As New York City’s leading Latino cultural institution, El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean and Latin American cultures. El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions represent these cultures’ richness, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations and educational programs. Ranging from pre-Columbian to modern and contemporary art, the permanent collection totals more than 8,000 objects.
Upcoming exhibits include Reynier Levya Novo’s digital Methuselah. Cuban-born and Houston-based artist Reynier Levya Novo presents “Methuselah,” a digital artwork commissioned by El Museo with the support of VIA Art Fund. “Methuselah” virtually reproduces the 6,000-mile transnational migratory journey of a single monarch butterfly, tracking its travels from southern Canada across the United States to Mexico. In tracing the monarch’s flight across the Americas, the project addresses larger contemporary issues related to migration, climate change and the necessity of transnational cooperation, as expressed in the life of a singular specimen. At El Museo, “Methuselah” will be presented as an in-person, mixed-reality installation in Room 110. Reservations are first-come, first-serve and must be made on site the day of your visit. Additionally, the monarch’s epic journey can be seen in real time here. The exhibit runs through March 26, 2023.
Juan Francisco Elso Padilla’s Por América is organized by El Museo del Barrio and curated by invited guest curator Olga Viso, in collaboration with El Museo curator Susanna V. Temkin. Por América investigates the artist’s brief yet significant career (1956–1988). Based in Havana, Elso Padilla was part of the first generation of artists born and educated in post-revolutionary Cuba, who gained international recognition in the early 1980s. This exhibit runs through March 26, 2023, and reserved timed entry is required.
Curated by El Museo curator Susanna V. Temkin, DOMESTICANX brings together seven intergenerational artists whose practices address the private sphere through works related to healing, spirituality, decoration and the home. The show is inspired by the concept of domesticana, first theorized by artist, scholar and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains in the 1990s. The show encompasses paintings, textiles, ceramics and installations and features work by veteran artists Mesa-Bains, Nitza Tufiño and Maria Brito, alongside the first museum presentations by emerging artists Amarise Carreras, Cielo Félix-Hernández, Joel Gaitan and Misla. Reserved timed tickets are required, with the exhibit running through March 26, 2023.
Located on Fifth Avenue and 104th Street, El Museo is a block away from Museum of the City of New York, and across the street from Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Admission at El Museo is “pay as you wish,” ranging $0–9 for adults and $0–5 for students and seniors.
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