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El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio El Museo del Barrio is the United States' First Latino and Latin American Arts Museum

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dyna

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dyna

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 is now OPEN (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) | Get tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org Amarise Carreras is a photo-based artist who...
11/02/2022

is now OPEN (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) | Get tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org

Amarise Carreras is a photo-based artist who incorporates performance and collaborative practices in their work. Drawing on traditions and knowledge passed down by their bisabuela (great-grandmother), they create altar-like tableaus using common household objects, fruits, spices, and other natural materials. Constructed in the studio, these ephemeral installations are documented in Carreras’s carefully composed photographs, whose rich, saturated tones evoke a painterly quality. Color and texture are highlighted through the placement of each of the elements, which bear deep personal, cultural, and spiritual symbolism, as well as bodily associations. Liquids are poured, fruits are squeezed, and flower petals are cupped by hands which enter the compositional frame in offering. In a previous performance, actual oranges were used to anoint Her winds and tides bring figures home, whose poetic title reflects Carrera’s reverence for Boricua women. Framed in a found door adorned with oyster shells, the stains of this offering remain visible.

🎨 Amarise Carreras, Molido Mojado (detail) (annatto, florida water, and red clay), 2022 Digital photography. Courtesy of the artist.

10/07/2022
Identity Reimagined: Reframing La Colección

Join El Museo del Barrio for a special symposium dedicated to new scholarship that rethinks the critical histories that have shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Together, we will contextualize El Museo’s unique intersection of art, activism, and Latinx culture.
This conversation, made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art, marks the launch of El Museo’s most ambitious Permanent Collection study and initiative in over a decade.
2:30pm | INTRODUCTION
El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial team will share an introduction and overview of the symposium and the significance of the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Participants include:
– Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio
– Susanna V. Temkin, Curator, El Museo del Barrio
3:00pm | FEATURED SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER
El Museo’s featured speaker Adriana Zavala will explore histories of collecting and exhibiting Latinx art—as a category and concept that falls betwixt and between hegemonic frameworks—in museums and other art institutions across the United States.
– Adriana Zavala, Executive Director of the U.S. Latinx Art Forum; Associate Professor in art history and race, colonialism, and diaspora studies at Tufts University; and the current Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
4:00pm | NUYORICAN HISTORIES AND PUERTO RICAN VANGUARDS
This panel will cover East Harlem art networks such as En Foco and Taller Boricua, the importance of print culture and photography in Nuyorican activism, and Puerto Rican vanguards and their afterlives. Participants include:
– Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
– Serda Yalkin, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University
– Melissa M. Ramos Borges, Professor, Art History and Theory, University of Puerto Rico (Mayagüez and Río Piedras)
Moderator: Lee Sessions, Permanent Collections Associate Curat

 | Get your tickets TODAY to view 'Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective.' Tickets available at elmuseo.org...
07/29/2022

| Get your tickets TODAY to view 'Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective.' Tickets available at elmuseo.org! (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm)

"The ambitious exhibition turns the spotlight on the museum’s founder, who continues to make radical and compelling work at the age of 88. With this show, Montañez Ortiz’s legacy should be cemented both for his art as well as for the museum he started...Raphael Montañez Ortiz, despite his focus on destruction, has helped build for more than half a century a decolonized space. It isn’t perfect, but, in his retrospective, El Museo del Barrio rivals those museums with art that is formidable and challenging while still preserving space for beauty and wonder." - John Vincler for the
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 is back tomorrow July 28th from 6-9pm! Stop by El Museo for a night of musica, arte, cultura, y comida. RSVP at elmuseo...
07/27/2022

is back tomorrow July 28th from 6-9pm! Stop by El Museo for a night of musica, arte, cultura, y comida. RSVP at elmuseo.org. See below our schedule for tomorrow:
🎹 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ: A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE Explore the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

🏢 GALLERY TOURS (6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm) Join El Museo’s Educator Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez on a highlights tour of our exhibition on view.

🎨 PHOTO BOOTH (El Cafe) Stop by and take a photo at our special photo booth featuring artwork by artist Cleofus !

☀️ SUMMER MARKET (Lobby) Featuring local vendors ; ; ; and . Be sure to also check out a special catalog sale by La Tienda for only $1.

🌯 FOOD BY PLANT MATERIA AND DRINKS (El Cafe) Enjoy tasty plant-based food for sale by Plant Materia , featuring empanadas, arroz con gandules, and more. Beer and wine will also be for sale.
🎶 DJS PAM JONES AND NINA SKY (Courtyard) Muevete to the sounds of funk, R&B, house and electro with Pam Jones followed by a pop, reggae, and hip hop-fusion with recording artists Nicole and Natalie Albino AKA Nina Sky ! 🦂 DOMINOS HOSTED BY CAPICU! the Party (Courtyard) Get your dominos game on with our friends at Capicu! The Party

Night 2 of   is tomorrow July 28th from 6-9pm! Stop by El Museo for a night of musica, arte, cultura, y comida. RSVP at ...
07/27/2022

Night 2 of   is tomorrow July 28th from 6-9pm! Stop by El Museo for a night of musica, arte, cultura, y comida. RSVP at elmuseo.org. See our schedule for tomorrow's events:                                                                                                                                      🎹 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ: A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE
Explore the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

🏢 GALLERY TOURS  (6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm)
Join El Museo’s Educator Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez on a highlights tour of our exhibition on view.    

🎨 PHOTO BOOTH (El Cafe)
Stop by and take a photo at our special photo booth featuring artwork by artist Cleofus !  

☀️ SUMMER MARKET (Lobby)
Featuring local vendors Taina Carrion Perez ; Jennifer Rios ; Sara and Vivian ; and Elsie Deliz . Be sure to also check out a special catalog sale by La Tienda for only $1.

🌯 FOOD BY PLANT MATERIA AND DRINKS (El Cafe) Enjoy tasty plant-based food for sale by Plant Materia , featuring empanadas, arroz con gandules, and more. Beer and wine will also be for sale.
                                                                          🎶 DJS PAM JONES AND NINA SKY (Courtyard)
Muevete to the sounds of funk, R&B, house and electro with Pam Jones followed by a pop, reggae, and hip hop-fusion with recording artists Nicole and Natalie Albino AKA Nina Sky !

🦂 DOMINOS HOSTED BY CAPICU! the Party (Courtyard)
Get your dominos game on with our friends at Capicu! The Party

Photos courtesy of:

07/26/2022

| Get your tickets TODAY to view 'Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective.' Tickets available at elmuseo.org! (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm)

Also on display in this gallery are three examples of the artist's more recent large-scale assemblages, where he deconstructs model houses purchased online. Denoting a psychoanalytic inflection and a particu­lar interest in domestic contexts, these works refer to his early Archaeological Finds shown elsewhere in the exhibition. Works by artists Maria Teresa Hincapie and Laura Anderson Barbata address these notions from different perspectives - from a cathartic unleashing of the power of domestic objects to the recuperation of ancestral myths through a collective process as a form of healing for a Yanomami community that has been imperiled by the extractive exploitation of its ancestral lands.

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Our friends at the  present a virtual panel conversation entitled 'Puerto Rico Now!' on Thursday, July 28 at 4pm EST. Pu...
07/25/2022

Our friends at the present a virtual panel conversation entitled 'Puerto Rico Now!' on Thursday, July 28 at 4pm EST.

Puerto Rico holds an extraordinary place in the world, encompassing a variety of stories and experiences. What lessons do its creatives and thinkers offer today—and for the future?

Join Dr. Elizabeth Alexander (President, Mellon Foundation), Alana Casanova-Burgess (Host and Producer of the WNYC and Futuro Media podcast, La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience), Dr. Yarimar Bonilla (Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York City ), and Daniel Lind-Ramos (Sculptor and Painter) for a discussion about Puerto Rico Now—its powerful multiplicity, its many lessons, and much more.

INFO: Thursday, July 28 at 4pm EST(Virtual). RSVP at link in bio.
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🎨 Miguel Luciano, “Studebaker, Plátanos y Machete (detail),” 2017, MADMi, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Join us for the first night of  tomorrow July 21st from 6-9pm! Stop by El Museo for a night of musica, arte, cultura, y ...
07/20/2022

Join us for the first night of tomorrow July 21st from 6-9pm! Stop by El Museo for a night of musica, arte, cultura, y comida. RSVP at elmuseo.org. See our schedule for tomorrow's events:

🎹 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ: A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE
Explore the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

🏢 GALLERY TOURS (6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm)
Join El Museo’s Educator Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez on a highlights tour of our exhibition on view.

🎨 PHOTO BOOTH (104th Street)
Take a photo at our special photo booth featuring artwork by artist Kay Love !

☀️ SUMMER MARKET (Courtyard)
Featuring local vendors Taina Carrion Perez ; Jennifer Rios ; Sara and Vivian ; and Natalia Serrano . Be sure to also check out a special catalog sale by La Tienda for only $1.

🌯 FOOD BY GABRIELA MARIPOSA AND DRINKS (El Café)
Enjoy tasty food for sale by Chef Gabriela Mariposa ! Beer and wine will also be for sale.

🖌 GRAFFITI WORKSHOP (104th Street)
Join artist Kay Love for a graffiti lettering art-making workshop and create your own tag name, a stylized personal signature.

🎶 DJs BEMBONA AND TAINA ENIYEKI (104th Street)
El Museo is taking Uptown Bounce to la calle with beats by DJs Bembona and Taina Enikeyi .enikeyi!

🦂 DOMINOS HOSTED BY CAPICU! the Party (104th Street)
Get your dominos game on with our friends at Capicu! The Party !

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 - Get ready for  with this highlight from our virtual gallery, 'Mi Barrio: Memories of Home,' in partnership with . For...
07/19/2022

- Get ready for with this highlight from our virtual gallery, 'Mi Barrio: Memories of Home,' in partnership with . For more images and stories, see link in bio!

“East 110th street is already famous. But the block parties were even more famous for the people who knew. Drug dealers or sometimes the community center would pay for a band to play salsa musica past 8pm and the cops didn’t bother us. The band playing against the building was La Eliminación, later becoming Conjunto Caoba. We would sell food and drink beer and celebrate vida and it was fun. You would find anything and everything going on during a block party. But everyone was humble. Everyone was family. It reminded us of being home…”

“Calle 110 este ya es famosa. Pero las fiestas en la calle eran aún más famosas para las personas que conocían. Los traficantes de dr**as o, a veces, el centro comunitario pagarían por una banda para tocar salsa después de las 8 p.m. y la policía no nos molestó. La banda que estaba tocando contra el edificio era La Eliminación, que luego se convirtió en Conjunto Caoba.Vendemos comida y bebemos cerveza y celebramos la vida y fue divertido. Encontrarías cualquier cosa y todo lo que sucede durante una fiesta en la calle. Pero todos eran humildes. Todos eran familia. Nos recordó a estar en casa.”

INFO: Submitted by Ashley Soleil and Santos Rodríguez. Papo Loco (in the glasses) dancing with a lady at the Block Party. East 110th Street and Lexington Avenue, early 1980s.

07/18/2022

Get your tickets TODAY! 'Raphael Montañéz Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective' on view now until September 11th! (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) Get tickets at elmuseo.org!

Physio-Pyscho-Alchemy is one of Montanez Ortiz's main contributions to contemporary art. This concept runs through several decades of his pro­duction, and in the 1980s it resulted in performative works that relied on shamanic healing, meditation, breathing, rituals, and the dream (psychoanalysis). As well as what Montanez Ortiz described as the Ethnoaesthetic, which constitute the underpinnings of this approach to art making. Documentation of several of these performative and participatory works spans a vast chronology and occupies a wall in this gallery.

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07/08/2022

On View NOW ‘Raphael Montañéz Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective’ - Get tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org!

In late February, El Museo del Barrio visited Raphael Montañez Ortiz's home studio for an intimate conversation about his childhood, spirituality, inspiration, and more. Check out this sneak peek.

Full video is on view in Las Galerías and exclusively on El Museo's digital guide on the Bloomberg Connects App. See 🔗 in bio.
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 is back (in-person)! Join us for an electric series of free summer block parties presented by El Museo del Barrio and M...
07/07/2022

is back (in-person)! Join us for an electric series of free summer block parties presented by El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York .

At El Museo, the series will honor Puerto Rican Imagination, inspired by the on-view exhibition, Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective featuring works by Nuyorican artist, educator, Museum founder, Raphael Montañez Ortiz. Gallery tours will be available throughout the evening.

🎶 Celebrate women’s empowerment with an impressive and energetic line-up of female DJ’s, including: and .enikeyi (July 21); (July 28); and and (August 4).

🁠 In partnership with Capicu! The Party , join us for Dominos on 104th Street (all dates)

🎨 Art-making workshops for all ages (all dates)

📸 Photo booth installation designed by local artists (all dates)
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INFO: Uptown Bounce 2022 at and | Thursdays, July 21, 28, and August 4 from 6-9pm | FREE, RSVP at elmuseo.org

 | El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, the first large-scale ...
06/22/2022

| El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, the first large-scale exhibition since 1988 dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Julieta González, the exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. This is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist.
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INFO: Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective | On View Now (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) | Get tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org | 📸

In honor of , we share David Hammons work "African American Flag" (1990). The work has become a symbol of Black pride, c...
06/20/2022

In honor of , we share David Hammons work "African American Flag" (1990). The work has become a symbol of Black pride, cultural affirmation, and recognition for generations.

More than 30 years ago, artist David Hammons debuted his work "African American Flag" (1990) at Amsterdam's Museum Overholland group show, "Black USA." The flag reflects both the United States flag and the Pan-African flag popularized by the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and African Communities League—the stars and stripes motif draw inspiration from the United States' Old Glory, while the red, black, and green colors reflect Pan-African movements. Hammons's method of combining these two flags serves as a social commentary on African Americans' deep and complicated history in the United States, honoring African Americans' contributions to the fabric of this country. The flag flew high above Studio Museum in Harlem for decades.
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🎨 David Hammons (b. 1943), "African American Flag," 2004. Collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

06/15/2022

In his PhD thesis, Montanez Ortiz defines the notion of Ethnoaesthetics as a strategy of resistance to the ''spurious'' or inauthentic nature of Western consumer culture. This concept is also understood as a decolonial strategy, a return to art's ''complex of prehistoric and historic root cultures'' and to nature, which in ancient cultures was considered as an ally and an essential element of cohesion in the commu­nity.

Following the colonial order and the genocide of native populations in the Americas, art made by Indigenous peoples was consigned to the ethno­graphic museum, where it was otherized and considered minor, worthy of study only as a manifesta­tion of so-called ''primitive cultures!' By challenging these notions and approaching the philosophical framework of these cultures - that is, the integra­tion of art and myth - Montanez Ortiz's feathered Maya Zemis refer to his own ethnic background. These seminal works are placed in the center of this gallery creating a dialogue with other artists presented here whose practices equally contribute to the destabilization of Western art historical nar­ratives.

Also on display, holdings from El Museo del Barrio's Taino collection point to the museum's core mission of connecting the Caribbean diaspora with its cultural background, something outlined in Montanez Ortiz's early vision for the institution.
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INFO: Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective | On View Now (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) | Get tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org | 🎥

06/14/2022

is back! Stop by El Museo TODAY from 6-9pm for arte, musica and cultura! See schedule below:

🎹 RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ: A CONTEXTUAL RETROSPECTIVE
6:00 – 9:00pm, Las Galerías
Explore the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

🎨 WEARABLE ART MAKING
6:00 – 9:00pm, Fifth Avenue
Stop by and create your own custom necklace using hardware, cords and recycled materials! 5 and up.

🎨 MONO-PRINT MAKING
6:00 – 9:00pm, Fifth Avenue
Use ink, rollers, and repurposed objects to create a one-of-a-kind mono-print! 5 and up.

🎶 DJ TAINA ENIYEKI
6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, Fifth Avenue
DJ Taina Enikeyi .enikeyi will be spinning Afro-Caribbean Boricua sazón with an incomparable New York flavor that makes you groove & move.

🏢 AROUND THE BLOCK TOUR
Tours at 6:30pm departing from Courtyard
Join El Museo’s Educator Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez on a walking tour of El Barrio.

🎶 JOSE TROMBONE & HIS CONJUNTO RUMBON
6:30pm, and 7:30pm, Fifth Avenue 
Join Jose Trombone & his Conjunto Rumbon as they bring the iconic salsa gorda sound!

Video courtesy of .enikeyi

Celebrating Puerto Rican heritage and legacy today and always! 🇵🇷...📸 Hiram Maristany. The march to free the Panther 21,...
06/12/2022

Celebrating Puerto Rican heritage and legacy today and always! 🇵🇷
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📸 Hiram Maristany. The march to free the Panther 21, 1969.

 | The Museum Mile Festival (in-person) is back! El Museo celebrates the spring opening of Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Con...
06/07/2022

| The Museum Mile Festival (in-person) is back! El Museo celebrates the spring opening of Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, with bilingual tours of the exhibition, interactive art-making workshops led by Museum educators, and highlight tours of El Barrio.

The evening will also feature a live musical performance by Jose Trombone & Conjunto Rumbon bringing the iconic salsa gorda sound that emerged in New York City during the golden era of salsa, and DJ Taina Enikeyi .enikeyi spinning Afro-Caribbean Boricua sazón with an incomparable New York flavor that makes you groove & move.

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INFO: Tuesday, June 14th from 6-9pm, Fifth Avenue | FREE | 📸 ¡Nosotros somos El Museo del Barrio!, Primer aniversario, ca. 1972 Photo: Hiram Maristany El Museo del Barrio Archives

Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective | On View Now (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) | Get tickets TODAY at elmu...
06/03/2022

Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective | On View Now (Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm) | Get tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org
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🎨 Raphael Montañéz Ortiz, Da Vinci Eternity, 1999. Courtesy of the artist.

 | Hola Coquís! El Museo is excited to bring Coquí Club, our bilingual program for our tiniest visitors, into your casit...
05/31/2022

| Hola Coquís! El Museo is excited to bring Coquí Club, our bilingual program for our tiniest visitors, into your casita. Coqui Club is a live interactive program facilitated by our museum educators and includes storytelling, discussion, and an art-making project. Be sure to bring your Coqui crowns and get ready to have fun!

Join us as we read the story ‘Eyes That Kiss in the Corners’ written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho . The book inspires readers to recognize their own beauty and strength, and the importance of honoring our family and roots. We will also explore the beautiful flower illustrations from the book by creating an origami paper lotus flower for our at home art activity.
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INFO: Saturday, June 4th from 11-11:45am | FREE via Zoom Live | RSVP at elmuseo.org

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: Join our friends El Museo del Barrio and artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz for a Paper Bag Destruction Concert on Tuesday, May 17th at 6pm.

Artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz invites audience members to participate in an interactive performance, inspired by his legendary Explode this Bag action, first staged in London in 1966. As a participant, you will blow up and burst air-filled paper bags in a cathartic, collective experience. The event will be preceded by a reception and Las Galerías will remain open until 8pm. FREE.

Learn more and RSVP at bit.ly/3Falzaq
Please join us on May 15 as we celebrate the life, work, and activism of Hiram Maristany alongside his family, friends, and community. We will honor his legacy and his work documenting the Puerto Rican experience in New York City.

Participants will include Felipe Luciano, co-founder of the Young Lords New York Chapter; Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute; Aladdin Ullah, writer and performer; Susana Torruella Leval, President Emerita and former Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio, among others.

Organized by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, participants are invited to share their personal anecdotes and memories of Maristany.

This event will be held at El Teatro in El Museo del Barrio(1230 Fifth Avenue, NYC) from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Seating is limited.

Please, check this link for more information https://buff.ly/3vQxaqQ.

Happening next Saturday May 7 at 2pm, join us and Vera List Center for "La Siembra", a performance and roundtable discussion convened by 2020–2022 Borderlands Fellow Carolina Caycedo. Caycedo returns to her September 2021 vigil and pagamento that was hosted in the context of her installation Genealogy of Struggle* in El Museo del Barrio 's Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21. Compostable items from the vigil have been nurturing the soil in our Community Garden, where Caycedo is now planting a memorial tree and installing a sonic marker for murdered environmental activists. The roundtable discussion includes Arizona water protectors Nellie Jo David and Amber Ortega, and Tatiana Roa Avendaño, an environmentalist, educator, and researcher at the environmental organization CENSAT Agua Viva. The discussion is moderated by Romy Opperman, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research.
"It is not easy for a museum to properly present a retrospective of an artist whose work ranges from randomly spliced films to methodically dismantled pianos to embracing spiritualism and opposing the cultural disenfranchisement of Latinos." -- Mark A. Stein of The New York Times takes a look at “Raphael Montañez Ortiz — A Contextual Retrospective” at El Museo del Barrio. Montañez Ortiz is Rutgers Art & Design, Mason Gross Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
"Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective" from April 14 to September 11 - 2022, at El Museo del Barrio.

This is the first large-scale exhibition since 1988 dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio.

The exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. This is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist.

Follow the link below for more information 👇
Revisit this 2004 State of the Arts profile on Rutgers Art & Design, Mason Gross Distinguished Professor Emeritus Raphael Montañez Ortiz, who is featured in the first large-scale exhibition since 1988 at El Museo del Barrio, the museum he founded in 1969.
Opening April 14 at El Museo del Barrio in NYC , "Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective" is the first large-scale exhibition since 1988 dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio. Montañez Ortiz is also Rutgers Art & Design, Mason Gross Distinguished Professor Emeritus. The exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s in media including film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages.
Take a look at some exclusive photos of El Museo del Barrio’s Spring Gala at The Times Square EDITION in honor of designer W***Y CHAVARRIA and Vogue México y Latinoamérica’s Karla Martinez de Salas.
"Host an event in Times Square in the middle of a late-spring freeze, and you’ll find out who your real friends are. Do it two nights in a row, and you’re just asking for the impossible—that is, unless you’re the El Museo del Barrio. It all began on Monday night. The museum, the nation’s oldest Latinx cultural institution, hosted a dinner to honor fashion designer W***Y CHAVARRIA and Vogue Mexico & Latin America’s Karla Martinez de Salas."

- Vogue

Read more: https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/el-museo-del-barrio-spring-gala-2022
El Museo del Barrio is one of those extraordinary New York museums that locals do not know nearly enough. Dedicated to the preservation of the art and culture of the Latin American community, it is more than fifty years old, and contains a varied collection of over 8,000 objects. El Museo continues to showcase some of the most interesting and thought-provoking shows in the city. We are very proud to have worked with them on this exhibition a few years back. Curated by the Televisa Foundation in Mexico, it featured the work of Gabriel Figueroa, one of the most important and visually distinctive Mexican cinematographers of the twentieth century.
Con gusto les comparto que en los pasados días tuve la oportunidad de por fin participar de nuevo en un recital presencial en el Jardín De Las Esculturas, compartiendo programa con Jorge Manuel A Lopez y Luis Centeno.

Y gracias a la invitación del Dr. William Anderson, tuve la oportunidad de ser parte de la "Orquesta de guitarras Meridional" y participar en un concierto en el El Museo del Barrio de la ciudad de Nueva York.

Hola! As part of Cool Culture’s Health + Wellbeing Initiative, we are delighted to partner with El Museo del Barrio to present a special virtual session of Coquí Club, the museum’s live, interactive bilingual program for our tiniest museum visitors. Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Join us on February 22, 2022! https://www.eventbrite.com/x/coqui-club-with-el-museo-del-barrio-tickets-272144751277
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¡Hola! Como parte de la Iniciativa de Salud + Bienestar: Somos una Obra de Arte de Cool Culture, estamos encantados de asociarnos con El Museo del Barrio para presentar una sesión especial del Coquí Club, el programa bilingüe interactivo y en vivo que ofrece el museo a nuestros visitantes más pequeños. Recomendado para niños de 3-6 años y sus cuidadores. 22 de febrero de 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM , entrada gratuita a través de Zoom Live
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你们好!作为Cool Culture “我们是一件艺术品”(We Are A Work of Art)健康和幸福行动的一部分,我们很高兴与巴里奥博物馆(El Museo del Barrio)合作,为我们最年轻的博物馆参观者们提供一次“树蛙俱乐部”(Coqui Club)特别活动。这是博物馆的现场互动双语活动。活动建议3到6岁的儿童和他们的照护人参加。 2022年2月22日,星期二
中午12点到下午1点
通过Zoom免费在线参加
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