Friday, October 16, 2009

El Museo del Barrio Reopens Tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 4:21 PM

El Museo Del Barrio
Harlem's El Museo del Barrio, which closed last year to undergo a $35 million renovation and expansion, re-opens tomorrow with a day-long celebration of its new space and its 40th anniversary. From the 11am ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new courtyard (rendered at right) until the special screening of Soledad O’Brien's upcoming documentary Latino in America from 6:30-8:30pm, admission to the museum will be free. In addition to celebratory dancing, live music, walking tours and family activities, El Museo will open its main exhibition tomorrow, Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis, which examines the role of Caribbean and Latin American artists from New York City in shaping America's pre-war avant-garde.

Also, if you're wondering why the Empire State Building is lit up all yellow this weekend, it's the trademark mango color of El Museo, to commemorate the reopening.

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