Museum Mile Festival @ El Museo
June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, El Museo del Barrio presents Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019, a two-part exhibition featuring selections from the Permanent Collection (on view now) and a historic timeline of the institution (opening June 11). Featuring over 80 artists, the exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as an organization dedicated to presenting and preserving Puerto Rican, Latinx, and Latin American art and culture. The celebration continues with live performances by Aurora Flores and Zon del Barrio, Palladium Mambo All Stars, and DJ Bembona. Visitors can also travel back in time and take part in a birthday photo booth, inspired by the late 1960s, in partnership with Nuevayorkinos.
Participating museums: The Africa Center, Fifth Ave at 110th St, El Museo del Barrio, Fifth Ave at 104th St, Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Ave at 103rd St, The Jewish Museum, Fifth Ave at 92nd St, Cooper Hewitt, 91st St at Fifth Ave, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Ave at 89th St, Neue Galerie New York, Fifth Ave at 86th St, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fifth Ave at 82nd St
The 2019 Museum Mile Festival is sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Opening ceremony | 5:45 pm at El Museo del Barrio
6:00 – 9PM | Mi Barrio: Photo Booth Installation, in partnership with Nueva Yorkinos
6:15 – 7 pm | Aurora Flores & Zon del Barrio
6:15 – 8:30 pm | Art Making Station by El Museo Education Department
6:30 – 8:45 pm | Instrument Making Station by The Little Orchestra Society
7:05 – 8:05 pm | DJ Bembona
8:10 – 8:55 pm | Palladium Mambo All Stars
9:00 pm – All activities end