As a community-centered institution, El Museo del Barrio has built long-standing connections with its community of neighbors, artists, and visitors. Throughout the year, we present art, ideas, and dialogue through our exhibition and public programming, onsite, online, and in-the-community.


As a community, storytelling is vital. Through the art of stories, we are able to share memories across cultures and generations in order to keep traditions alive. This space is dedicated to artists, partnering organizations, students, and families to tell their stories. 

Explore our most recent *virtual* Cuentame Gallery installation, Mi Barrio: Memories of Home, curated by Nuevayorkinos.



We invite our older adult community (65+) to join us each month as we explore works in El Museo’s Permanent Collection, meet new friends, share experiences, and create art! Visitors will be led in dynamic conversations, and encouraged to create their own piece of art inspired by the visit. 

For more information on Arts & Minds at El Museo, please contact, or call 212-831-7272.


El Museo is proud to partner with Arts & Minds, an organization committed to improving quality of life for all people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through meaningful art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, reduce isolation and build community. 

For more information on Arts & Minds at El Museo, please contact, or call 212-831-7272.


Located in El Barrio for more than fifty years, East Harlem is our home. Learn more about the historic neighborhood through a series of podcasts by  New York City legends on various must-see historical destinations in the neighborhood, and guides/information on the art that surrounds us.