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El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
This museum located on 104th street is the unofficial northern boundary of 5th Ave.’s Museum Mile. The Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 against the background of the civil rights movement and the call for a center of Latin American culture. This was concurrent to the opinion that American museums in general were too Eurocentric and tended to give other cultures only a cursory look. El Museo del Barrio was originally housed in a single classroom in Spanish Harlem, and from 1969 to 1976 it moved to several locations throughout the "Barrio". In 1977 El Museo found a permanent home in the beautiful Heckscher Building at 1230 Fifth Avenue.

Access: Regular Museum and Shop Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Fees: Suggested Contributions: $4 adults, $2 students and seniors. Members and children under 12, accompanied by an adult or guardian, admitted free
Phone: (212) 831-7272
URL: http://www.elmuseo.org
Category: Museum Collections
Subject: General NYC History
Time Period: All Periods


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