A Classroom Display Becomes a Latino Cultural InstitutionEl 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
Location: 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) in the East Harlem, New York, NY, 10029
Click here to visit El Museo del Barrio New York official website.
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