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.

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#LATRIENAL "Thru the colorful streets, gentrified neighborhoods, tax havens and paths of resistance follow the individua...
10/05/2020

#LATRIENAL "Thru the colorful streets, gentrified neighborhoods, tax havens and paths of resistance follow the individual multiplicity, the commitment to defend humanity and the ability to affect reality at any measure desired are present. It walks and its dreams walk beside it. Creativity and raw inventiveness scream for hope and change. Individual power is heightened as one human walks as thousands. We are all able to carve myths from the ground up and manifest them as truth. This was an effort to craft this statement in visual form. We are denouncing the American’s and Puerto Rican’s government decades of blatant corruption as well as its poor behavior in the face of Covid 19 and recent natural disaster. We champion creativity as a powerful type of protest in itself and honor all of thos who fought creatively in the historic Verano Combativo of 2019." - Poncilí Creación @poncilicreacion
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Check out Poncilí Creación's performance video Somxs Podemxs, part of ESTAMOS BIEN - LA TRIENAL 20/21. Live now! https://bit.ly/3jzS322
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Photos courtesy of @poncilicreacion #poncilícreación #somxspodemxs #elmuseo #latrienal #puertorico

10/02/2020

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Folklore Urbano NYC is excited to share with the community of El Barrio and beyond the song "Black is Beautiful," the first single of the album El Barrio Project-SALSA by the Folklore Urbano Orchestra. The song will transport you into the heart of El Barrio with a message of Global Unity, while paying homage to the musical legacy of this neighborhood and aiming to inspire young people to continue connecting with their musical roots.
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El Museo del Barrio is delighted to support this project as a Proud Community Partner, and invite everyone to download this beautiful tribute to our home and Afro-Latinx communities for free until October 15, 2020 for a limited time while supplies last. Join the conversation with #GlobalMusicToUnify #GlobalSalsa.

Enjoy!
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To download song, visit ww.elmuseo.org | #latinx #musica #diaspora #elbarrio #blackisbeautiful

09/30/2020
“The Proletarian Portfolio” is a series of silkscreen portraits of early twentieth century radical Puerto Rican labor le...
09/07/2020

“The Proletarian Portfolio” is a series of silkscreen portraits of early twentieth century radical Puerto Rican labor leaders, created as a collaboration between Center for Puerto Rican Studies-Centro and different artists involved with Taller Boricua. CENTRO was founded in 1973 by a group of scholars, community activists, and students as a research institute based at the City University of New York. The booklet accompanying the portfolio includes illustrations by artist Victor ‘Vitin’ Linares and short biographies of each leader written by sociologist Ricardo Campos (1946-2012), who coordinated the project at CENTRO. The portraits in the portfolio demonstrate the artists’ diversity of styles and mastery of multi-color serigraphy. The leaders depicted in the prints are portrayed engaging in the organization of strikes and marches, and the images include allusions to their working-class origins, as in the portrait of washer and presser Juana Colón (1875–1967). These prints reflect the materialist view behind the project, of turning to history to transform reality.
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On view in El Museo's Las Galerias as of September 12! ‘Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York' - Reserve your timed ticket TODAY at https://elmuseodelbarrio.simpletix.com/e/58169
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.🎨 Jorge Soto Sanchez, Juan Vilar: Portafolio proletario, ca. 1976, Collection @elmuseo; Manuel Otero, Juana Colón: Portafolio proletario, ca. 1976, Collection @centropr ; Marcos Dimas, Santiago Andrades: Portafolio proletario, ca. 1976, Collection @centropr; and Manuel Otero, Manuel Francisco Rojas: Portafolio proletario, ca. 1976, Collection @centropr. #elmuseoentucasa #tallerboricua #elmuseoreopening #labordayweekend #workersrights

Mi gente! El Museo del Barrio is delighted to reopen its doors on Saturday, September 12 with Taller Boricua: A Politica...
09/05/2020
El Museo del Barrio - Daily Admission.

Mi gente! El Museo del Barrio is delighted to reopen its doors on Saturday, September 12 with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo, the exhibition, comprised of more than 200 works, draws inspiration from the organization's role as a focal point for the affirmation of identity as it relates to artistic production in the diaspora, as well as its connections with non-Western, African and Taíno sources.
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El Museo's new hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 PM to 5 PM, until further notice.
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To ensure the health and safety of our visitors we have developed new visitor guidelines. All visitors to the museum will be required to adhere to new visitor guidelines, including: wearing a face covering at all times; practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet (2 meters); and following directional signage and instructions from Museum staff.
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The museum is operating at a significantly reduced capacity and strongly encourage all visitors and El Museo members to reserve timed tickets in advance. Walk-ins (non-timed ticket holders) will be granted admission based on availability.
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Please keep in mind that the museum's coat check is temporarily closed, restrooms will permit one (1) person at a time, and El Café and La Tienda remain closed.
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We look forward to welcoming you back to El Museo del Barrio!
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RESERVE YOUR TIMED TICKET TODAY >

El Museo del Barrio, the nation's first and leading Latinx and Latino cultural institution, is delighted to reopen its doors on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

08/26/2020
In Convo: Popular Painters & Other Visionaries

Explore El Museo’s first online exhibition, Popular Painters & Other Visionaries with the museum’s Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, and Chief Curator of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), Tomás Toledo!

08/19/2020

FREE! Join the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and The Africa Center as we co-present a virtual version of our annual block party. Join us for a dynamic evening hosted by NYC artist and former host of YO! MTV Raps Fab 5 Freddy and featuring DJ AQ, plus dance performances, talks with Museum curators, a virtual tour of our East Harlem neighborhood, and more!

The Bounce will be followed by an AFTERPARTY with DJ Rich Medina on Twitch.tv/uptownbounce from 9-10 pm and each organizations’ social media platforms.

#REOPENING El Museo del Barrio is delighted to reopen its doors on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with limited hours until...
08/19/2020

#REOPENING El Museo del Barrio is delighted to reopen its doors on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with limited hours until further notice: Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm - 5pm. All visitors to the museum will be required to adhere to new visitor guidelines, including: wearing a face covering at all times; practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet (2 meters); following directional signage and instructions from Museum staff. Visitors are also encouraged to sanitize (available on-site) and/or wash their hands frequently.
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*All visitors and members must book timed tickets (coming soon!) in advance. Please review new Visitor Guidelines at
https://www.elmuseo.org/plan-your-visit/
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The Museum's physical reopening will be celebrated with “Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York,” the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the temporary closure, and is now on view as of September 12, 2020 through January 17, 2021.
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🎨Yoyo Rodriguez, Untitled, 1971, Taller Boricua Puerto Rican Workshop

08/13/2020

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Hear Nuyorican artist and co-founder of Taller Boricua, Marcos Dimas reflect on Raphael's cultural legacy!
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Last month, in celebration of RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, a monograph dedicated to the preeminent Nuyorican artist and founder and first director of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, El Museo presented a special evening with artists, friends, and contributors. The monograph, the first of its kind, seeks to redress the scarcity of bibliographical resources dedicated to the life and work of an artist who early on committed himself to push and exceed disciplinary boundaries. RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ is made possible by UBS. Additional funding provided by Galeria Labor, and Dobel.
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The evening included the participation of artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz; monograph editor Javier Rivero Ramos and contributors Chon Noriega from the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Kevin Hatch from the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, and Ana Cristina Perry, CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate, Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow in Latinx Art and IUPLR Mellon Fellow; as well artist Marcos Dimas, Pedro Reyes, and Juan Sanchez.
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To view full video and to purchase the book, visit www.elmuseo.org//raphael-montanez-ortiz | #latinx #arte #monograph #nuyorican #art #artworkerscoalition #piano #destructivist

08/13/2020

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#RMO | In celebration of RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, a monograph dedicated to the preeminent Nuyorican artist and founder and first director of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, El Museo presented a special evening with artists, friends, and contributors. The monograph, the first of its kind, seeks to redress the scarcity of bibliographical resources dedicated to the life and work of an artist who early on committed himself to push and exceed disciplinary boundaries. The evening included the participation of artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz; monograph editor Javier Rivero Ramos and contributors Chon Noriega from the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Kevin Hatch from the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, and Ana Cristina Perry, CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate, Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow in Latinx Art and IUPLR Mellon Fellow; as well artist Marcos Dimas, Pedro Reyes, and Juan Sanchez.
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To see recording and to purchase the book, visit www.elmuseo.org | #nuyorican #latinx #arte #raphaelmontanezortiz #monograph #destructivist

#UptownBounce is back! El Museo del Barrio is teaming up with Museum of the City of New York and The Africa Center to pr...
08/07/2020

#UptownBounce is back! El Museo del Barrio is teaming up with Museum of the City of New York and The Africa Center to present Uptown Bounce 2020: Street to Screen, the first virtual edition of the beloved uptown block party, celebrating its 7th edition. Hosted by iconic NYC artist and filmmaker Fab 5 Freddy the dynamic evening will feature top DJs, including DJ AQ and DJ Rich Medina, dance performances, talks with Museum curators, a virtual tour of East Harlem, and more. Media partner Manhattan Neighborhood Network - MNN will broadcast the event live on channels 1 and 5, and all three organizations will also stream live on their pages. Uptown Bounce will be followed by an afterparty with DJ Rich Medina streamed on Twitch.tv and Facebook Live.
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From El Museo, artist and educator Carlos Jesus Martínez Dominguez will present the first-ever virtual Around the Block, a long-standing tour of El Barrio (East Harlem), offered by the museum. With a focus on Art and Activism, the tour will highlight the neighborhood’s historic murals, the legacy of the Young Lords Party in the community, and the cultural importance of Puerto Ricans in New York City.
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INFO: Uptown Bounce 2020: Street to Screen Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 7 - 9pm on MNN and live on El Museos's page, and afterparty from 9-10pm on Twitch.tv and our social media channels. FREE, NO RSVP REQUIRED 📸 by @ray_yen #elmuseoentucasa #culturefromhome #getcountednyc #elbarrio #younglords #mayaguez #eastharlem #uptown

#POPULARPAINTERS is LIVE!  El Museo del Barrio presents its first online exhibition, Popular Painters and Other Visionar...
08/06/2020

#POPULARPAINTERS is LIVE! El Museo del Barrio presents its first online exhibition, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries, that examines the work of 30 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world between the 1930s and 1970s from the Americas and the Caribbean. Curated by El Museo's Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, the virtual presentation is on view *online* now through November 8, 2020.
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To view now, visit www.elmuseo.org
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🎨 Eloy Blanco, 4000 on Green, 1982, Collection of El Museo del Barrio. #elmuseoentucasa #onlineexhibition #virtualart #caribbeanart #latinamerica

#ARTE Coming August 6th! El Museo del Barrio is delighted to announce the debut of Popular Painters and Other Visionarie...
08/04/2020

#ARTE Coming August 6th! El Museo del Barrio is delighted to announce the debut of Popular Painters and Other Visionaries, the museum's first online exhibition that examines the work of 30 artists from the Americas and the Caribbean. Curated by El Museo's Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, and originally planned as an in-person experience, the exhibition was adapted as a virtual presentation that will be on view from August 6 to November 8, 2020. The show departs from the term "popular painters" to identify artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world between the 1930s and 1970s, and will feature nearly 30 works from El Museo's Permanent Collection, several of them presented for the first time.
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🎨 Heitor dos Prazeres, Sem título (Jogo de Poker) [Untitled (Poker Game], 1963, Collection of El Museo del Barrio. #popularpainters #expandthecanon #Arte diaspora #caribbean #latinamerica

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Chilean #artstar Lotty Rosenfeld. In 2008, El Museo del Barrio staff and volun...
07/24/2020

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Chilean #artstar Lotty Rosenfeld. In 2008, El Museo del Barrio staff and volunteers worked with Rosenfeld to create crosses on Fifth Avenue during that years Museum Mile Festival. Learn more about the artist below.
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Chilean artist Lotty Rosenfeld worked in printmaking, video, and socially engaged art. In 1979, she co-founded the interdisciplinary artists' group, CADA (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte), whose interventions worked between art and politics in protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. That same year, she created her most iconic work, Una milla de cruces [A Mile of Crosses], by turning one mile of lane markers on Santiago's Avenenida Manquehue into a series of crosses to mark the absence of the disappeared under Pinochet's regime. Rosenfeld repeated the performance many times across the globe, including at El Museo del Barrio as part of the groundbreaking exhibition, Arte No Es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000.
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📸 (l-r): Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimiento (Documenta 12, Kassel) A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement, 2008 (date of print); 2007 (date of original photograph); Art Action (San Juan)
2008 (date of print); 1994 (date of original photograph); Acción de arte (La Casa Blanca, Washington, D.C.) Art Action (The White House, Washington, D.C.) 2008 (date of print); 1982 (date of original photograph); Images courtesy of @sol_aramendi_vinylsun

07/22/2020

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In 2017, El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with Colectiva Infancias (@infanciascolectiva) presented a special installation in the Cuentame Gallery that displayed the migrant children experience through testimonies in graphic, oral and written form. The installation aimed to foster opportunities to understand this transnational phenomenon through their own voices and memories, and by doing so offer a more complex and nuanced view of child migration.
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Dreaming Up North recognized the tremendous suffering, stress, and danger that migrant children experience, but also illustrates that migrant children are not mere victims, being moved around by criminals or feckless parents. Instead, it argues that their mobility is also a result of the decisions and actions children take in order to shape their own futures in the face of failed national policies, insufficient international mechanisms of support and growing global inequality.
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We invite to see the stop-motion animation above based on the true story of Epifaneo and Maribel who lived the experience of crossing the border. These projects inspire us to reshape our conventional perceptions, where borders aren't walls that keep us apart, but spaces for new possibilities and learning.
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Video by Valentina Glockner Fagetti (@valentinaglockner) and Lindsey Cordero (@lindseycordero) | #immigration #migration #childmigrants #mexico #centralamerica #stopmotion

#COLLECTION Untitled (Oscar Wilde) is a print by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban born artist who was raised in Puerto Ric...
07/21/2020

#COLLECTION Untitled (Oscar Wilde) is a print by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban born artist who was raised in Puerto Rico and spent his career in New York City. Consisting of text written in the artist’s hand, the print features an excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s play, Salomé, A Tragedy in One Act (1907). Ripe with sensuality and embedded meaning, the text seems to allude to the identities of Gonzalez-Torres and Wilde as openly gay artists, thereby combining private and public narratives. This is characteristic of Gonzalez-Torres, who often drew on the spare language of Minimalism and Conceptual art to create his deeply personal and socially inflected works. Created on the occasion of Gonzalez-Torres’ solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 1995 – his last major exhibition prior to his untimely death from AIDS – the limited edition print reflects the artist’s predilection for multiples as part of his practice.
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#COLECCION Sin título (Oscar Wilde) es una impresión de Felix Gonzalez-Torres, un artista nacido en Cuba que se crió en Puerto Rico y hizo su carrera en la ciudad de Nueva York. Consistiendo en un texto escrito en la mano del artista, la impresión presenta un extracto de la obra de Oscar Wilde, Salomé, A Tragedy in One Act (1907). Llena con sensualidad y significado incrustado, el texto parece aludir a las identidades de Gonzalez-Torres y Wilde como artistas abiertamente homosexuales, combinando narrativas privadas y públicas. Esto es característico de Gonzalez-Torres, quien a menudo recurrió al lenguaje sobrio del minimalismo y el arte conceptual para crear sus obras profundamente personales y socialmente inflexionadas. Creada con motivo a la exhibición individual de Gonzalez-Torres en el Museo Guggenheim en 1995, su última gran exposición antes de su prematura muerte por SIDA, la impresión de edición limitada refleja la predilección del artista por los múltiples como parte de su práctica.
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🎨Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Untitled (Oscar Wilde), 1995. Photo etching on paper. Gift of Warren A. James © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Collection of El Museo del Barrio #elmuseoentucasa #permanentcollection #latinx #arte #cuba

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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.
SOY EL CARNAVAL...¡ Asi se describio la Artista colombiana 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.
love the museum, was wondering if at this time when we are all staying at home, if you would consider showcasing how artists have been impacted by the loss or indefinite postponement of their exhibitions etc as I have been, and create a virtual online exhibition where artists from the city are invited to can with the Museum again. 👊
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Attend! Share, spread the word. Thank you and look forward to seeing you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/2599755710347530/
Have you seen this? Albor Ruiz December 14 at 9:51 PM INTENSOS RUMORES QUE CIERRAN EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO DE NUEVA YORK El Museo del Barrio, se encuentra atravezando una crisis económica por falta de liderazgo y organización corporativa. Y por falta de buenas exhibiciones, falta de actividades culturales y falta de una buena directiva formada por profesionales conocedores de como conducir una institución tan seria e importante para la comunidad puertorriqueña e hispana en general que reside en la zona tri-estatal de Nueva York. El Museo del Barrio, se encuentra en la 5ta avenida esquina a la calle 104, frente al Parque Central y a un costado del prestigioso Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Esperemos que esta triste noticia sea solamente un simple rumor. LA MILLA DE LOS MUSEOS EN MANHATTAN. INC. Isack Marmolreal. Gracias a Ivan Acosta