March 5, 2019

El Museo del Barrio

Amidst New York City’s world-renowned art institutions are a few niche galleries – many of which pack in a great deal of history inside their walls. One of these is El Museo del Barrio, an Upper East Side gem that tells the stories of Latino Culture both in the U.S. and around the world.

If you’re an art aficionado, you’ll love living in Upper East Side condominiums. Located just minutes from Museum Mile. Grab a coffee at one of the neighborhood cafes and head to El Museo del Barrio on a Saturday morning for an eye-opening experience.

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The Art

El Museo del Barrio is where art and culture intersect – expect to get a heavy dose of both. This museum is one of the city’s chief cultural institutions, featuring art collections and exhibits, as well as film, photography and performing arts.

El Museo is home to 6,500 permanent exhibit objects spanning many cultures, and also plays host to a number of rotating exhibits.

The permanent collection features modern and contemporary art, which includes paintings, photography; mixed-media graphics, which includes 4,000 prints from the 20th and 21st centuries; Pre-Columbian, archeological objects from the Caribbean and pieces associated with religious traditions like the Day of the Dead.

This collection is full of carefully curated works that reflects identities and cultures of a diverse region. For those who enjoy powerful images, bright color and socio-political subtext, this is a great place to get some design inspiration for luxury New York condos.

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The Restaurant: El Café

Side Park Café offers casual Latin American dining with an ever-changing menu. Dinner at Side Park includes a variety of tacos, enchiladas and cochinita pibil, seasoned slow-braised pork wrapped in banana leaves.

Breakfast is served weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy one of their breakfast wraps, with scrambled eggs, and toppings like avocado, jalapeño and chorizo. Weekend brunch features a Mexican-style breakfast menu, as well as twists on American classics.

Important Information

El Museo is located along the stretch of Fifth Avenue dubbed Museum Mile across from Central Park, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

The museum is located a short distance from our luxury New York Condos at 40 East End. Find out more about the neighborhood through or website, or call us today for more information.

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