El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio New York

Located on the northern end of New York’s Museum Mile, El Museo del Barrio showcases the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans. From its schedule of contemporary exhibits to the permanent collection of pre-Columbian artifacts and religious items, this East Harlem museum is the only one in the United States that is entirely dedicated to presenting and preserving Caribbean and Latin American arts and cultural history.

A Classroom Display Becomes a Latino Cultural Institution

El Museo began in 1969 as a display in a classroom in an East Harlem school. The museum was founded by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz along with many other parents, artists and educators who felt that mainstream museums were not sufficiently representing Latino artists. Today El Museo del Barrio (barrio means neighbourhood) features a broad range of exhibitions as well as many public programs, festivals and special events for the community.

Visiting El Museo del Barrio New York

El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) in the East Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan.

The museum’s cafe is inspired by Latin America and Caribbean culture and features a diverse menu with items such as empanadas, ceviche, and platos Fuertes.

Admission is by suggested donation. Groups of ten or more must reserve in advance; group visits are not offered on the weekend. For more information including hours of operation call 212-831-7272 or visit El Museo del Barrio New York

Location: 1230 Fifth Avenue New York City, New York
Phone: 212-831-7272
E-mail: info@elmuseo.org

Click here to visit El Museo del Barrio New York official website.