El Museo del Barrio

Photo Caption - Andrew HinderakerCommonly referred to as El Museo, this magnificent cultural institution is located near the end of Manhattan's Museum Mile. A leading museum of Latin American culture, art, and history in the United States, El Museo del Barrio is a highly popular destination for groups of all types. Focusing on all areas of Latin American culture from Puerto Rico to the Caribbean and beyond, El Museo has brought culture and history to New York City for the past 45 years.

Not only is the museum's mission to preserve and collect and interpret acquisitions of Latin American artifacts but to inspire, educate, and provide a glimpse into the identity of a people. There are over 6,500 objects in the permanent collection of Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art alone and El Museo regularly offers temporary exhibitions on a variety of subjects. There is a beautiful and enlightening exhibit of nearly 500 pieces of pre-Columbian archaeological artifacts mainly from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic that shows a brilliant variety of style within the culture. Also see modern graphic design, contemporary art and much more!

Temporary exhibitions range in topic from the works of notable individuals to groups within the city of New York, new forms of art created by Latin Americans, and fashion among others. Groups are more than welcome to visit El Museo and they make available a number of group programs, lectures, talks, tours, and activities to encourage social connections, open discussions, and active learning.