AddressEl Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
DirectionsBus: M1, M2, M3, M4
Suggested Contribution$6 adults
$4 students and seniors
Members and children under 12, accompanied by an adult or guardian, admitted free.
El Museo del Barrio
Founded thirty years ago, El Museo del Barrio is New York City's only Latino museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art.
At The Museum
by Jason Wiggins
El Museo del Barrio doesn't look like a typical museum from the outside, it looks more like an apartment building, and the museum only takes up a small part of the building it's housed in. As is evident from the Spanish name, the museum is devoted entirely to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art. Anyone who's worried can rest assured that all of the literature at the museum is in both Spanish and English, and there is plenty to read about the art's history, symbols and imagery.
A visit to the museum should take about two hours and would appeal to people who like contemporary Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art. If you're curious and nearby on museum mile, a visit to El Museo del Barrio could be fun.