The initiative is funded by four of the country’s largest grantmakers.
El Museo del Barrio
Building an Art Community From the Ashes of Destructivism
Ortiz’s radical approach to art led from unleashing of aggression through ritualistic performances to political engagement and the founding of El Museo del Barrio.
El Museo Acquires Seven Artworks from La Trienal 2021
The acquisitions includes works by Michael Menchaca, Groana Melendez, Lucia Hierro, Justin Favela, and more.
Amazon Stakeholder MacKenzie Scott Distributes $2.7B to 286 Arts & Other Organizations
Beneficiaries include El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan, Laundromat Project in Brooklyn, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
El Museo’s Triennial Gathers Works That Defy Pervasive Stereotypes Mapped onto Latinx Art
Amid the museum’s complicated past, this first triennial offers some hope for the future.
Arts Administrators Met With New York Lawmakers About Much-needed Pandemic Funding
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.
¡Felicidades Carmen Herrera! Celebrating a Living Legend
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.
What It’s Like to Visit Virtual Galleries as an Art Critic
Due to the pandemic, museums and galleries are now creating virtual experiences. Here’s what it’s like to visit them.
Activists Occupy El Museo del Barrio During Its 50th Anniversary Celebrations
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.
Has El Museo del Barrio Betrayed Its Mission?
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.
Latinx Scholars, Curators, and Artists Urge El Museo del Barrio to Stay True to Its Mission
A letter penned by a group of Latinx artists, scholars, and community activists accuses the museum of straying from its identity and mission.
El Museo del Barrio Cancels Alejandro Jodorowsky Retrospective In Light of 1970s Rape Admission
Jodorowsky admitted to sexually violating an actress while producing his 1970 film El Topo.