New York's 'El Museo del Barrio' reinvents itself with new permanent collection

If there is a museum in New York that is a breeding ground for concepts, proposals and political demands, it is none other than the Museo del Barrio (‘The Neighborhood Museum’) known by its Spanish name despite its location in Manhattan, north of the so-called Museum Mile. El Museo del Barrio, whose origins are entwined with the city’s Puerto Rican diaspora and their dual capacity as citizens and immigrants, is picking up momentum after the Covid pandemic with the most ambitious presentation of its permanent collection in more than two decades: an exhibition called Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección.


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May 24, 2023