- Feast your eyes upon El Museo's diverse collection of original Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latino artwork.
- Enjoy a collection of cultural artifacts that span nearly 800 years of history.
- Visit the museum's beautiful 4,500-square-foot courtyard.
- Enjoy traditional Latin American dishes by visiting the on-site restaurant, Side Park Café.
El Museo del Barrio
A part of New York City’s famed Museum Mile, El Museo del Barrio is a unique museum that is unlike any other in the city. Known to locals as simply “El Museo,” it houses an impressive collection of artwork and culturally significant artifacts from Latin America and the Caribbean. There is also a special focus on artwork created by Puerto Ricans and members of New York’s vibrant Puerto Rican community. The museum’s goal is to educate visitors from around the globe about Latin America’s rich history. Inside El Museo’s walls, you’ll be treated to collections filled with pre-Columbian Taíno artifacts, modern Latino art, education exhibits, sculptures, installations, and much more. The museum’s onsite café also allows you to experience authentic Latin American cuisine before you depart. If you want to learn more about New York’s diverse cultural history, don’t pass up a visit to El Museo del Barrio.
Modern and Contemporary Art by Latino Artists
Puerto Rican, Nuyorican, Mexican, and Chicano Graphics
Traditional and Devotional Artwork
Did You Know
- El Museo's permanent collection includes over 6,500 objects, including historical artifacts, works of art, modern drawings, and large-scale installations.
- The museum was founded in 1969 by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, an artist and educator of Puerto Rican descent.
- The “El Barrio” neighborhood spans from East 96th street to East 125th street and is home to a large number immigrants from Latin and South America.
Tips for Visitors
- Every third Saturday of the month, the museum features free art-making workshops, concerts, and other events for families.
- Special guided walking tours of the El Barrio neighborhood are offered during summer months.
- During Three Kings Day or Dia De Los Muertos there will be special festivals, parades, and celebrations.
El Museo del Barrio Details
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street New York, NY 10029
Hours of Operation:
Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Average Visit Duration:
Approx. 1 hour