Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective to Open at El Museo del Barrio in April, 2022

      El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, from April 14 to September 11, 2022, the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, since 1988. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator  Julieta […]

El Museo del Barrio’s 45th Annual Three Kings Day (Hybrid) Celebration!

      The 45th Annual Three Kings Day will be celebrated virtually, with some in-person programs in El Barrio this year, with the fitting theme: Samos el Cambio: Protecting the Environment for Future Generations, honoring the work of those who call on us to sustainably steward our environment, and help foster cultural transformation through […]

El Museo del Barrio Announces an Exciting Fall 2021 Exhibition

    El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to two new exhibitions this fall: Popular Painters and Other Visionaries and En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74. Expanding on last year’s virtual presentation, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries examines the practices of 42 artists working on the margins of modernism and […]

El Museo del Barrio Presents a Monumental Survey of Latinx Contemporary Art, Estamos Bien ~ La Triennial 20/21, in March, 2021

      On March 13, 2021, El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to Estamos Bien ~ La Triennial 20/21, the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art. The exhibition will feature more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Virtual Opening to take place on March […]

El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration, 2021

      El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, titled Fuerza Colectiva: Celebrating our Roots and Diversity. The upcoming celebration honors and embraces our community’s collective strength in response to the pandemic and injustice, and the cultural contributions of the […]

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.                 […]

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 […]

New Works by Richard Serra at David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea

      David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of new work by American artist Richard Serra at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York, on May 4, 2022. On view will be a new sculpture in forged steel, and a new series of drawings by the artist will be […]

Miguel Luciano: Cemi-Libre Block Party Celebration & Exhibition in East Harlem

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Civic Practice Partnership Artist-in-Residence, Miguel Luciano, is having a party and we’re all invited! The block party is a celebration of his new exhibition, on view at Hope Community Inc.’s Galeria del Barrio, and it is also a celebration of the culmination of Luciano’s there-year residency at […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

The Timely Exhibition ‘At Home’ Opens at Living with Art Salon in the Mt Morris Historic District of Harlem

      Living with Art Salon opened its doors to three  diverse women in the arts, Elan Cadiz, Giannina Gutierrez and Leah Poller. The exhibition, At Home, explores how we live at home, as a family ~ as neighbors, as friends, as lovers ~ looking back on your dad’s favorite chair growing up, waking […]

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

      *A 2021 Update ~ Art Park will be celebrating the 36th Anniversary on Saturday, June 26th from Noon to 5:00pm with art, music and more. 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, […]

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 […]

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 ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022

      From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 2022

      February ushers in some of our favorite Annual Events from Black History Month and Lunar New Year to Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. February also explodes with a number of beautiful exhibitions including Faith Ringgold at New Museum, Suchitra Mattei at Hollis Taggart, The New Bend at Hauser & Wirth, David Byrne […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2022

    Closing the door on 2021, New Yorkers will step into 2022 grateful to be living in the City that never sleeps ~ a city that never stops creating, educating and inspiring. Here are a few suggestions to brighten your days in January, 2022. Happy New Year!

The Harlem Night Market Returns to the Historic La Marqueta!

      From tamales to coquito, sorrel to sweet potato pie: The Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta is back for the 2021 holiday season, to celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up East, Central and West Harlem.  Launched to great success two years ago, the market was suspended last season due to […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in December, 2021

    The December calendar is filled with Holiday Joy, bringing back some of our favorite annual events from outdoor tree lighting ceremonies all around town to indoor and outdoor Holiday Markets. Here are a few suggestions for art installations, exhibits and a plethora of events during the month of December, 2021.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2021

      November brings with it some of our favorite annual events ~ this year, in-person. Canstruction will raise money for City Harvest; The Art Show will raise money for Henry Street Settlement; The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, NYBG Holiday Train Show and LuminoCity Festival kick-off a festive holiday season. Art House will open […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2021

    Taking a deep breathe, New York City heads into the Fall season remembering 9/11 ~ followed by a return of some of our favorite annual indoor events likeThe Affordable Art Fair, The Armory Show and related venues, The Rubin Museum reopens its third floor to the newly created Mandala Lab; The Met unveils Part-One of the Costume […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2021

    This month, we lead our Roundup into August with three of many NYC Parks Department art installations that reflect the times we live in, as we kick-off the month outdoors with everything from miniature golf in Battery Park City to a plethora of concerts and walking tours. Many of our favorite annual events […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2021

    New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate this month, from Lady Liberty’s Little Sister arriving from France on July 1, our own Independence Day celebration on July 4th, to a Hometown Heroes ticker-tape parade on July 7th. It’s summer ~ our pools are open, the Riverside Park Goats are en route, the annual […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in June, 2021

      Nothing better than summer in the city. From Pride Month to Juneteenth, Museum Mile to the Tribeca Film Festival, River to River and an anniversary celebration in Riverside Park, here are a few art installations, exhibits, and events to add to your list in June.

Virtual Museum Mile Festival 2021 set for June 8th

    Eight New York City museums are coming together, once again, to present the 43rd annual Museum Mile Festival (Virtual/In-Person) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 9 am to 9 pm. The day-long celebration of art and culture will feature live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for all […]