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El Museo's LA BIENAL 2013: Here Is Where We Jump
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
To Saturday, January 4, 2014
Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Las Galerías
Admissions: Fees Vary

LA BIENAL 2013, El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition, features work by 37 artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area. The exhibition explores, offers, and supports experimental and experiential aspects of contemporary art, and offers an opportunity for artists and viewers to connect through the art object and ideas behind it.


Designed to provide a platform for artists who have never shown at El Museo, LA BIENAL is interested in the conditions under which works of art are made and how they are received by the public.

Click here for more details on the exhibition.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013  
To Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Las Galerías
Admissions: Fees Vary

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, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in literal and conceptual ways. Featured artists include Luis Mendez, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Oscar Muñoz, Benvenuto Chavajay, Christian Cravo, Roberto Juárez, Fernando Salicrup, and Rafael Tufiño.

Click here for more details on the exhibition.
RADIANCE: After Hours at El Museo
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
To Wednesday, August 28, 2013
every Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo del Barrio
Admission: Free
Every Wednesday this summer El Museo is staying up late with 5ifty5ive and resident DJ Les Carbonell. Start the night off with gallery talks by artists in El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition LA BIENAL: Here Is Where We Jump and stay for free gallery admission, music, dance, and performances.
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Gallery Talk
Artists Talk Pirate Radio: Eric Ramos Guerrero
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Las Galerías
Admission: Free

LA BIENAL 2013 artist Eric Ramos Guerrero talks about how he created an unauthorized dedication radio show adapted from the suburbs of San Diego.





Gallery Talk
PLAYDATE! with The Little Orchestra Society
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
First Floor
Admission: Free

El Museo and the Little Orchestra Society (http://www.littleorchestra.org) invite you to celebrate the summer with music and dancing for the whole family with instrument-making for all ages. Make your very own egg shakers customized your way! Then, participate with your newly created shakers in a drum circle of various instruments.


Gallery Talk
Artists Talk Landscapes: Patricia Domínguez, Dominika Ksel, Sara Jimenez, and Kaitlynn Redell.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
6:30pm - 7:30pm
103rd Street Community Garden
103rd St. and Park Ave., NYC, 10029
Admission: Free

LA BIENAL 2013 artist duos, Patricia Dominguez & Dominika Ksel and Sara Jimenez & Kaitlynn Redell discuss local garden landscaping and explore the landscapes of the Bronx and the Gobi desert. This talk will start at the 103rd Street Community Garden at 6:30pm and will end at Las Galerías in El Museo del Barrio.

Gallery Talk
Artists Talk Social Architecture: Gabriela Salazar
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Las Galerías
Admission: Free

Hear personal narratives and stories of social architecture by LA BIENAL 2013 artist Gabriela Salazar. 





Gallery Talk
Artists Talk Santos in the City: Manny Vega
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Las Galerías
Admission: Free

RADIANCE wraps-up with LA BIENAL artist Manny Vega and a discussion on the importance of spirituality in his work.





Wednesday, August 28, 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo Del Barrio
Admission: Free

The sun sets on RADIANCE, but not on the celebration! Join El Museo for an end-of-summer party.







Around the Block from El Museo Walking Tours
Saturdays June - August 31, 2013
11:30am - 1:30pm
Departs from El Museo's Lobby
Admission: $15.00, pre-purchase recommended


Join us for a walking tour of the neighborhood around El Museo. We'll explore El Barrio's vibrant public art, beautiful community gardens, rich cultural organizations, and diverse store fronts that have shaped East Harlem into the unique neighborhood it is today. The tour begins with El Museo del Barrio and its history and will continue on to include the Modesto Flores Community Garden, the Spirit of East Harlem mural, Justo Botanica, Graffiti Hall of Fame, and much more.


Tickets available for $15 online or at El Museo del Barrio. Space is limited; pre-purchase recommended. Tours meet in the lobby at El Museo del Barrio and leave promptly at 11:30am.



In the event of inclement weather, a guided tour of our galleries will be offered in lieu of the tour and you may reschedule to attend another available Around the Block tour at no extra charge. 

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BORDERING ON ABSURD: An Evening with Alex Rivera and Greg Berger
Friday, August 9, 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Museum of the Moving Image

Admission: Free

Join directors Alex Rivera and Greg Berger for a lively evening of film and conversation on the impact of filmmaking to political events and organizing. Berger and Rivera, longtime associates, will screen clips from their extensive bodies of work and engage in a public dialogue.

This program is hosted at The Museum of Moving Image and presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio. 

Los Muros Hablan NYC 
Monday, August 19, 2013
To Sunday, August 25, 2013
El Barrio

Admission: Fees Vary 


As Puerto Rico's most important artistic venue, La Respuesta has become one of the Islands leading cultural spaces. Looking to reencounter and reconnect with the great cultural scene present in the historic Puerto Rican neighborhood of El Barrio in NYC, La Respuesta presents "Los Muros Hablan" a world famous international urban art and music festival, showcasing several of our best artistic and musical representatives, building a cultural bridge between NYC and Puerto Rico.

Click here for more information. 

Dance Theatre of Harlem's Annual

Saturday, August 10, 2013
12:00pm - 7:00pm
152nd Street between 
Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues
Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2013 festival affirms the organization's on-going commitment to the Harlem community. Held on August 10th just outside of DTH's doors on West 152nd Street, the Street Festival entertains, informs and encourages community members to become a part of the DTH family as new students, volunteers and supporters.  
The Festival includes live performances of music and dance by students from the Dance Theater of Harlem School and amateur talent from around the city. Street vendors will offer a variety of American and ethnic foods, jewelry, books, clothing and other fare.
Jewelry sale!

All of our Lua Chea: Eco-friendly accessories are 50% off at La Tienda! 

Lua Chea, based in Bueno Aires, Argentina, presents a wide range of eco-friendly accessories with the main objective of preserving the environment. They incorporate wool, threats and remnants of fabric, suede, and leather, as well as buttons and other recycled items. 

Stay tuned through our Facebook and Twitter for La Tienda giveaways and discounts this summer!



Salmón en escabeche 
con verduras! 

¡Buen provecho! 


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Thanks to your generosity, El Museo continues to provide free cultural and educational events and programs right here in East Harlem. 
Our Members are very special to us! We rely on you to make our work possible.

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   Photo credits listed in order from top to bottom:


  1. Edgar Serrano (Illinois 1979; New York) A dios, 2012. 24 x 24 inches. Acrylic and latex on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
  2. Fernando Salicrup (New York, 1946) Una vez más, Colón (Once more, Columbus), 1978. Acrylic on linen, 54 x 44 in. El Museo del Barrio, New York.
  3. Miguel Luciano (Puerto Rico 1972; New York) Pelea de gallos, 2002. Acrylic on canvas wrapped over wood box 60 x 48 x 2 7/8 in. El Museo del Barrio, New York.
  4. Sofía Reeser del Río. Untitled, 2013. Watercolor and gold leaf. Courtesy of the artist.
  5. Eric Ramos Guerrero, Cortez Killer Kutz Radio, 2011-, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist.
  6. Image courtesy of Little Orchestra Society.
  7. Patricia Domínguez & Dominika Ksel, The Possibility of a Tree: Study for intervention on Greenstreets Park in Bushwick/Posibilidad de un arbol: estudio para intervención en Greenstreets Park en Bushwick, 2012, The Possibility of a Tree: Study for myth making on 103 St Public Park in East Harlem/La posibilidad de un arbol: studio para la fabricación de mitos en jardin comunitario de la calle 103 en East Harlem, 2013 Ink on paper, Courtesy of the artists
  8. Gabriela Salazar, 16 Ends, 2012, remainders of For Closure (wood door ends), 32" x 30" x 2." 
  9. Manny Vega, Oshe Meji, 2012, Ink on paper, 90 x 70 in., Courtesy of the artist
    Image courtesy of El Museo.  
  10. Image courtesy of El Museo. 
  11. Image courtesy of Narco-Mania.
  12. Image courtesy of Los Muros Hablan NYC 
  13. Picture by Manny Vega. The Spirit of East Harlem. Image courtesy of El Museo. 
  14. Image courtesy of Dance Theater of Harlem.
  15. Image courtesy of Lua Chea.
  16. Image courtesy of El Museo.
  17. Image courtesy Gary Santana.   

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