El Museo del Barrio to Reopen on September 12th

The Museum’s physical reopening will be celebrated with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the temporary closure, […]

El Museo del Barrio reopens on September 12th with Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York

    The Museum’s physical reopening will be celebrated with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the […]

El Museo del Barrio presents performance duo Poncilí Creación ~ August 27th

As part of El Museo del Barrio’s year-long initiative ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum announces the debut of Somxs Podemx, a newly commissioned video by Puerto Rican performance duo Poncilí Creación, on Thursday, August 27 at 6pm. Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, the collective – composed of identical twin […]

El Museo del Barrio Debuts Somxs Podemx, a Video Performance by artists, Poncilí Creación

      As part of El Museo del Barrio’s year-long initiative ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum announces the debut of Somxs Podemx, a newly commissioned video by Puerto Rican performance duo Poncilí Creación, on Thursday, August 27 at 6pm. Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, the collective – composed […]

Popular Painters and Other Visionaries in the Online Viewing Room of El Museo Del Barrio August 6th

    El Museo del Barrio announces Popular Painters and Other Visionaries, the museum’s first online exhibition that examines the work of 30 artists from the Americas and the Caribbean. Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, and originally planned as an in-person experience, the exhibition was adapted as a virtual presentation that will be on view from August […]

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 […]

Michelangelo Pistoletto at Lévy Gorvy NYC

      Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce a major exhibition of works by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. The first US presentation in a decade to feature multiple installations by Pistoletto, it will take visitors on a journey through one of the most influential and enduring artistic practices to unfold from the […]

Kara Walker: Drawings on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea

      Sikkema Jenkins & Co. has reopened, and is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works on paper by Kara Walker, featuring selections from the artist’s personal archive alongside more recent drawings. The show previews a selection of works that will be included in Walker’s first major exhibition in Switzerland at the […]

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation, ‘Growth’ and artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Harlem Art Park ~ July 5, 2020

      On June 26th, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Percent for Art Program, and its first art installation, Growth, by sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Here are some wonderful images of the artist and Growth as it was being created, and a few thoughts on this historic occasion […]

Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 6, 2020 in El Barrio

  El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Parade, entitled Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength, will celebrate immigrant and migrant communities of past and present that continue to seep our history alive by celebrating the cultural traditions of El […]

The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 6, 2020 in El Barrio

      El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade which will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Parade, entitled Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength, will celebrate immigrant and migrant communities of past and present that continue to keep history alive by celebrating the cultural traditions […]

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, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2020

      It has been a long and slow slog to November, with art installations and exhibitions echoing this sentiment. The Rubin Museum will create space on an entire floor dedicated to social and emotional learning; Zag Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty‘ pretty much portrays our feelings thus far; while others look to a brighter future […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2020

    Inching our way back to a new normal, October brings with it limited indoor dining, museums, galleries and an array of outdoor art installations, tours, and performances from Astor Place, the Garment District, and Hudson Yards, to Hunters Point. Harlem, Central Park Zoo, and Central Park’s, Doris C. Freedman Plaza. Here are a […]

Hauser & Wirth organized ‘Artists for New York’ in Support of Non-Profit Visual Arts Organizations

      Hauser & Wirth co-presidents Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth, and Marc Payot, announced today that the gallery has organized ‘Artists for New York,’ a major initiative to raise funds in support of a group of pioneering non-profit visual arts organizations across New York City that have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

It’s a Virtual ‘Uptown Bounce’ ~ on August 19th

The Uptown art community isn’t skipping a beat. Save the date for Uptown Bounce 2020: Street to Screen, a virtual feast, on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00pm. Join El Museo del Marrio, Museum of the City of New York and The Africa Center for the first Virtual Uptown Bounce hosted by Fab 5 Freddy. Watch […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2020

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Museum Mile Festival Goes Virtual, June 9, 2020

      Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm. Throughout the day, each museum will host live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for families streamed across […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

    Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

    February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

    2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along […]

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 […]