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New York City Sights

El Museo del Barrio

  • 1230 5th Ave. Map It

Updated 02/25/2014

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El barrio is Spanish for "the neighborhood" and the nickname for East Harlem, a largely Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican and Dominican community. El Museo del Barrio, on the edge of this neighborhood, focuses on Latin American and Caribbean art, with some ten percent of its collection concentrated on works by self-taught artists from New York, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The more than 6,500-object permanent collection includes over 400 pre-Columbian

artifacts, sculpture, photography, film and video, and traditional art from all over Latin America. The collection of 360 santos, carved wooden folk-art figures from Puerto Rico, is popular. El Museo hosts performances, lectures, films, and cultural events, including a month-long Dia de los Muertos celebration.

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Sight Information

Address:

1230 5th Ave., between E. 104th and E. 105th Sts., New York, New York, 10029, United States

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Phone:

212-831–7272

Website: www.elmuseo.org

Sight Details:

  • $9 suggested donation
  • Wed.–Sat. 11–6

Updated 02/25/2014

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