Like a playground bully sitting on another kid’s diorama, painters transform a 3-D world into a 2-D scene. Examine artistic depths with this Groupon.
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$25 for a one-year Amigo membership (a $50 value)
- Free gallery admission with admission for one guest per visit
- Invitations to all exhibition openings
- 10% discount at La Tienda and El Café
$50 for a one-year Supporter membership (a $100 value)
- All Amigo membership benefits
- One additional guest pass per visit
- Invitation to a guided exhibition tour
- Reciprocal admission at select museums across the country
- Priority seating at select performances
El Museo del Barrio
If you studied the art collections at mainstream museums more than 45 years ago, you would notice a dearth of Latino artists. Feeling that this was unacceptable, artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of artists, educators, parents, and activists founded El Museo del Barrio New York in 1969. The museum has since been committed to celebrating and showcasing Latino culture and art, thus becoming a cornerstone of el barrio (a.k.a. the neighborhood).
Today, El Museo del Barrio has a spacious permanent home and an expansive permanent collection of more than 8,000 objects of Caribbean, Latino, and Latin American art spanning more than 800 years. These include pre-Columbian Taíno artifacts, 20th-century drawings, paintings, sculptures, and installations, and photographs, documentaries, and videos.
El Museo del Barrio honors the Latino community not only through art, but also through annual cultural celebrations such as the Day of the Dead and the Three Kings Day Parade. Additionally, throughout the year, the museum hosts talks with exhibiting artists, film screening, performances, and more.