Website: El Museo del Barrio (http://www.elmuseo.org/)
Let get some inspiration and explore various cultures at El Museo del Barrio.
From the website:
El Museo del Barrio is the preeminent forum and resource in the U.S. dedicated to Caribbean, Latino, and Latin American art. The museum cares for a diverse, 6,500-object Permanent Collection of Caribbean, Latino and Latin American art, unique in the United States. The holdings divide into four main areas:
Modern and Contemporary art, particularly strong in Post War (1950 - the present) works, including paintings (over 400), photography (over 700), and other contemporary, mixed-media and three-dimensional and time-based forms, such as video, primarily created by New York-based Latino artists (in total, over 1,500 works).
Graphics, including an excellent representation of Puerto Rican, Nuyorican, Mexican, and Chicano fine prints through the 20th and 21st centuries (over 4,000 works);
Taíno/Pre-Columbian, pan-Caribbean archeological objects, primarily from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, as well as fine photographs, graphics and contemporary works that have been influenced by the Taíno legacy (over 460 works); and
Popular Traditions, including Santos de palo (over 300, primarily from Puerto Rico) and other devotional arts from the Santería, Candomblé and Orisha-worship traditions, masks (over 80, primarily from Mexico and Guatemala) and objects related to the celebration of Día de los Muertos (over 500 objects in total).
* Suggested gallery admission is $9.00
* Their cafe is open from 1pm to 4pm. The gallery closes at 5pm.
* You must check all coats, backpacks, umbrellas, shopping bags, and other packages and bags. These items will not be permitted in the galleries. Storage bins for items will be available upon arrival. El Museo del Barrio is not responsible for items lost or stolen.
* Cell phones and other hand-held electronic devices must be turned off and put away
* Photography is ONLY PERMITTED IN EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO’S MAIN GALLERIES (art studios) and lobby.
* Please be on time! Give yourself plenty of time to travel. Check for delays and service changes. I will not wait for late comers and I will not answer any calls or messages after 2pm.
* Subway direction: #6 train to 103rd Street station, walk one block north to 104th Street, then two blocks west to Fifth Avenue. #2 or #3 train to 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street. For bus and car directions, and any other information -- please visit the museum’s website.
* Text or email me any questions or comments before the day of the event. Make sure you identify yourself in your message.
See you there!!