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El Museo del Barrio

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Address: 1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th Street, New York City, NY 10029
Phone Number: 212 831 7272
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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art museum displaying works of different artists from Puerto Rico, Mexico,...

Art museum displaying works of different artists from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

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Puerto Rican Pieta and Antonio Lopez -- Future Funk Fashion exhibit blew me away

I wasn't sure I'd enjoy the in-depth exhibit on the work and life of fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez (who died in 1987) and his partner Juan Ramos. The more I explored, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure I'd enjoy the in-depth exhibit on the work and life of fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez (who died in 1987) and his partner Juan Ramos. The more I explored, the more moved I was. Lopez made fashion illustration and his life a work of art. The exhibit displays numerous illustrations and paintings, along with photos and videos of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Because it's right beside the Museum of the City of New York, you might wander in here by accident thinking it has something to do with Hispanic or at any rate cultural life in the city. It us actually a deliberate ripoff. The display is of quite ordinary modern art, and you can walk through in 10 minutes. Save your... More 

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North Jersey/NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I hadn't been here in years, but wanted my husband and son to experience what I remember from childhood as a cool place to visit. El Museo del Barrio disappointed this visit tremendously. I made the mistake of not checking with exhibits were available or potentials shows to see. We checked out coats, donated $20 (remember museum prices are SUGGESTED)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I'm not sure if this exhibit changes periodically, but the Young Lords exhibit is worth seeing. It shows the revolutionary movement by Puerto Ricans and how they came together to improve their NYC neighborhoods. In addition, the works of Dominican artist Rodriguez Calero, was also very impressive and thought provoking. It is a nice little museum.

Thank Lisamiami
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

There's an exhibit about the Young Lords Party, from 1969-75 - three different exhibits actually, one of them here, one in the Bronx, one in the Lower East Side/Loisada. Events are happening in conjunction, including historical walking tours of East Harlem.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Had a great exhibit of collages by Rodriguez Calero. Some of the most interesting work I've seen in a while. I would check it out while her exhibit is still up and running. Great Museum.

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

If you have a chance to visit El Museo del Barrio while the Young Lords exhibit is still up, definitely do so! I am not Puerto Rican or Latino but this exhibit touched me in terms of its powerful depiction of this part of Nuyorican (aka New York Puerto Ricans) history that I sadly never even heard of. The other... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This museum is of only specialized interest, though the exhibits change so some may be more appealing than others. When I visited there was an exhibit on the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican revolutionary group that modeled itself on the Black Panthers, and another on a forgettable artist. Note that if you visit the larger and more interesting Museum of... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is ridiculously empty! I was hoping to experience Puerto Rican culture and reminisce on my child hood but there was nothing in the large room just paintings, few posters and a piragua cart, not to mention over staffed there are more employees harassing you at every corner than exhibits. Save your $9.00.

Thank slinky003
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is another one of those fabulous museums that people rarely get there due to little publicity. It portrays the accomplishments of Hispanics in New york and some of the amazing things that have been done. Located high up on Fifth Avenue it makes for a very enjoyable day and is easily reached by public transportation. I doubt if many... More 

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