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El Museo del Barrio

Address: 1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th Street, New York City, NY 10029 (Harlem)
Phone Number: 212 831 7272
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Ranked #410 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Art museum displaying works of different artists from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean, and...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Art museum displaying works of different artists from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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533 reviews 533 reviews
312 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

At the upper end of Museum Mile on 5th, El Museo is well worth a detour to visit. Various temporary exhibitions are shown and we were keen to see the recently opened Marisol sculptures. Her works are very original, colourful and show a mixture of due reverence and comedy. We especially enjoyed the Kennedy and Archbishop Tutu sculptures. Most impressive.... More 

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Bronx, NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Though the gallery area is small, they have good exhibits which cover many Hispanic areas. The cafe is cheerful and has delicious food at very reasonable prices. I had avocado stuffed with vegetables, topped with a nicely spicy creamy sauce and a generous serving of black beans and rice. Regrettably, I did not have enough room for the tempting fruit... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

What a unsung, lovely museum. I stumbled on this museum while looking for another. NYC has so much Hispanic culture and there is so much here to leant and appreciate. The staff at this museum greets you warmly immediately and every person and the museum makes you feel welcome at at home even at the shop where they welcome you... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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200 reviews 200 reviews
75 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I enjoyed a short visit here. I actually came to the area to see the photograph exhibit, Rising Waters, about Superstorm Sandy at the the Museum of the City of New York and walked into del Barrio as a side visit. With your admission to El Museo del Barrio, you can gain FREE entrance to the Museum of the City... More 

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New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The exhibits in this intimate space apparently changes so perhaps we saw a particularly uninteresting , at least to us, installation. There were several modern and dated "smash the furniture as a metaphore for colonialism meets personal freedom" pieces that seemed passe. There were several personal photographic intimate expose narratives that were interesting but not paricularly compelling the way they... More 

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Bergen County, New Jersey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
64 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a natural stop for anyone visiting Museum of the City of New York, Conservatory Garden, or a relative at Mt. Sinai Hospital. It's at the top of "Museum Mile" (at least until the Afro-American museum further uptown finally opens on Fifth Avenue.) Note that the TripAdvisor photos are way out of date. The museum has been thoroughly renovated... More 

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Upstate NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect from this museum, but more than this. First of all, it's expensive. And then, it's very small, and not very interesting. I can't believe that there was nothing very interesting or exciting to see. This is NEW YORK for goodness' sake. I was saddened and disappointed by this museum.

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New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A slightly confusing but irreplaceable museum -- the museum part, as opposed to the school-oriented education -- is devoted now to an exhibit on Caribbean culture, in concert with two other museums.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

there's literally two rooms to walk. Once I was done, I was like "that's it? give me my $10 donation back!"

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Small space featuring a permanent collection as well as temporary shows of work by Latino artists. Always interesting and affecting. Great café and gift shop as well. Admission cost is sliding/donation.

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