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 dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

Operating as usual

10/22/2021

#CINE Bring your lawn or beach chairs! El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and Uptown Grand Central, presents an outdoor evening of music, and never-before-seen films that depict the under-represented genre of Nuyorican cinema. Films include Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (42 min., 1971, English), and Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (54 min.,1980, English). With DJ sets by Giovanni Cortez @standing_on_the_corner and Christian Martir @christianmartir.

THE FILMS

🎞 Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (Rompiendo Puertas), by Third World Newsreel, captures the militant antecedents to today’s housing reclamation movement in New York City. In 1970, several hundred Puerto Rican and Dominican families reclaimed housing left vacant by the city. They pulled the boards off the doors, cleaned, and repaired the buildings, and moved in. Break and Enter documents the activist work of Operation Move-In and the city’s attempts to displace the families.

🎞 Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy, directed by Kathleen Collins, is an adaption from a series of short stories about three young Puerto Rican brothers whose lives are watched over by their father’s wounded ghost, murdered by police in the process of a bank robbery. After the heist attempt goes wrong, the Brothers move to quiet Rockland County where they meet old Miss Malloy who has a house that needs some restoration to throw one last party before she dies.

INFO: Saturday, October 23, 5:30-9pm | FREE, In-person at 101st St. and Lexington Av. -(We recommend you bring a lawn/beach chair, as available seating is limited) | To RSVP, visit elmuseo.org. 🎥 courtesy of @thirdworldnewsreel | #nuyorican #film #housing #arte

#DIADEMUERTOS On Saturday, October 30th from 1-6pm, celebrate México’s beloved 3,000-year-old tradition commemorating fr...
10/21/2021

#DIADEMUERTOS On Saturday, October 30th from 1-6pm, celebrate México’s beloved 3,000-year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away with El Museo del Barrio and @unionsettlement! This year, held at La Placita at La Marqueta (116th Street and Park Avenue) we are presenting an altar dedicated to the East Harlem community, live musical performances, art-making workshops, and special discounts for local restaurants in East Harlem. Join us!

*SCHEDULE*

Calaveras Callejeras w/ Danza Tolteca Chichimeca
12:30pm | 116th Street and 3rd Avenue to La Placita
Día de Mu***os en El Barrio kicks off with a lively procession led by @grupo_tolteca_chichimeca_n from 116th St and 3rd Ave to La Placita on 116th St and Park Ave.

🌟’TRANCISIONES’
1-6pm | La Placita at 116th St. and Park Ave.
Drawing inspiration indigenous traditions artist Adrian ‘Viajero’ Roman @viajero in collaboration with artist Ramona Garcia @ramonagarciaart present an immersive altar experience that pays homage to the lives lost in East Harlem due to COVID-19.

💃🏽MUSICA VIVA!
1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm | La Placita at 116th St. and Park Ave.
Enjoy a series of musical performances throughout the day by @grupo_tolteca_chichimeca_ny, @mazartedance, @bfmny, and Mariachi Sol Azteca de Nueva York.

🎨MANOS A LA OBRA: Design Your Own Calavera
1-5pm | La Placita at 116th St. and Park Ave.
Join El Museo’s educators and create your very own Día de Mu***os mask inspired by the Mexican sugar skull tradition.

🎨MANOS A LA OBRA: Honoring our loved ones
1-5pm | La Placita at 116th St. and Park Ave.
El Museo’s educators show us how to create a mixed media ofrenda (altar) inspired by retablos and nichos, devotional objects used in home altars, and repujado, the craft of metal embossing.

INFO: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1pm – 6pm at at La Placita at La Marqueta (116th Street and Park Avenue). FREE ADMISSION. RSVP at elmuseo.org.

#LATIENDA Sweater weather is here! Show your pride for El Museo's home, El Barrio (East Harlem) with this seasonal hoodi...
10/20/2021

#LATIENDA Sweater weather is here! Show your pride for El Museo's home, El Barrio (East Harlem) with this seasonal hoodie available in various colors. To purchase, visit elmuseo.org
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#elbarrio #eastharlem #elmuseo #hoodie #varsity

10/19/2021

Earlier this month, we were honored to host a private screening of @takeoverthefilm commemorating the legacy of the Young Lords.

In 1970 the Young Lords Party stormed the dilapidated Lincoln Hospital and made their cries for decent healthcare known to the world. From filmmaker @emmacfs_ and executive producers @lynnnottage and @vegalteno.

@takeoverthefilm is now streaming on @nytimes Op-Docs.

📽 courtesy of @takeoverthefilm #TakeoverFilm #YoungLords #activism #eastharlem #elbarrio

Hola! El Museo is excited to bring Coquí Club, our bilingual program for our tiniest visitors, into your casita. Join us...
10/18/2021

Hola! El Museo is excited to bring Coquí Club, our bilingual program for our tiniest visitors, into your casita. Join us for our next Coquí Club where we will learn about Mexico’s colorful Día de Mu***os celebration, and how we may remember and honor our loved ones who have passed. Be sure to bring your Coquí crowns and get ready to have fun! Recommended for children ages 3-5.
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INFO: Tuesday, October 19th from 11-11:45am | FREE via Zoom Live, To RSVP visit elmuseo.org #coquiclub #toddlers #kids #storytelling #diademuertos

Hola! El Museo is excited to bring Coquí Club, our bilingual program for our tiniest visitors, into your casita. Join us for our next Coquí Club where we will learn about Mexico’s colorful Día de Mu***os celebration, and how we may remember and honor our loved ones who have passed. Be sure to bring your Coquí crowns and get ready to have fun! Recommended for children ages 3-5.
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INFO: Tuesday, October 19th from 11-11:45am | FREE via Zoom Live, To RSVP visit elmuseo.org #coquiclub #toddlers #kids #storytelling #diademuertos

#ARTE Join Rodrigo Moura @rodrigoemoura Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio and Mari Carmen Ramírez, Curator of Latin Ame...
10/15/2021

#ARTE Join Rodrigo Moura @rodrigoemoura Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio and Mari Carmen Ramírez, Curator of Latin American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston @mfahouston in a conversation with Latinx Artist Fellowship awardees Elia Alba @asahinyc, Christina Fernández @cmfrndz Coco Fusco @cocofusco and Carlos Martiel @martielcarlos. Throughout their long and diverse careers, these artists have stood out for their direct engagement of real world issues such as social justice, human rights, freedom of speech and activism. Moura and Ramírez will discuss with them the pertinence of their practices for our uncertain times.This program inaugurates a series of artists’ talks with fellows of the recently announced Latinx Artist Fellowship.
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Presented by the Mellon Foundation @mellonfdn, Ford Foundation @fordfoundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts @nyfacurrent in partnership with US Latinx Art Forum @uslaforum, the MFAH, and El Museo del Barrio
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INFO: Wednesday, October 20th from 7-9pm EST. FREE, to RSVP visit elmuseo.org | 🎨 (l-r) Carlos Martiel; Elia Alba; Coco Fusco; and Christina Fernandez.

👋🏾 Hey from Queens! 👋🏼 We're @MoMAPS1, and we're taking over El Museo's IG for the day for this year's #MuseumInstaSwap....
10/12/2021

👋🏾 Hey from Queens! 👋🏼 We're @MoMAPS1, and we're taking over El Museo's IG for the day for this year's #MuseumInstaSwap. We're excited to be collaborating with El Museo because New York and its artists are at the center of everything we do. We've just opened "Greater New York," a survey exhibition of artists living and working in the New York City area. The show spotlights the ways artists have documented the stories of their communities, pushing against cannonized narratives about the history of NY. And there's no one who exemplifies that more than revered East Harlem photographer Hiram Maristany.

You might be familiar with Hiram's work—did you catch his giant photographs documenting the Young Lords (of which he was a member) plastered on the sides of buildings between 111th and 99ths streets? Hiram has spent more than 50 years documenting the Puerto Rican community in New York City. Like many of the artists in "Greater New York", Hiram understands the integral role that art can place in social change. Follow along in El Museo's Story to learn more about Hiram, and the artists of "Greater New York." ⤴️

Come see how ✨Artists Make New York✨ Snag a ticket to see “Greater New York,” free for all New Yorkers! Learn more at mo.ma/gny.

#GreaterNewYork #MoMAPS1 #Queens #LongIslandCity #HiramMaristany #elmuseo

#CINE - El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival @iprhff and Upt...
10/08/2021

#CINE - El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival @iprhff and Uptown Grand Central @uptowngrandcentral, presents an outdoor evening of music, and never-before-seen films that depict the underrepresented genre of Nuyorican cinema.
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Films include Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (42 min., 1971, English), and Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (54 min.,1980, English). With DJ sets by Giovanni Cortez and Christian Martir @christianmartir.
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INFO: Cine en el Patio: A Night of Unseen Nuyorican Pictures, Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 5:30-9pm, FREE, In-person at 101st Street and Lexington Street. To RSVP, see link in bio.

#CINE - El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival @iprhff and Uptown Grand Central @uptowngrandcentral, presents an outdoor evening of music, and never-before-seen films that depict the underrepresented genre of Nuyorican cinema.
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Films include Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (42 min., 1971, English), and Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (54 min.,1980, English). With DJ sets by Giovanni Cortez and Christian Martir @christianmartir.
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INFO: Cine en el Patio: A Night of Unseen Nuyorican Pictures, Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 5:30-9pm, FREE, In-person at 101st Street and Lexington Street. To RSVP, see link in bio.

#FALL El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce the opening of two new exhibitions this fall: ‘Popular Painters and Other...
10/07/2021

#FALL El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce the opening of two new exhibitions this fall: ‘Popular Painters and Other Visionaries’ and ‘En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74.’ Expanding on last year’s virtual presentation, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries examines the practices of 42 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world in different parts of the Americas around the mid-20th century. Concurrently, El Museo will present En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74, which centers on a single portfolio of 79 photographs by the Bronx-based photographic collective, En Foco @enfoco_org.

Opening simultaneously, both shows are organized by El Museo’s curatorial department and reflect core values of the institution from its formative Nuyorican formative roots to its continued commitment to expand the art historical canon in the Americas. Each will be accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues, forthcoming in Winter 2021.
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INFO: On View November 12, 2021 - February 27, 2022 | 🎟 Reserve your timed tickets at elmuseo.org
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🎨Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Benjamin Franklin High School, NYC, May 1974. Collection El Museo del Barrio; and Préfète Duffaut, Harbor, Vue de Jacmel avec le pont de Noël [Harbour, View of Jacmel with the Noël Bridge, 1968, Collection El Museo del Barrio.

#LATRIENAL In the final weeks, El Museo celebrated the final weeks of ESTAMOS BIEN, El Museo’s critically acclaimed inau...
10/06/2021

#LATRIENAL In the final weeks, El Museo celebrated the final weeks of ESTAMOS BIEN, El Museo’s critically acclaimed inaugural triennial exhibition, with an afternoon of performative actions by participating artists Yelaine Rodriguez @yelaineartspace and Carolina Caycedo @lacaycedo. Staged across various sites and held both indoors and outside of El Museo, both artists invited the public to take part in experiences that expand upon their artworks presented in the exhibition.

Above are some image highlights of the day of both performative actions. Both performances were captured live on the Museum's Instagram. Check out our IG TV - Enjoy!

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of El Museo’s President Emerita Carmen Ana Casal de Unanu...
09/29/2021

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of El Museo’s President Emerita Carmen Ana Casal de Unanue. A renowned philanthropist generous in spirit with an unwavering dedication to her family, and community, Carmen Ana, as she was fondly called at the museum, will be dearly missed.
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A long-time support of El Museo del Barrio, Carmen Ana, along with her husband Joe Unanue, directly contributed to the Museum’s landmark renovation in 2009. Their critical support enabled El Museo to renovate its Galerías (Galleries) to adequately showcase El Museo’s Permanent Collection. Museum staff from yesteryear also fondly remember her generous spirt. For many years, she opened her home to the entire staff for an annual luncheon, in celebration of our commitment to the Museum. Beyond El Museo, Carmen Ana supported various other organizations through the Carmen and Joe Unanue Family Foundation, including Ballet Hispanico, WNET public television, Seton Hall university, and the Archdiocese of Newark, just to name a few.
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We will fondly remember her compassion, vision, and steadfast commitment to supporting the arts. Her legacy will forever form a part of the history of El Museo del Barrio.
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#qepd #rip #CarmenAnaUnanue

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of El Museo’s President Emerita Carmen Ana Casal de Unanue. A renowned philanthropist generous in spirit with an unwavering dedication to her family, and community, Carmen Ana, as she was fondly called at the museum, will be dearly missed.
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A long-time support of El Museo del Barrio, Carmen Ana, along with her husband Joe Unanue, directly contributed to the Museum’s landmark renovation in 2009. Their critical support enabled El Museo to renovate its Galerías (Galleries) to adequately showcase El Museo’s Permanent Collection. Museum staff from yesteryear also fondly remember her generous spirt. For many years, she opened her home to the entire staff for an annual luncheon, in celebration of our commitment to the Museum. Beyond El Museo, Carmen Ana supported various other organizations through the Carmen and Joe Unanue Family Foundation, including Ballet Hispanico, WNET public television, Seton Hall university, and the Archdiocese of Newark, just to name a few.
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We will fondly remember her compassion, vision, and steadfast commitment to supporting the arts. Her legacy will forever form a part of the history of El Museo del Barrio.
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#qepd #rip #CarmenAnaUnanue

El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with Sotheby's @sothebys is proud to announce ¡PRESENTE! Artists for El Museo del ...
09/29/2021

El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with Sotheby's @sothebys is proud to announce ¡PRESENTE! Artists for El Museo del Barrio, a curated selection of works to be sold to benefit the Museum. An intergenerational group of prominent artists with close ties to the mission and history of El Museo del Barrio have donated important works that make up this selection, including Elia Alba @asahinyc, Lee Quiñones @leequinones, Livia Corona @liviacoronabenjamin, Hiram Maristany, Juan Sánchez @guaninsanchez, Zilia Sánchez, Nitza Tufiño @nitzatufino, Eduardo Terrazas, and Chemi Rosado-Seijo @chemi_rosado_seijo.
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PRESENTE! Artists for El Museo del Barrio will support El Museo’s efforts to build upon its prolific legacy by providing critical funding towards mounting groundbreaking exhibitions, conserving, and expanding their Permanent Collection, expanding our renowned educational and community partnerships for all ages, and presenting thought-provoking public programming.
The donated works will be offered in the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Online sale in New York. The sale will be open for bidding through October 4th. For more info, see link in bio
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🎨 (L-R) Juan Sánchez, For Neda Agha; Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Untitled, from the series History on Wheels.; Nitza Tufiño, Untitled (A Pair of Works); Hiram Maristany, Children at Play & ¡Nosotros somos El Museo del Barrio!: Primer anivesario (A Pair of Works); Elia Alba, The Trailblazer (Lorraine O’Grady), from “The Supper Club Project; Eduardo Terrazas, 1.1.404 (from the series “Posibilidades de una estructura,” subseries “Cosmos”); Lee Quiñones, Disconnection notice, Study for Soy Boricua pa que tu lo sepas; Livia Corona Benjamin, Nadie Sabe, Nadie Supo IV; and Zilia Sánchez, Conjunción I.
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#latinxart #fundraiser #sothebyslatin #sothebyscontemporary #auction

LATRIENAL - Sandy Rodriguez @studiosandyrodriguez is an artist whose practice explores the cross-cultural histories and ...
09/25/2021

LATRIENAL - Sandy Rodriguez @studiosandyrodriguez is an artist whose practice explores the cross-cultural histories and materials of painting. The works on view here are from her ongoing Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón series, which includes portraits, borderlands maps, and botanical plant studies. The series draws on the tradition of the codex, a type of ancient manuscript used by Amerindian cultures. Largely destroyed during the European conquest of the Americas, codices are important sources of Indigenous knowledge. Rodriguez reclaims this history through a research-based practice that not only extends to the images, content, and languages featured in her paintings, but to the medium itself, by creating the natural dyes and watercolors using indigenous methods and plants.

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LAST CHANCE - CLOSING SUNDAY, SEPT. 26! Come experience Jefferson's piece, and the work of other #LaTrienal artists at El Museo's ESTAMOS BIEN - LA TRIENAL 20/21 On view now in Las Galerias. Reserve your timed tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org | 🎨 Sandy Rodriguez, Healer No. 3: Comforting the Enfermos (Lycianthes moziniana for Pain of the Heart), 2017. #elmuseo #estamosbien #latrienal #SandyRodriguez #arte

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FLOR MARIA BOUHOT (Colombian, b.1949) Eva and Mephisto (from Genesis to Faust) From The Lover's Series Signed and dated 'Bouhot 87' (front, center-right side) Acrylic on canvas 44 5/8 x 66 1/2 in. / 113.34 x 168.91 cms. Painted in 1987 Private Collection, New York https://www.academia.edu/39287974/LOS_COLORES_del_DESEO_FLOR_MAR%C3%8DA_BOUHOT_CATALOGO
Here is my poster promoting strong solidarity between Boricua both in La Isla and in Nueva York. Both populations have been greatly tested and shaken through the pandemic and the political scene of the previous 4 years. This work was my result of attending El Museo’s online zoom class with Adrian “Viajero” Roman.?
FLOR MARIA BOUHOT (n.1949) Máscaras y Torito, 1996 Óleo sobre lienzo 1.66 x 162 cms / 65.35 x 63.77 pulg. Firmado Bouhot’96 (Recto, costado inferior derecho) De la Serie Carnaval Colección de la Artista, Guadalajara (México) https://www.academia.edu/39287974/LOS_COLORES_del_DESEO_FLOR_MAR%C3%8DA_BOUHOT_CATALOGO
💀 🌼 🕯Created ofrendas out of the top of Pizza boxes with Clara on Sunday for Dia De Los Mu***os. Today my daught had to draw a picture of a special item and she choose her alter. ❤️✝️🥮
I have tried to send an email. I LOVE New York. I am glad the Museum of Latin Harlem is going on. I read the announcement and wanted to support, from the distance.
The Museo should break ties with the Unanue family. They support a President that has been detrimental to Latinos and constantly sends racist messages attacking Latinos (and others). This is contrary to the museum's mission.
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I AM THE CARNIVAL ... This is how the Colombian artist Flor Maria Bouhot described herself in her exhibition "Rites and ceremonies", an exhibition held in 2002 under the patronage of the prestigious company TELEVISA in Mexico. The exhibition was held in the art rooms of the television company located in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. This archive video produced 18 years ago, for the Jalisco television program called Espacio del Arte, shows us not only the wonderfulness of the works that were part of the exhibition, but also speaks to us, a Flor Maria who as well as has always been, he manages to show himself full of a vibrant vitality, very sure of his plastic proposal and in addition to all of the above, he delights us with his characteristic and explosive prismatic rainbow that comes out as always from her soul. SOY EL CARNAVAL...¡ Asi se describio la Artista Flor Maria Bouhot en su exposicion “Ritos y ceremonias”, muestra realizada en el año 2002 bajo el patrocinio de la prestigiosa compañia TELEVISA de México. La exposicion se realizo en las salas de arte de la compañia televisiva ubicadas en la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco. Este video de archivo producido hace 18 años atras,para el programa televisivo jaliciense llamado Espacio del Arte, nos muestra no solo lo maravilloso de las obras que hicieron parte de la muestra, sino que ademas nos habla, una Flor Maria que asi como lo ha sido siempre, logra mostrarse colmada de una vibrante vitalidad, muy segura de su propuesta plastica y adicionalmente a todo lo anterior nos deleita con su caracteristico y explosivo arcoiris prismatico que le sale como siempre del alma.