Tickets on Sale for ‘A Very Merry Barrio Holiday’ at El Museo del Barrio

The best Puerto Rican talent and comedians in the city are coming to El Teatro! Warm up your holidays with a fun-filled night of comedy, dance and music. The evening will feature Stand Up comedian, Sara Contreras, The Latin Diva of Comedy (HBO Latino, Showtime), and a magnificent cast composed by: Suni Reyes(Comedy Central), Sol Crespo (New Amsterdam), Kristen […]

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) at El Museo del Barrio ~ November 20, 2019

      Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). The exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped […]

El Passport at El Museo del Barrio

Beginning May 13th, El Museo del Barrio is excited to debut an exhibition of artwork created by participants of El Museo’s Accessibility Programs, designed for children and adults with alternate learning, developmental and physical abilities. Guided by specialized educators, participants from East Harlem organizations Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, the NYC Autism Charter School, the Shield […]

Culture and the People: El Museo Del Barrio, 1969-2019

      El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art […]

Save the Date for El Museo Del Barrio ~ Dia De Las Memorias

Music ~ Food ~ Art + Fashion plus a Silent Auction! El Museo Del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. While you’re there, be sure to go “Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography“, on view to January 6, 2019.                 […]

QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection on view at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Read more…..                    

SUPER SÁBADO: Pa’lante Puerto Rico ~ Free Admission Today at Museo del Barrio

In solidarity with Puerto Rico, El Museo del Barrio presents a special Super Sábado, commemorating the resilience of the Puerto Rican community one year after Hurricane María. Join us for a family day of art making, storytelling, a dance performance, and more! En solidaridad con Puerto Rico, El Museo del Barrio presenta un Súper Sábado especial, conmemorando […]

El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

      MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine […]

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany, Presented by Miguel Luciano

      Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations […]

It’s a Tour ~ of El Barrio

 Around The Block tours of El Barrio kick-off next week! Take in the sights, sounds and history of our neighborhood on this walking tour and learn about the legacy of our communities, the icons that once called El Barrio home, and the art that makes streets come alive. Stops may include community gardens, murals, local […]

Claire Oliver Gallery Relocates from Chelsea to Harlem

      Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Clair Oliver Gallery announced a move from its Chelsea location to a new home in Harlem, with space currently under construction.

Beyond Sims: Artist Selection Panel ~ February 23rd

Panel discussion will take place on Saturday, February 23rd from 11am to 2pm at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd, at 135th Street. Steering Committee represented organizations include: El Museo del Barrio The New York Academy of Medicine Community Board 11 Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) NYC […]

Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Group Exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española

      A new group exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico celebrates the works of 102 Puerto Rican artists, including New York’s first Percent for Art sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Below, we share a few images from the opening reception, artist talks and interviews.

Three Kings Day Parade & Celebration ~ January 4, 2019

Save the Date for the 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration presented by El Museo del Barrio ~ Friday, January 4, 2019 from 11am to 3pm. This year, the parade coordinators celebrate the Parade’s long history and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community. The parade will begin at […]

It’s Here ~ The East Harlem Map Tea Towel

Measuring 26″ x 21 1/2″, it is 100% Cotton and machine washable, with a loop at the top end for easy hanging. This colorful map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from Fifth Avenue to the East River. You’ll find many of your favorite places on the map […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2018

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, from #RESIST to #METOO and #TimesUp ~ in the arts and activism, women have stepped forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, and […]

elmuseo@ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

    The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts. Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in December 2019

      Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2019

    The changing of the season brings our roundup of exhibitions and installation indoors, with a nod to the approaching holiday season. You know we’re near Thanksgiving when the installation, Canstruction, arrives at Brookfield Place; The New York Botanical Garden sets up its annual Holiday Train Show; The Flatiron Public Plaza announced its design […]

The Inspiring Alzheimer’s Programs in Arts + Culture

      If you know someone with Alzheimer’s, there’s a good chance you are familiar with the organizations Caringkind Connect2Culture and Arts + Minds, a few of the non-profit groups partnering with museums and institutions to provide art and art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences for people with dementia, family members and their caregivers.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2019

      All five boroughs are blooming this Fall with art installations, exhibits and events ~ indoors and out. Look for a sculpture on the historic facade of The MET, Horses at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, the beloved Hippo Ballerina at Flatiron South Plaza, Photoville, the Honey Festival, the Feast of San Gennaro + […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2019

        It’s Summertime ~ when nothing is better than life outdoors with the annual Summer Streets and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This year, adding to our list will be a 100-site installation by Public Art Fund, 7 new sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, and The Harlem Art Collective’s Summer installation on […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2019

    Summer is heating up with lots of color in all five boroughs. Bringing it outdoors this month, here are Art installations, Events and Exhibits to add to your list in July, with more than 45 exhibits and installations still on view from earlier this year.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in June, 2019

    On the heals of Memorial Day, we celebrate the beginning of summer with more than 50 outdoor installations and events from Coney Island and Roosevelt Island to Riverbank State Park. This month’s Roundup of Art Installations, Events & Exhibits explores what’s new, what to look forward to, and what’s still on view. Here […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

      May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

      In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of […]

57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

    Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your […]

Small Business Saturday + CyberWeek Begins Tuesday, November 20th!

CyberWeek Available on Etsy beginning Tuesday, November 20th, through Small Business Saturday to November 26th! There is no place like East Harlem ~ El Barrio, NYC with it’s historic buildings, murals, food, music and museums. This colorful eclectic Map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from the East […]

Get Ready for Summer Streets 2018 NYC

    Taking place on the first three Saturdays in August, between the hours of 7:00am to 1:00pm, Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be closed to traffic, allowing nearly 300,000 people to enjoy the annual event ~ Summer Streets 2018. This year’s theme ~ “Finding joy in unexpected moments,” and […]

It’s a Block Party ~ Uptown Bouce!

Presented to us by the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio, this free summer block-party series will take place on four consecutive Wednesdays. Dance to New York DJs and musicians, enjoy exhibitions through guided tours, participate in art-making activities and enjoy summer drinks and local food. Programs are Free, […]

‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

      What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to […]

GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to See from March 15 – 31

    The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village ~ Celebrating 100 Years Leaving Women’s History Month, Here are a few suggestions from GothemToGo for arts and entertainment from March 15 to 31st.

‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ Opening at The Brooklyn Museum in February

      The Brooklyn Museum will open its doors to the exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist.

Congratulations to Landmark East Harlem

Connie Lee, Landmark East Harlem (President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance + Public Art Initiative) on the day she said – we have to save this building. In the Preservation World, success is measured by one Landmark at a time. Today Landmark East Harlem had great success when the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Landmarked the Richard […]