Museo del Barrio

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1230 5th Avenue New York, NY 10029
(212) 831-7272
  • B
    103rd Street
  • 4
    110th Street

Museo del Barrio

Schedule:   Wednesday to Saturday 11AM to 6PM

                    Sundays 11am to 5pm


Founded over thirty years ago, El Museo del Barrio, often known simply as El Museo (the museum) is the only place in New York City dedicated to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin American art. It is essential for anyone who wants to know the Latin culture from a different perspective.

It was founded by Raphael Montanez Ortiz artist in 1969 and was created with one goal: to end the marginalization of many Puerto Ricans citizens in New York. El Museo aims to publicize and celebrate Latin American culture, at the same time becomes a reference of this culture in the city of New York and the United States.

El Museo also has a shop where you can buy souvenirs of all Latin American countries, a coffee/bar and a lovely theater

Admission: free for children under 12, check out the cost of tickets by clicking here

Exhibitions: It has a permanent collection of more than 6,500 pieces composed of pre-Columbian and traditional objects, sculptures, photographs, drawings, sculptures and others. This collection is divided into 4 main areas: Modern and Contemporary Art, Pre-Columbian objects, Graphic Arts and Popular Traditions. For more information about exhibitions clicking here.

Our advice:

  • At the cafe/bar, you will find typical foods of different Latin American regions.
  • If you purchase the New York Pass the entrance fee is included in the card.
  • Get a complimentary courtesy pass to the Museum of the City of New York.