition in January 2024!💛💛💛

12/19/2023
Coming Soon! The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance ¡Taino Vive!” in ...
12/14/2023

Coming Soon!
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance ¡Taino Vive!” in collaboration with the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and The Field Museum Field Museum tells the story of the Caribbean from the perspective of indigenous survival and resistance.

In 1492, it was the Indigenous Taíno peoples of the northern Caribbean islands, who discovered Christopher Columbus. This encounter set in motion an invasion by Spanish soldiers, priests, and colonists that devastated Taíno civilization and decimated the Taíno population. By the 1550s, colonial officials assumed Taíno peoples had become extinct.

In reality, the Taíno and their culture resisted, survived, and continue to make an impact around the world today.

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is proud to host the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance ¡Taino Vive!” starting January 6, 2024. Come explore the incredible history of these Spanish and English-speaking islands and the impact and legacy of Caribbean Indigenous knowledge throughout the world!

  The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Chicago to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition in collaboration with The Field Museum The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture will host “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance / Resistencia indígena del Caribe ¡Taíno Vive!” Ja...

Que Bonita Bandera…Paseo Boricua Flag lit up for the Holidays. So grateful to our  Alderperson  for taking our community...
12/10/2023

Que Bonita Bandera…Paseo Boricua Flag lit up for the Holidays. So grateful to our Alderperson for taking our community to new heights.
History Maker! 🇵🇷❤️ Wepa!
Photo Credit: Billy Ocasio

12/04/2023

Celebrating the Christmas season with our partners Hecho en Puerto Rico at Hacienda Lealtad in Lares, Puerto Rico. 🇵🇷🎄🎶 Enjoy this parranda con Los Pleneros del Callejón (please follow and support).

Felicidades!!
12/03/2023

Felicidades!!

Es la primera vez que un filme puertorriqueño recibe esta nominación en España

On World AIDS Day, we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the PRCC’s Vida/SIDA Program  , recognizing their incredible wo...
12/02/2023

On World AIDS Day, we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the PRCC’s Vida/SIDA Program , recognizing their incredible work and comprehensive services for the LGBTQ+ community. It was a privilege to have Dr. Wilfred Labiosa, CEO of Waves Ahead in Puerto Rico, join us. Waves Ahead is a community center that advocates for and provides services for older adults in the LGBT+ community. During the event, Dr. Labiosa also shared insights from his new book, "The LGBTQ Cuban Revolution." We were also humbled and honored to have Aysha E. Schomburg, the Great Granddaughter of the legendary Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, in attendance. We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with both Dr. Labiosa and Aysha Schomburg in 2024.

This incredible short video was produced by HITN honoring Puerto Rican Pioneers. Among the honorees our President & CEO,...
11/30/2023

This incredible short video was produced by HITN honoring Puerto Rican Pioneers. Among the honorees our President & CEO, Billy Ocasio. Thank you to HITN and their President, Mike Nieves as well as Perri Irmer President & CEO of the The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center for being strong advocates for our Museum. Wepa!! Congratulations to all the recipients... Hon. José Rivera, Dr. Lourdes Ramos Rivas, Ramón Figueroa Sorrentini & Irmgard Iglesias, and Olga Méndez (posthumous award).

Billy Ocasio has served as the President and CEO of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture for the past nine years. A former politician who ser...

Our second floor gallery is being prepped for our next exhibition! Stay tuned, we will announce in the next few days 👀! ...
11/30/2023

Our second floor gallery is being prepped for our next exhibition! Stay tuned, we will announce in the next few days 👀! It will take all of December to transform the space.

If you’re in Chicago, check out El Mercado del Pueblo every weekend in December.
11/30/2023

If you’re in Chicago, check out El Mercado del Pueblo every weekend in December.

Sip, shop, and Savor the Season! 🎄🎶 Join us every weekend in December from 1-5pm at El Mercado del Pueblo for FREE coquito tasting 🧉🧉

With your support, we can keep our doors open and continue offering free admission to everyone! 🆓💙 Your generosity matte...
11/27/2023

With your support, we can keep our doors open and continue offering free admission to everyone! 🆓💙 Your generosity matters, whether it's a small contribution, liking our page or spreading the word. 🙌 Click the link below to make a donation and ensure our museum remains accessible to all. 🌟 Thank you for being a part of our mission! 😊🎗️

Donate: https://nmprac.org/donate/

11/25/2023

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3015 W Division Street
Chicago, IL
60622

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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(773) 486-8345

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