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El Museo del Barrio

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Address: 1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th Street, New York City, NY 10029
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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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latino city

colourful vibrant helps one on a winters day,veryproudly ethnic will returnsoon for the colourful scenes

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 13, 2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

colourful vibrant helps one on a winters day,veryproudly ethnic will returnsoon for the colourful scenes

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

When I visited this museum it was under construction, so I was only able to see about 1/3 of the space. The display that day was mostly a videography project from a Puerto Rican artist, and a section for artwork developed by their artist in residence. The videos were interesting, but the exhibit took us about 30 minutes to see.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

My son needed to visit this museum for Spanish class. We decided to take the whole family. We never expected to like it. The museum is small. We finished in about an hour. My son actually liked the art work on display. It was a good way to spend the afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

El Museo is a place where you can go and see what latinamerican artists are doing in the world of contemporary art. Make sure to check their website for times and exhibits. Usually, admission to the Museum of the City of New York will also get you into El Museo del Barrio, and vice-versa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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