by Dr. Carmen T. Ruiz de Fischler, Ph. D.
- (essay in Spanish)
- (essay in English)
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and
culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States.
Heralded by The New York Times as "an institution in its ascendancy,"
El Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 by a group of Puerto Rican educators,
artists, parents and community activists in East Harlemís Spanish-speaking
El Barrio, the neighborhood that extends from 96th Street to the Harlem
River and from Fifth Avenue to the East River on Manhattans Upper
East Side. Since then, El Museo del Barrio has evolved into New Yorks
leading Latino cultural institution, representing the diversity of art
and culture in the Caribbean and Latin America. As the only museum in
New York City that specializes in representing these cultures, El Museo
del Barrio continues to have a significant impact on the cultural life
of New York City and is now a major stop on Manhattanís Museum
Mile on Fifth Avenue.
To learn more about El Museo del Barrio, visit: http://www.elmuseo.org
El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, and
may be reached by subway: #6 to 103rd St. station; or by bus M1, M3, M4
on Madison and Fifth Avenues to 104th St; local cross-town service between
Yorkville or East Harlem and the Upper West Side in Manhattan M96 and
M106 or M2.
Museum Hours & Admission
Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. Suggested admission: $6 Adults;
$4 Students and Seniors. Free for members and children ages 12 and under
accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Taller Boricua Gallery presents Rafael Tufiño, Mis Memorias Gravados,
(Engraved Memories) from March 15 to June 28.
Taller Boricua is located in the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, at 1680
Ave., at 106th St. NYC. T: 212 831.4333. http://www.tallerboricua.org