El Museo del Barrio - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for El Museo del Barrio. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Melissa Calderón “unoxuno”

    Melissa Calderón “unoxuno”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-01-11 - 2017-04-30

    Located at El Museo Lobby Self taught multimedia artist Melissa Calderón create bodies of conceptual work around themes exploring social and political landscapes; drawing upon historical and philosophical...More »

  • poster for Beatriz Santiago Muñoz “A Universe of Fragile Mirrors”

    Beatriz Santiago Muñoz “A Universe of Fragile Mirrors”

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2017-01-11 - 2017-04-30

    El Museo del Barrio presents A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, a solo exhibition on the work of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San Juan). The exhibition is organized by the...More »

  • poster for “Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Mono Canal” Exhibition

    “Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Mono Canal” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2017-01-11 - 2017-04-30

    Curated by Hernan Rivera Luque This exhibition explores the work of Latin American video artists and their different approaches to the single-channel format. The work on display ranges from pieces inspired...More »

  • poster for Miguel Trelles “unoxuno”

    Miguel Trelles “unoxuno”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-01-11 - 2017-04-30

    Located in El Café Miguel Trelles is a Puerto Rican painter/printmaker actively engaged since 2006 in curating a yearly visual arts exhibition, Borimix, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational...More »

  • poster for Antonio López “Future Funk Fashion”

    Antonio López “Future Funk Fashion”

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    • Media: Illustration - Fashion
    • 2016-06-14 - 2016-11-26

    El Museo del Barrio presents an exhibition in tribute to Puerto-Rican born artist and fashion illustrator Antonio López (1943-1987) and his prolific three-decade career on the New York fashion scene. The...More »

  • poster for “The Illusive Eye” Exhibition

    “The Illusive Eye” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-02-03 - 2016-05-21

    El Museo del Barrio presents The Illusive Eye, an international survey on Kinetic and Op art. The exhibition offers a broad intellectual context for Op art and geometric abstraction, one that goes against...More »

  • poster for Joiri Minaya “Redecode”

    Joiri Minaya “Redecode”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2016-01-20 - 2017-01-20

    Redecode: a tropical theme is a great way to create a fresh, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere is derived from two wallpapers designed in the 1940’s for sumptuous redecorations in luxurious hotels in the United...More »

  • poster for “Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection” Exhibition

    “Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2015-12-22 - 2016-12-04

    This exhibition features a selection of recent acquisitions to El Museo’s permanent collection. It includes our most recent gift, a large painting by David Antonio Cruz, Puerto Rican Pieta, a portrait...More »

  • poster for “Navideño: Three Kings and Nativities from El Museo’s Permanent Collection” Exhibition

    “Navideño: Three Kings and Nativities from El Museo’s Permanent Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-12-01 - 2016-01-09

    This special exhibition leads to and coincide with one of the most important popular traditions in many Puerto Rican and Latin American cultures, Three Kings Day, celebrated on January 6. Since 1978, El...More »

  • poster for “Cut n’ Mix: Contemporary Collage” Exhibition

    “Cut n’ Mix: Contemporary Collage” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Other
    • 2015-07-22 - 2015-12-12

    This exhibition explores the work of artists experimenting with collage and collage techniques in ways that expand the gestures of cutting paper and mixing various mediums together. It takes as its point...More »

  • poster for “İPresente! The Young Lords in New York” Exhibition

    “İPresente! The Young Lords in New York” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-07-22 - 2015-12-12

    İPresente! The Young Lords in New York explores the legacy of the Young Lords in East Harlem, the Bronx and the Lower East Side, focusing on specific political events that the Young Lords organized in...More »

  • poster for Rodriguez Calero “Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos”

    Rodriguez Calero “Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other
    • 2015-07-22 - 2015-12-19

    El Museo del Barrio’s “Urban Martyrs and Latter-Day Santos” is the first museum survey of the Nuyorican artist Rodríguez Calero and the second in a series of five women-artist retrospectives in El Museo’s...More »

  • poster for “UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film” Exhibition

    “UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2015-03-04 - 2015-06-27

    From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907–1997) helped forge an evocative and enduring image of Mexico. Among the most important cinematographers...More »

  • poster for “Playing With Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions”

    “Playing With Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-09-06 - 2015-01-03

    Tracing the founding of El Museo del Barrio by Raphael Montañez Ortíz at the end of the 60s, an era of social unrest and radical activism in the United States as well as throughout the Americas, the works...More »

  • poster for “Presencia: Works from El Museo’s Permanent Collection” Exhibition

    “Presencia: Works from El Museo’s Permanent Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-06-01 - 2014-08-23

    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,...More »

  • poster for “Community + School Partnership: Artwork at El Museo” Exhibition

    “Community + School Partnership: Artwork at El Museo” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation
    • 2014-05-17 - 2015-04-30

    El Museo del Barrio’s Making Connections program offers in-depth, multi-session residencies designed to link El Museo del Barrio’s cultural resources with curricula in learning settings beyond El Museo....More »

  • poster for “Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care” Exhibition

    “Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other
    • 2014-03-12 - 2014-09-13

    El Museo del Barrio, now celebrating its 45th anniversary, reimagines its beginnings with MUSEUM STARTER KIT: Open With Care, an exhibition that explores the unusual founding of El Museo and solicits community...More »

  • poster for “Presencia” Exhibition

    “Presencia” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation - Other
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-05-17

    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,...More »

  • poster for “Portraits of Power” Exhibition

    “Portraits of Power” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-05-01

    During the 2012-2013 academic year, students from El Puente Academy took part in a school-wide multi-disciplinary Integrated Arts Project (IAP) – El Puente’s arts-based collaborative program that corresponds...More »

  • poster for “El Museo’s Bienal 2013” Exhibition

    “El Museo’s Bienal 2013” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-06-12 - 2014-02-15

    La Bienal 2013, El Museo’s 7th biennial exhibition, features work by 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area....More »

  • poster for “Superreal: alternative realities in photography and video” Exhibition

    “Superreal: alternative realities in photography and video” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2013-02-06 - 2013-05-19

    This exhibition explores the layered meanings and interpretations of the real as it is represented in photography and video art. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world...More »

  • poster for “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” Exhibition

    “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-06-12 - 2013-01-06

    The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum...More »

  • poster for "Testimonios: 100 Years of Popular Expression" Exhibition

    "Testimonios: 100 Years of Popular Expression" Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2012-02-01 - 2012-05-06

    Curated by Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs Drawing on rarely-seen works from El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection and select loans from the New York area, Testimonios examines potent...More »

  • poster for "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011" Exhibition

    "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2011-06-14 - 2012-01-08

    "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files" highlights the most innovative, cutting-edge art being produced by emerging Latino and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. The artists...More »

  • poster for Luis Camnitzer Exhibition

    Luis Camnitzer Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-02-02 - 2011-05-29

    Part of El Museo's FOCOS series, which highlights groundbreaking, mature, yet under-recognized artists, this traveling retrospective highlights the extensive work of Uruguayan conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer....More »

  • poster for “Voces y Visiones” Exhibition

    “Voces y Visiones” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Installation - Crafts
    • 2010-12-10 - 2011-12-10

    The premiere exhibition in our new Carmen Ana Unanue Permanent Collection Galleries celebrates El Museo’s 40th anniversary. Over 100 works created by a cross-section of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American...More »

  • poster for "Nueva York (1613-1945)" Exhibition

    "Nueva York (1613-1945)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Film
    • 2010-09-17 - 2011-01-09

    Presented in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, this intriguing exhibition reveals the powerful role that Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have played across four centuries to help...More »

  • poster for Rafael Ferrer "Retro/Active"

    Rafael Ferrer "Retro/Active"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2010-06-08 - 2010-08-22

    In the late 1960s, Puerto Rican-born Rafael Ferrer became internationally renowned for his guerilla art actions in New York and Philadelphia. In the 1970s, he was known for assemblage sculptures, kayaks,...More »

  • poster for "Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement" Exhibition

    "Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-03-24 - 2010-05-09

    Phantom Sightings is the first exhibition to focus on the work of Chicano artists since the mid-1990s with a strong conceptual dimension. It features some 100 works in all contemporary media, and includes...More »

  • poster for "Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis" Exhibition

    "Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2009-10-17 - 2010-02-28

    Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis, explores the interactions between U.S.-born, Caribbean, and Latin American artists working in New York in the early twentieth century, who...More »

  • poster for  “Arte no es vida” Exhibition

    “Arte no es vida” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2008-01-30 - 2008-05-18

    El Museo del Barrio, New York’s premier Latino and Latin American cultural institution, is pleased to announce its groundbreaking exhibition Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000....More »

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