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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12/26/2020

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#COLLECTION  Each Christmas season, artists from the División de Educación de la Comunidad (DivEdCo) produced festive ...
12/25/2020

#COLLECTION Each Christmas season, artists from the División de Educación de la Comunidad (DivEdCo) produced festive posters and prints. This image by Antonio Maldonado announces the 1978 Christmas program, and depicts parranderos, musicians who play traditional instruments like the guitar, maracas, and guiro as part of the parranda, a holiday tradition filled with music, food, and drinks.
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#COLECCION Cada temporada navideña, artistas de la División de Educación de la Comunidad (DivEdCo) producían carteles y grabados festivos. Esta imagen de Antonio Maldonado anuncia el programa navideño de 1978 y representa a los parranderos, músicos que tocan instrumentos tradicionales como la guitarra, las maracas y el guiro como parte de la parranda, una tradición navideña llena de música, comida y bebidas.
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🎨 Antonio Maldonado. Programa de Navidad, 1978. Poster published by División de Educación de la Comunidad, Puerto Rico. #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #FelizNavidad #AntonioMaldonado

¡FELICES FIESTAS! Felicidades from all of us at El Museo del Barrio! We wish you a happy, safe and healthy holidays with...
12/24/2020

¡FELICES FIESTAS! Felicidades from all of us at El Museo del Barrio! We wish you a happy, safe and healthy holidays with your family and friends.
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🎨 Manuel Hernandez Acevedo, Navidad en Puerto Rico, Collection of El Museo del Barrio

Give the Gift of El Museo! Visit elmuseo.org.Need a last minute gift? Give your family and friends a gift to enjoy all y...
12/24/2020

Give the Gift of El Museo! Visit elmuseo.org
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Need a last minute gift? Give your family and friends a gift to enjoy all year round, a membership to El Museo del Barrio! Starting at $5, a Museum membership is the perfect fit for everyone!
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For the art history lover, our newest publication RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, the first monograph of the preeminent Nuyorican artist and founder of El Museo del Barrio, is a must-have.
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A Museum gift supports the El Museo Fund which provides the critical funding necessary to present and preserve El Museo's Permanent Collection and support our groundbreaking exhibitions, year-round community partnerships, and thought-provoking educational and public programming for all ages. #holiday #regalo #giftgiving #artlovers

#TALLERBORICUA | LAST WEEKS! On view in El Museo's Galerias - 'Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York' - clos...
12/22/2020

#TALLERBORICUA | LAST WEEKS! On view in El Museo's Galerias - 'Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York' - closing January 17, 2021! -- Reserve your timed tickets TODAY at elmuseo.org. ---- Can't make it to Las Galerias? No problem! We are delighted to debut a NEW ONLINE version of the show that offers a virtual presentation of the exhibition. Visit, tallerboricua-elmuseo.org
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Rafael Tufiño and Carlos Osorio were the first artists to be invited to join the Taller Boricua. Both belonged to a previous generation and had participated in DivEdCo (Division of Community Education), a government agency created in Puerto Rico in the late 1940s to circulate information on topics such as health, community organizing, literacy, and Puerto Rican culture through posters, pamphlets, and films. Osorio had worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for the agency from 1956 to 1964. Tufiño was DivEdCo’s graphic arts workshop director from 1957 to 1963 and, before that, studied at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico, where he became familiar with the Taller de Gráfica Popular (Popular Graphic Arts Workshop). Tufiño moved to New York in 1964, followed by Osorio, who moved in 1970. Both artists were fundamental in translating the island’s graphic tradition to El Barrio and also in creating a collective printmaking studio imbued with a spirit of “art at the service of the people.” This wall displays a set of prints by Tufiño created during the early years of Taller Boricua. The prints depict subjects such as the Taíno culture and the struggle for the independence of Puerto Rico. On the opposite walls, Osorio’s paintings mix images and words to convey political messages with energetic brushstrokes and vibrant colors
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🎨 Rafael Tufiño, Cruz #1, c.1970; and Carlos Osorio, Simbolos que nos joden, c.1973. (both) Collection of El Museo del Barrio. #latinx #arte #nuyorican #rafaeltufino #carlosorios #elmuseoentucasa # puertorico #printshop #divedco

12/21/2020
44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration

#3K2021 Our first-ever virtual Three Kings Day celebration is fast-approaching! As part of El Museo's annual tradition, our Three Kings Steering Committe, nominate extraordinary individuals who have demonstrated meaningful service and commitment to El Barrio and Latinx communities throughout New York City. To learn more about the honorees listed below, visit www.elmuseo.org/3K2021. This year's Honorees are (drum roll):
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**KINGS**
Rosa Clemente @blackpuertoricanphd, Journalist, Scholar-Activist, and Political commentator
Félix Matos Rodríguez @cunychancellor, Chancellor of the City University of New York
Juan Sánchez @guaninsanchez, Artist
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**MADRINAS AND PADRINOS​​**
Jorge Ayala, Founder, @fondaboricua; Seantell Campbell, Chef and co-Founder of @thebarriofridge; Darrielle Carter, Chef and co-Founder of @thebarriofridge; Calixto Chinchilla @thisiscalixto, Founder, @nylatinofilmfestival; Valerie Garcia, Senior Librarian, @nypl Aguilar Branch; Loira Limbal @djlaylo_, Filmmaker, Activist, DJ; Edmundo Martinez, Community Organizer; Alexis Mena @amenra718, Community Organizer, Co-Founder of @universecitynyc; Power Malu @powermalu, Activist, Athlete, Artist; and Minerva Solla, former Young Lord and Cultural Community Activist.
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INFO: Hear more from our honorees during El Museo's 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration on Wednesday, January 6, 11am (Families + Schools) and 6pm (All Ages) To RSVP, visit www.elmuseo.org/3K2021! #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #3Kings #LosReyesMago #virtualcelebration #honorees

#TALLERBORICUA | Can't make it to Las Galerias? No problem! We are delighted to debut a NEW ONLINE version of the show t...
12/18/2020

#TALLERBORICUA | Can't make it to Las Galerias? No problem! We are delighted to debut a NEW ONLINE version of the show that offers highlights and images of the exhibition. Visit, tallerboricua-elmuseo.org. For those of you want to see it IN PERSON, you only have a few more weeks - closing January 17, 2021! To reserve your timed ticket, visit elmuseo.org.
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Martín “Tito” Pérez was an artist, musician, and an early member of Taller Boricua. On December 1, 1974, the young artist and musician was arrested on the 125th Street subway platform on charges of disorderly conduct; he was later found dead in his jail cell. As this protest flyer attests, Tito’s death was not “un incidente aislado [an isolated incident],” but rather reflects other instances of police brutality against Puerto Rican, Black, and other marginalized populations that unfortunately continues to resonate today. Following his murder, Tito was memorialized in a haunting drawing portrait by his friend and Taller Boricua colleague, Jorge Soto Sánchez.
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Martín "Tito" Pérez fue un artista, músico y uno de los primeros miembros de Taller Boricua. El 1 de diciembre de 1974, el joven artista y músico fue arrestado en la plataforma del metro de 125th Street por cargos de conducta desordenada; más tarde fue encontrado muerto en su celda. Como lo atestigua este volante de protesta, la muerte de Tito no fue "un incidente aislado", sino que refleja otros casos de brutalidad policial contra puertorriqueños, negros y otras poblaciones marginadas que desafortunadamente siguen resonando hoy en día. Después de su asesinato, Tito fue conmemorado en un evocador retrato de su amigo y colega de Taller Boricua, Jorge Soto Sánchez.
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🎨 Jorge Soto Sánchez. “Rostro de muerte (Tito) [Face of Death (Tito)],” 1976. Collection of El Museo del Barrio. 2) Martín “Tito” Pérez. “Untitled,” 1972-1974. Collection of El Museo del Barrio. 3) Homicide, “Not Suicide [Homicidio, No Suicidio],” 1974. El Museo del Barrio Archive.

Familia! Come join us tomorrow to learn more about the Puerto Rican tradition of, santo de palo with contemporary santer...
12/18/2020

Familia! Come join us tomorrow to learn more about the Puerto Rican tradition of, santo de palo with contemporary santero artist, (someone who carves the wood sculptures) Eric Saunders @taller_es. A santo is a wood carving of a saint, often displayed in a church or made for display in someone’s home. Following a brief history of the long tradition, Saunders will be teaching you how to make your very own soap santos!
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INFO: FREE | Saturday, December 19 from 11am-12pm. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/3gWlgDO #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #santodepalo #PuertoRico #tradition #Sabadofamiliar
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📸 Courtesy of @taller_es

Mi gente, we hope you all are staying warm and safe indoors! Enjoy this beautiful and serene image by Nuyorican #artstar...
12/17/2020

Mi gente, we hope you all are staying warm and safe indoors! Enjoy this beautiful and serene image by Nuyorican #artstar Frank Espada!
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📸 Frank Espada, Untitled (Chair in the snow, Manhattan Valley, New York), 1981 #elbarrio #frankespada #snowstorm #nyc

#3K2021 | El Museo's 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration is fast-approaching! This year's illustration (on...
12/16/2020

#3K2021 | El Museo's 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration is fast-approaching! This year's illustration (on view Now in Las Galerias) was created by Bronx-born, Nuyorican #artstar Manny Vega @mannyvega.nyc. Created in 1982, the poster depicts a happy crowd watching the parade, complete with animals and the larger-than-life puppets of Melchior, Gaspar, and Baltasar, whose African heritage reflects Vega's own interest in African diasporic spirituality. You can also enjoy works, notably murals, by Manny Vega found throughout El Barrio.
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INFO: El Museo's 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration, Wednesday, January 6, 11am (Families + Schools - To RSVP, email: [email protected]) and 6pm (All Ages - To RSVP, visit bit.ly/k3Yd) | 🎨 Manny Vega, Museo del Barrio / Dia de Reyes / January 6, 1982, Collection of @elmuseo #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #3Kings #threekingsday #diadereyes #elbarrio #camels #LosReyesMago #virtualcelebration #TallerBoricua #MannyVega #nuyorican #latinx #arte

This past week, the Jewish community celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah, also known as the "Festival of Lights." Enjoy...
12/15/2020

This past week, the Jewish community celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah, also known as the "Festival of Lights." Enjoy this 'light' from #artstar Liliana Porter. On behalf of El Museo, we would like to wish you all a safe and happy celebration.
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Emerging from the discipline of printmaking in the 1960s, Liliana Porter’s multidisciplinary practice extends across painting, drawing, photography, assemblage, installation, video, and theater. This still from her video Fox in the Mirror from El Museo’s collection, reflects her distinctive appropriation of toys, souvenirs, and other everyday objects to create vignettes that question the limits of representation and meaning, often from a humorous perspective. In 2018, El Museo hosted the artist’s monograph survey, Other Situations, organized by SCAD Museum of Art @scadmoa.
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🎨 Liliana Porter @lilianaporter.art. Video still from Fox in the Mirror, 2017. #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #Hanukkah #LilianaPorter

12/14/2020
PONTE READY! with Chef Santana Benitez

Get ready for the holidays with Chef Santana Benitez, who will share some of her favorite culinary traditions and lead a cooking lesson live from Puerto Rico! She is a Food Network ‘Chopped‘ Champion who received her Culinary + Culinary Management diplomas from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and is currently a freelance chef and culinary instructor under I’ll Cook Like Your Mother. Chef Santana is also known for playing Lourdes ‘LuLu’ Blackmon in the Spike Lee directed series, ‘She’s Gotta Have It‘, which is currently on Netflix.

El Museo del Barrio is proud to present the 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration! This year's theme is 'Fue...
12/14/2020

El Museo del Barrio is proud to present the 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration! This year's theme is 'Fuerza Colectiva: Celebrating our Roots and Diversity’ honoring and embracing our community's collective strength in response to the pandemic and injustice, and the cultural contributions of the African diaspora. The Museum’s first-ever virtual, hosted and directed by TV personality and producer La Reina Del Barrio, Inc. Rhina Valentín, the celebration will include musical performances from El Barrio and Puerto Rico, cameos by our famous puppets, and honored community leaders who uplift and serve our communities each day.
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CELEBRATION SCHEDULE:

11AM | Learn more about the Three Kings Day celebration through a fun-filled morning of storytelling, a musical performance and workshop by Los Pleneros de la 21 and special guests.
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6PM | The Three Kings Day festivities continue from the comfort of your homes (or phones) featuring a parranda by Grupo La R with Beto Torrens joining us from Puerto Rico, a special appearance by Victor Cruz’s TITA, saludos from this year's honorees, and more!
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INFO: El Museo's Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration, Wednesday, January 6, 11am (Families + Schools - email: [email protected]) and 6pm (All Ages - To RSVP, visit elmuseo.org #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #3Kings #LosReyesMago #virtualcelebration #3k2021 #threekings

#PONTEREADY! Escape to Borikén with Chef Santana Benítez who will be preparing a quick and delicious appetizer of vaso d...
12/14/2020

#PONTEREADY! Escape to Borikén with Chef Santana Benítez who will be preparing a quick and delicious appetizer of vaso de camarones and tostones (fried plantain) along with her special vegan coffee coquito recipe! It's like Piñones en tu casa!
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INFO: TONIGHT! Monday, December 14th from 6-7pm. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/3RVvPQ | 📸 Courtesy of Chef Santana #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #ponteready #holidayseason #cooking #food

#CUBA Cuban art has been a vital part of the mission of El Museo del Barrio over the years as shown through its exhibiti...
12/11/2020

#CUBA Cuban art has been a vital part of the mission of El Museo del Barrio over the years as shown through its exhibition program and Permanent Collection. This week, we are proud to highlight works by Cuban artists, who courageously, through visual arts, bring light and awareness to the escalation of human rights violations they endure. El Museo del Barrio stands in solidarity with the arts community on the island and in the diaspora.
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📸 NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón. On View June 13 – November 5, 2017. Installation photography: Adam Reich. #humanrights #caribbean #insolidarity

#CUBA Cuban art has been a vital part of the mission of El Museo del Barrio over the years as shown through its exhibiti...
12/10/2020

#CUBA Cuban art has been a vital part of the mission of El Museo del Barrio over the years as shown through its exhibition program and Permanent Collection. This week, we are proud to highlight works by Cuban artists, who courageously, through visual arts, bring light and awareness to the escalation of human rights violations they endure. El Museo del Barrio stands in solidarity with the arts community on the island and in the diaspora.
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📷 Alexandre Arrechea. White Corner, 2006. Collection of El Museo del Barrio. #humanrights #caribbean #AlexandreArrechea #insolidarity

#HUMANRIGHTSDAY Chilean arpilleras derive from a popular art tradition common throughout many countries in Latin America...
12/10/2020

#HUMANRIGHTSDAY Chilean arpilleras derive from a popular art tradition common throughout many countries in Latin America.  Often depicting scenes from daily life, these decorative wall hangings are created from scraps of cloth mounted on burlap from which they drive their name.  However, emerging in the 1970s, Chilean arpilleras developed as a form of political protest, and a means of expressing dissent under the military junta of General Augusto Pinochet. Most were produced by anonymous women who gathered at workshops associated with the Catholic Church that provided a space for healing and collective mourning. Common themes depicted include images of life under dictatorship; the experience of exile; mourning and the search for “disappeared” family members; and demonstrations and marches, as in the case of this example from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection.  
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Las arpilleras chilenas se derivan de una tradición de arte popular común en muchos países de América Latina. A menudo representan escenas de la vida diaria, estos tapices decorativos se crean a partir de trozos de tela montados en arpillera de la que deriva su nombre. Sin embargo, surgiendo en la década de 1970, las arpilleras chilenas se desarrollaron como una forma de protesta política y un medio para expresar disconformidad bajo la junta militar del general Augusto Pinochet. La mayoría fueron producidas por mujeres anónimas que se reunieron en talleres asociados con la Iglesia Católica que brindaron un espacio para la curación y el duelo colectivo. Los temas comunes representados incluyen imágenes de la vida bajo una dictadura; la experiencia del exilio; el duelo y la búsqueda de familiares “desaparecidos”; y manifestaciones y marchas, como en el caso de este ejemplo de la Colección Permanente de El Museo del Barrio.
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 🎨Unidentified artist from Chile. Arpillera, c. 1980s. Collection of El Museo del Barrio. #elmuseoentucasa #elmuseo #humanrightsday #equalrights #Chile

#CUBA Cuban art has been a vital part of the mission of El Museo del Barrio over the years as shown through its exhibiti...
12/10/2020

#CUBA Cuban art has been a vital part of the mission of El Museo del Barrio over the years as shown through its exhibition program and Permanent Collection. This week, we are proud to highlight works by Cuban artists, who courageously, through visual arts, bring light and awareness to the escalation of human rights violations they endure. El Museo del Barrio stands in solidarity with the arts community on the island and in the diaspora.
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🎨 Luis Cruz Azaceta. The Crossing, 1991. Color lithograph. Collection of El Museo del Barrio. #humanrights #caribbean # LuisCruzAzaceta #insolidarity

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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 Muertos. 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.
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. 👊
Familia Shalom, el video a continuación proporciona la verdad de nuestra historia según la Biblia. Mire y haga cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. https://www.facebook.com/IsraelUnidoEnCristo/videos/216448513072711/