The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture Where Preservation Meets Inspiration 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.
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It tells the story of the contributions of people from Puerto Rico in the making of this city and of this nation. It is a cultural center for all people. 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.

Temporarily closed

07/12/2021
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07/12/2021

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You still have time to enjoy Barrio Arts Fest (we close at 5pm)! Food, live music, DJ and original art… Thank you to all...
07/11/2021

You still have time to enjoy Barrio Arts Fest (we close at 5pm)! Food, live music, DJ and original art… Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters❤️ Que Viva Puerto Rico!

You can still make it. We are open until 5pm today! Barrio Arts Fest 2021 ❤️
07/11/2021

You can still make it. We are open until 5pm today! Barrio Arts Fest 2021 ❤️

Barrio Arts Fest 2021!
07/11/2021

Barrio Arts Fest 2021!

07/11/2021

Great opening day of Barrio Arts Fest! Everything was moved inside today in preparation for the rain. Please come out today 7/11 from 11-5 pm and support our artist, artisans and local shops. Enjoy live music, great food and art. Thank you!

Barrio Arts Fest is happening! We hope to greet you for our reopening 😊
07/10/2021

Barrio Arts Fest is happening! We hope to greet you for our reopening 😊

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PUERTO RICAN ARTS AND CULTURE and BARRIO ART FEST                      JULY 10th & 11thCELEBRATIN...
07/08/2021

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PUERTO RICAN ARTS AND CULTURE and BARRIO ART FEST

JULY 10th & 11th
CELEBRATING the 20th ANNIVERSARY of
NMPRAC and BARRIO ART FEST, as well as the
25th ANNIVERSARY of LA BANDERAS and PASEO BORICUA, The WRIGHT COLLEGE Vocational/Educational Center and the Renovation of HUMBOLDT PARK!!!

WGN Adelante - Check it out!!
https://youtu.be/BL3Wis_K9IA

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PUERTO RICAN ARTS AND CULTURE and BARRIO ART FEST

JULY 10th & 11th
CELEBRATING the 20th ANNIVERSARY of
NMPRAC and BARRIO ART FEST, as well as the
25th ANNIVERSARY of LA BANDERAS and PASEO BORICUA, The WRIGHT COLLEGE Vocational/Educational Center and the Renovation of HUMBOLDT PARK!!!

WGN Adelante - Check it out!!
https://youtu.be/BL3Wis_K9IA

WE'RE BACK !!!Join Us as we kick-off our REOPENING at BARRIO ARTS FESTJULY 10th & 11thThis will be a great fiesta celebr...
06/08/2021

WE'RE BACK !!!

Join Us as we kick-off our REOPENING at BARRIO ARTS FEST

JULY 10th & 11th

This will be a great fiesta celebrating our 20th Anniversary
as well as the
25th Anniversary of La Banderas and Paseo Boricua,
the Humboldt Park Library,
the Humboldt Park Vocational/Educational Center
and the Renovation of HUMBOLDT PARK
*bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes to enjoy the live musical performances.

WE'RE BACK !!!

Join Us as we kick-off our REOPENING at BARRIO ARTS FEST

JULY 10th & 11th

This will be a great fiesta celebrating our 20th Anniversary
as well as the
25th Anniversary of La Banderas and Paseo Boricua,
the Humboldt Park Library,
the Humboldt Park Vocational/Educational Center
and the Renovation of HUMBOLDT PARK
*bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes to enjoy the live musical performances.

Another one of our our Ceiba Award Recipients that is deserving of every recognition… the fabulous Rita Moreno! #Orgullo...
06/05/2021

Another one of our our Ceiba Award Recipients that is deserving of every recognition… the fabulous Rita Moreno! #OrgulloBoricua #WepaRita 🇵🇷

Congrats to our 2019 Ceiba Award recipient, Jimmy Smits on receiving his well deserved Walk of Fame recognition. Congrat...
06/03/2021

Congrats to our 2019 Ceiba Award recipient, Jimmy Smits on receiving his well deserved Walk of Fame recognition. Congrats Jimmy! #walkoffame ⭐️#Intheheights #CeibaAwardRecipient 🇵🇷 #OrgulloBoricua

Congrats to our 2019 Ceiba Award recipient, Jimmy Smits on receiving his well deserved Walk of Fame recognition. Congrats Jimmy! #walkoffame ⭐️#Intheheights #CeibaAwardRecipient 🇵🇷 #OrgulloBoricua

On May 20th we hosted our first event and outing watching the private screening of “In the Heights” with the amazingly t...
05/22/2021

On May 20th we hosted our first event and outing watching the private screening of “In the Heights” with the amazingly talented Quiara Alegria Hudes and wonderful supporters. It’s a MUST SEE movie! We cried, laughed and left dancing. Get ready to go with your family and friends on June 11th. You will also love Quiara’s best-selling book, “My Broken Language,” her writing style is so relatable, poetic and breathtaking; the perfect summer read. Thank you Luis and Lin Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Warner Bros.#InTheHeights #MyBrokenLanguage

Barrio Arts Fest 2021 - July 10th & 11thEvery year Barrio Arts Fest, in addition to the artists/vendors, offers workshop...
05/21/2021

Barrio Arts Fest 2021 - July 10th & 11th

Every year Barrio Arts Fest, in addition to the artists/vendors, offers workshops for the entire family. This year Barrio Arts Fest is a celebration of all things Humboldt Park. In addition to traditional ​dance and ​musical performances​, there are many wonderful experiences that the whole family can enjoy.

#nmprac #barrio #artist #museum #festival #festivalseason #humboldtpark #puertorico #celebration #anniversary #historical #Culture

Barrio Arts Fest 2021 - July 10th & 11th

Every year Barrio Arts Fest, in addition to the artists/vendors, offers workshops for the entire family. This year Barrio Arts Fest is a celebration of all things Humboldt Park. In addition to traditional ​dance and ​musical performances​, there are many wonderful experiences that the whole family can enjoy.

#nmprac #barrio #artist #museum #festival #festivalseason #humboldtpark #puertorico #celebration #anniversary #historical #Culture

Fundación Flamboyán announcing the #LetrasBoricuas Fellowship, in association with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for ...
05/17/2021

Fundación Flamboyán announcing the #LetrasBoricuas Fellowship, in association with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for writers and poets in Puerto Rico and throughout the Puerto Rican diaspora! Apply before June 20: www.letrasboricuas.org Fundación Flamboyán

#letrasboricuas #writer #poetsandwriters #poets #puertorico #scholarship #diaspora

Fundación Flamboyán announcing the #LetrasBoricuas Fellowship, in association with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for writers and poets in Puerto Rico and throughout the Puerto Rican diaspora! Apply before June 20: www.letrasboricuas.org Fundación Flamboyán

#letrasboricuas #writer #poetsandwriters #poets #puertorico #scholarship #diaspora

Thank you Americans for the Arts for highlighting our CEO and incredible museum.
04/13/2021
Member Spotlight: Billy Ocasio

Thank you Americans for the Arts for highlighting our CEO and incredible museum.

Under Ocasio’s leadership, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture has tripled its budget, grown staffing, and seen visitor attendance increase 67%.

Join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Carmen Dolores Hernández on Ricardo Alegría, who widened our understanding of ...
04/12/2021
Taller PuertorriqueñoEl Corazón Cultural del BarrioRicardo Alegría: His Cultural Legacy

Join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Carmen Dolores Hernández on Ricardo Alegría, who widened our understanding of what it means to be Puerto Rican. His pioneering scholarship showed us the essential elements of Puerto Rican culture. In the first half of the twentieth century, academia did not acknowledge Puerto Rican culture and identity. His writings on African and indigenous history and folklore and his study and practice of preservation of arts, artifacts, and local practices became central to the study and appreciation of Puerto Rican heritage.

Celebrate the centennial of his life with a presentation of his accomplishments by Dr. Carmen Dolores Hernández, author of Ricardo Alegría: Una vida. Dr. Hernández is a free-lance journalist, specializing in literature, who has been publishing weekly book reviews since 1981 and has authored and edited multiple books. She has interviewed many leading figures in Spanish and Latin American literature such as Nobel Prize winner and novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. Dr. Hernández has a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.A. from New York University’s program in Spain.

Brought to you by Taller Puertorriqueño, The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, and The Ricardo Alegría Centennial Celebration Committee of Puerto Rico.

FREE REGISTRATION: https://tallerpr.org/event/ricardo-alegria-his-cultural-leg

This Saturday, April 17 @ 2PM - 4PM (CST)

Join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Carmen Dolores Hernández on Ricardo Alegría, who widened our understanding of what it means to be Puerto Rican. His pioneering scholarship showed us the essential elements of Puerto Rican culture. In the first half of the twentieth century, academia ...

One more week! 📚 🇵🇷FREE Event Registration: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/mybrokenlanguageWe hope you join us as we celebra...
04/08/2021
Virtual Author Conversation: Quiara Alegría Hudes & Esmeralda Santiago - Crowdcast

One more week! 📚 🇵🇷

FREE Event Registration: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/mybrokenlanguage

We hope you join us as we celebrate these two powerful Puerto Rican women for their creative contributions to our culture!

If you still need to purchase My Broken Language you can do so directly from Quiara's publisher at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/548314/my-broken-language-by-quiara-alegria-hudes/

OR support local and buy through Chicago's Women & Children First, one of the largest feminist book stores in the country at
https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9780399590047

Register now for Women & Children First's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Thursday April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm CDT.

How to Spend Three Days in Vieques Our physical travels may be limited at this time, but it doesn't stop us from taking ...
03/27/2021
NMPRAC Vieques Final

How to Spend Three Days in Vieques

Our physical travels may be limited at this time, but it doesn't stop us from taking a virtual trip to our Isla del Encanto. We enlisted Jessica van Dop DeJesus, the author of the book, The Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico, to take us on a tour of Puerto Rico and take us on a journey along the different geographical regions of the island.

In this episode, Jessica is taking us to Vieques, an island located off the East Coast of mainland Puerto Rico. Here are some suggestions on where to go, what to see, and where to eat when you spend three days in Vieques.

We hope you enjoy the video!

https://youtu.be/k4TP7e_iwuQ

MARK YOUR CALENDARS ‼️Join NMPRAC and Women & Children First for a virtual author conversation led by Esmeralda Santiago...
03/25/2021

MARK YOUR CALENDARS ‼️

Join NMPRAC and Women & Children First for a virtual author conversation led by Esmeralda Santiago to honor Quiara Alegría Hudes’ latest book, My Broken Language: A Memoir.

Thursday, April 15 - 7pm CT

Via W&CF’s Crowdcast Channel - REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/mybrokenlanguage

About the book:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia Barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.

Quiara Alegría Hudes was a sharp-eyed girl on the stairs while her family danced in her grandmother’s tight North Philly kitchen. She was awed by her aunts and uncles and cousins, but haunted by the secrets of the family and the unspoken, untold stories of the barrio—even as she tried to find her own voice in the sea of language around her, written and spoken, English and Spanish, bodies and books, Western art and sacred altars. Her family became her private pantheon, a gathering circle of powerful orisha-like women with tragic real-world wounds, and she vowed to tell their stories—but first she’d have to get off the stairs and join the dance. She’d have to find her language.

Weaving together Hudes’ love of books with the stories of her family, the lessons of North Philly with those of Yale, this is an inspired exploration of home, memory, and belonging—narrated by an obssessed girl who fought to become an artist so she could capture the world she loved in all its wild and delicate beauty. - (book block)

Connect with us as we celebrate these two powerful Puerto Rican women for their creative contributions to our culture! 🇵🇷💕📚

MARK YOUR CALENDARS ‼️

Join NMPRAC and Women & Children First for a virtual author conversation led by Esmeralda Santiago to honor Quiara Alegría Hudes’ latest book, My Broken Language: A Memoir.

Thursday, April 15 - 7pm CT

Via W&CF’s Crowdcast Channel - REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/mybrokenlanguage

About the book:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia Barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.

Quiara Alegría Hudes was a sharp-eyed girl on the stairs while her family danced in her grandmother’s tight North Philly kitchen. She was awed by her aunts and uncles and cousins, but haunted by the secrets of the family and the unspoken, untold stories of the barrio—even as she tried to find her own voice in the sea of language around her, written and spoken, English and Spanish, bodies and books, Western art and sacred altars. Her family became her private pantheon, a gathering circle of powerful orisha-like women with tragic real-world wounds, and she vowed to tell their stories—but first she’d have to get off the stairs and join the dance. She’d have to find her language.

Weaving together Hudes’ love of books with the stories of her family, the lessons of North Philly with those of Yale, this is an inspired exploration of home, memory, and belonging—narrated by an obssessed girl who fought to become an artist so she could capture the world she loved in all its wild and delicate beauty. - (book block)

Connect with us as we celebrate these two powerful Puerto Rican women for their creative contributions to our culture! 🇵🇷💕📚

Take a road trip along the East Coast of Puerto Rico with The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. Our phys...
03/17/2021
NMPRAC East

Take a road trip along the East Coast of Puerto Rico with
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

Our physical travels may be limited at this time, but it doesn't stop us from taking a virtual trip to our Isla del Encanto. We enlisted Jessica van Dop DeJesus, the author of the book, The Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico, to take us on a tour of Puerto Rico and take us on a journey along the different geographical regions of the island.

This time we went to the East Coast of Puerto Rico. From the beaches to Fajardo to El Yunque, there is so much to see in this part of Puerto Rico. Jessica takes us to eat frituras at the popular Kioskos de Luquillo and shows the natural beauty of the beaches of Humacao

#puertorico #elyunque #travel #Humacao #islandlife #islandvibes #beach #miorgullo #virtualtour #nmprac #museum #kioskosdeluquillo #fyp #youtube #youtubechannel

02/17/2021
02/17/2021
Let NMPRAC Help You Journey Through Puerto Rico, Visit the "WEST COAST".The Beaches of Cabo Rojo, Surfing in Rincón.Maya...
01/21/2021
NMPRAC West Final

Let NMPRAC Help You Journey Through Puerto Rico, Visit the "WEST COAST".

The Beaches of Cabo Rojo, Surfing in Rincón.
Mayaguez, home to one of the most renowned Universities in the Caribbean, also has Ice Cream flavors of the island and great Bakeries.

Explore the "WEST COAST" of the Island.

#puertorico #puertoricanfood #puertoricowestcoast #miislabonita #bakeries #rinconpuertorico #caborojo #mayaguez #nmprac #caribbean

ESCAPE TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICONEVER BEEN TO PUERTO RICO? Let NMPRAC Help You Escape and Get Started in "SAN JUAN".Explo...
01/14/2021
ESCAPE TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

ESCAPE TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

NEVER BEEN TO PUERTO RICO? Let NMPRAC Help You Escape and Get Started in "SAN JUAN".

Explore the Capital of the Island, but leave the diet at home and walk the cobblestone streets of Old San!

#puertorico #puertoricanfood #miislabonita #sanjuan #sanjuanpuertorico #sanjuanislands #chicago #cobblestonestreets #cobblestone #nmprac

NEVER BEEN TO PUERTO RICO? Let NMPRAC Help You Escape and Get Started in "SAN JUAN".Explore the Capital of the Island, but leave the diet at home and walk th...

Free Covid testing - Tuesday, Jan 12th from 9am - 4pm.
01/06/2021

Free Covid testing - Tuesday, Jan 12th from 9am - 4pm.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 @ 3015 W. Division (Parking Lot) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
✅Nasal swab testing will be available
✅No insurance necessary
✅Results in less than a week
For more information, call (773) 799-8219 or email [email protected]

Escape to the Center of Puerto Rico Our physical travels may be limited at this time, but it doesn't stop us from taking...
01/06/2021
NMPRAC Center

Escape to the Center of Puerto Rico

Our physical travels may be limited at this time, but it doesn't stop us from taking a virtual trip to our Isla del Encanto. We enlisted Jessica van Dop DeJesus, the author of the book, The Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico, to take us on a tour of Puerto Rico and take us on a journey along the different geographical regions of the island.

In this video, we head to El Centro, the center of Puerto Rico. El campo, la montaña is the heart of the island and its culinary traditions. Have lechón in Guavate, take in Casa Vieja's views in Ciales, or head to Lares for their famous ice cream and coffee.

We hope you enjoy this video and hope we can all travel back to the island soon!

#puertorico #puertoricanfood #miislabonita #Travel #lechon #casavieja #Lares #elcentro

Title: Escape to the Center of Puerto Rico : Central Puerto RicoOur physical travels may be limited at this time, but it doesn't stop us from taking a virtua...

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