Rafael Tufiño





by Dr. Carmen T. Ruiz de Fischler, Ph. D.

- (essay in Spanish)
- (essay in English)



The 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 Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Since then, El Museo del Barrio has evolved into New York’s 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

Location and Directions

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 Lexington
Ave., at 106th St. NYC. T: 212 831.4333. http://www.tallerboricua.org


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