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 MontaƱez 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


Location: 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) in the East Harlem, New York City, NY, 10029

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

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