LA BIENAL 2013, El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition, features work by 37 artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area. The exhibition explores, offers, and supports experimental and experiential aspects of contemporary art, and offers an opportunity for artists and viewers to connect through the art object and ideas behind it.
Designed to provide a platform for artists who have never shown at El Museo, LA BIENAL is interested in the conditions under which works of art are made and how they are received by the public.
PRESENCIA,the most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection, focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in literal and conceptual ways. Featured artists include Luis Mendez, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Oscar Muñoz, Benvenuto Chavajay, Christian Cravo, Roberto Juárez, Fernando Salicrup, and Rafael Tufiño.
Wednesday, January 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm El Teatro Admission: FREE, RSVP
Driven by master percussionist Dendê's polyrhythmic power and joyous melodies, this eight-piece band blends Brazil's rhythm-heavy music with Afrobeat, reggae, merengue, and other global grooves into an irresistible call to the dance floor. Dendê and Band's jubilant, upbeat live shows soar with sizzling showmanship. This concert is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm El Teatro Admission: FREE, RSVP
Celia: The Queen, by Joe Cardona, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Immediately following the film, join us for a panel discussion with Producer, Joe Cardona; Hair Stylist Ruth Sanchez; and Poet Felipe Luciano. Moderated by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega.
El Museo's Youth Council is a free year-long program for NYC youth ages 16 to 24 who are passionate about the arts. Each week you will work with different contemporary artists and museum staff in workshops that give you behind the scenes access to a museum. Along with workshops, you will contribute to programming that the Youth Council will collectively create from the ground up.
Meetings will begin January 29, 2014 and are held every Wednesday from 4:30pm - 6:30pm through May. Applications for spring 2014 admission are due January 15, 2014.Apply here!
El Museo is seeking talented, enthusiastic college students and recent graduates to join our team this Spring! Gain valuable work experience and make connections through an internship in the department that best suits your career goals. We offer internships in Community and Government Affairs, Marketing and Communications, Education and Public Programs, and more.
Deadline to submit internship applications for the Spring 2014 cycle is Friday, January 10, 2014.
This spring take advantage of specials on all exhibition-related items! From posters, and catalogues, to postcards, and magnets, stop by and check it out.
Become a Member or give a Gift today!
Our members are very special to us, and we rely on you to make our work possible. Thanks to your generosity, El Museo del Barrio continues to provide free cultural and educational events right here in El Barrio! I invite you to stay engaged and hope you consider a gift to support us, as we look toward 2014 and beyond, with new leadership, andan exciting line-up of exhibitions and programming.
This year we celebrate our 45th anniversary-please help ensure our success on behalf of Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American artists in New York City and around the world for years to come!
To help us celebrate this important year, pleaseclick here to become a Member or give a Gift today!
Celebrate Your Next Event With Us
El Teatro, El Café and Las Galerías are available for any occassion. El Museo del Barrio, conveniently located in New York City's renowned Museum Mile is the ideal location for your upcoming special event.
Whether you are planning a concert series or hosting a corporate function, El Museo provides a unique setting that combines breathtaking views of Central Park along with El Museo's newly renovated, state of the art facilities.