The acquisitions includes works by Michael Menchaca, Groana Melendez, Lucia Hierro, Justin Favela, and more.
Beneficiaries include El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan, Laundromat Project in Brooklyn, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Amid the museum’s complicated past, this first triennial offers some hope for the future.
New York State has lost 32,000 — approximately 50% — of its performing arts jobs in the past year, and “more than 4,400 jobs in museums,” according to Elie Dvorkin of Center for an Urban Future.
Ahead of the artist’s 105th birthday, El Museo is gathering friends, artist-colleagues, and curators to reflect on Herrera’s legacy, her recent public art commissions, and more.
Due to the pandemic, museums and galleries are now creating virtual experiences. Here’s what it’s like to visit them.
A group of 15 protesters occupied El Museo’s galleries to read out the Mirror Manifesto, an open letter that Latinx activists released in April in an attempt to steer the museum back toward its roots as a community-based institution.
There is a particular way to think about the conflict around El Museo del Barrio that hasn’t yet been broached by the art press: the shift in its priorities may be generational.
A letter penned by a group of Latinx artists, scholars, and community activists accuses the museum of straying from its identity and mission.
Jodorowsky admitted to sexually violating an actress while producing his 1970 film El Topo.
After Latinx scholars voiced their disturbance that the museum would honor Princess Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis, a friend to Steve Bannon, El Museo walked back its plan with little explanation.
This Friday, El Museo del Barrio hosts the 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration, with live music, improv, dancing, and more.