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Survey: El Museo del Barrio

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1969
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The Mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States. Through its extensive collections, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals and special events, El Museo educates its diverse public in the richness of Caribbean and Latin American arts and cultural history. By introducing young people to this cultural heritage, El Museo is creating the next generation of museum-goers, while satisfying the growing interest in Caribbean and Latin American art of a broad national and international audience. El Museo del Barrio’s Purpose is: • To collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the art and artifacts of Caribbean and Latin American cultures for posterity • To enhance the sense of identity, self-esteem and self-knowledge of the Caribbean and Latin American peoples by educating them in their artistic heritage and bringing art and artists into their communities • To provide an educational forum that promotes an appreciation and understanding of Caribbean and Latin American art and culture and its rich contribution to North America • To offer Caribbean and Latin American artists greater access to institutional support in the national and international art world • To convert young people of Caribbean and Latin American descent into the next generation of museum-goers, stakeholders in the institution created for them • To fulfill our special responsibility as a center of learning and training ground for the growing numbers of artists, educators, art historians, and museum professionals interested in Caribbean and Latin American art This mission reaffirms the vision of the Puerto Rican educators, artists, and community activists who founded El Museo del Barrio in 1969. The museum’s Board of Trustees approved it on February 8, 2000.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://www.elmuseo.org/ (Click on About El Museo, then Mission)
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
El Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 by a group of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists and community activists in East Harlem’s Spanish-speaking el barrio, the neighborhood that extends from 96th Street to the Harlem River and from Fifth Avenue to the East River on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The contexts of El Museo’s founding were the national civil rights movement and, in the New York City art world, the campaign that called for major art institutions to decentralize their collections and to represent a variety of non-European cultures in their collections and programs. From the outset, El Museo defined itself as an educational institution and a place of cultural pride and self-discovery for the founding Puerto Rican community. Initially El Museo operated in a public school classroom as an adjunct to the local school district; then, between 1969 and l976, El Museo moved to a series of storefronts on Third and Lexington Avenues, in the heart of el barrio. In 1977 El Museo found a permanent home in the spacious, neo-classical Heckscher Building at 1230 Fifth Avenue. The move to upper Fifth Avenue allowed El Museo to maintain contact with its core community yet reach out to a wider non-Latino audience. In 1978 El Museo became a founding member of the Museum Mile Association, nine of the city’s most distinguished cultural institutions along 20 historic and scenic blocks on Fifth Avenue, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, and The Museum of the City of New York. The accessibility of the site, participation in this prestigious association, one of New York City’s major tourist attractions, and a growing interest in Latin American art have brought a huge increase in our non-Latino visitors, today about 40% of our audience. In 1977 El Museo was made a member of the Cultural Institutions Group of the City of New York by an act of public policy of the Mayor of New York. This organization encompasses 31 cultural institutions housed in city-owned buildings, from large, world-famous ones like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to small, community-based ones like El Museo. Through substantial funding, CIG membership acknowledges the importance of the cultural services these institutions render to the population of New York City. El Museo’s educational mission continues to drive its collections and programs. At the same time, El Museo has broadened its mission, collections, and programs in response to substantial growth in the Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean communities, both in New York and nationally. El Museo’’s permanent collection remains a treasured resource for developing exhibitions and education programs. In recent years the public programs have been developed to address the educational needs of diverse populations—seniors, adults, adolescents, public school students, and very young visitors. Currently, El Museo has in place an experienced, professional staff, including the first generation of Latinos/as to specialize in the arts and to be trained in curatorial practice. In 1994, El Museo completed an intensive, searching institutional self-study and long range plan. Board, staff, and consultants reviewed and re-affirmed El Museo’s mission and program, setting out concrete objectives for institutional and program development through the year 2000. In 1995, El Museo’s staff, in concert with a board committee, prepared an overview of capital construction priorities to be addressed over the next 10-15 years. In addition, El Museo has developed its first Long Range Financial and Fundraising Plan. The board and the director have established several task forces, composed of board, staff, and advisors, to focus the museum’s efforts and to ensure systematic application of professional standards to each of El Museo’s core programs and special initiatives. ***There is an extended version of El Museo’s history in the first volume of our five-volume Permanent Collection catalogue "Voces y Visiones: Highlights from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection," which is available at our Museum Shop.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.elmuseo.org/ (Click on About El Museo, then History)
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Exhibition History: (the exhibition history provided here is more extensive than the one that appears on our website) May 1970 "The Art of Needlework" Late Spring - July 1970 Puerto Rican Graphics on loan from Museo de Arte de Ponce and the Riverside Museum Mar. 2 - May 31, 1971 "Boricua -- Aquí y Allí (Puerto Ricans -- Here and There)" July 9, 1971 "Homage to Our Painters" Nov. 8, 1971 "Graphic Portfolio of the Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño" 1972 "Taíno" Apr. 30 - July 1, 1973 "The Art Heritage of Puerto Rico: Pre-Columbian to the Present" Aug. 11 - Dec. 1973 "La historia del Cartel Puertorriqueño (The History of Puerto Rican Posters)" June 1974 "Aspectos de la esclavitud en Puerto Rico" June 28 - Oct. 15, 1974 "Art As Survival" Jan. 24 - Feb. 18, 1975 "Siete 7" Feb. 18 - Apr. 18, 1975 "Expresiones del Alma" Feb. 28 – Mar. 31, 1975 "Two Person Exhibition" Mar. 1 – Apr. 1, 1975 "Carlos Osorio" May 28 - June 25, 1975 "Photography Exhibition" June 6 - Aug. 25, 1975 "4th Anniversary Exhibition: Puerto Rican Graphic Arts from the Permanent Collection" June 13 - July 8, 1975 "Homage to Casals" July 18 - Aug. 12, 1975 "Posthumous Tribute J. [Juan de] Prey" Through Oct. 31, 1975 "A Photo Essay: Pre-colombiana Hasta 1940" Dec. 1, 1975 - Jan. 15, 1976 "Exhibición Navideña" Dec. 5-30, 1975 "9 Puerto Rican Artists" Feb. 6-27, 1976 "Exhibition of Women Artists" Feb. 20 - Mar. 1976 "Nostalgia" Mar. 26 - Apr. 23, 1976 "Exhibition of Sculpture" July 30 - Aug. 27, 1976 "We the People" Sept. 13 - Oct. 22, 1976 "El Barrio-New York: Our History 1910-1969" Mid 1976 "Children of El Barrio: Artists of the Future" Oct. 18 - Nov. 19, 1976 "Santos (Religion)" Nov. 15-29, 1976 "Mitología y Artes of Pre-Columbian Caribbean" Dec. 6, 1976 - Jan. 1977 "Aguinaldo: Un canto navideño" 1977 "Recent Latin American Drawings" Apr. 22 - June 3, 1977 "Teatro: Hispanic Theatre in NYC (1420-1976)" Sept. 9 - Oct. 9, 1977 "Confrontación: Ambiente y Espacio" Apr. 28 - June 30, 1978 "Resurgimiento" Aug. 8 - Sept. 30, 1978 "En Foco Documentation Portfolio No. 1: The Puerto Rican Experience" Oct. 13 - Nov. 12, 1978 "Recent Acquisitions of El Museo del Barrio" Dec. 8, 1978 - Feb. 25, 1979 "Photographs of Mexico: Modotti/Strand/Weston" Dec. 1978 - Jan. 1979 "Fragmentos de mis Islas: Photographs by José Rubén Gaztambide" Feb. 27 - Apr. 1, 1979 "Bridge Between Islands: A Retrospective of Works by Six Puerto Rican Artists in New York" Apr. 17 - June 7, 1979 "Personajes del Recuerdo: Recent Works by Domingo García" Apr. 27, 1979 "Santos De Palo" June 8 - July 20 "Jorge Soto Sánchez: Works on Paper 1974-1979" Summer 1979 "Portrayals" Aug. 6 - Sept. 28, 1979 "Paintings, Collages, and Sculptures from the Permanent Collection of El Museo del Barrio" Sept. 21, 1979 "La Familia—The Latin Family" Nov. 9, 1979 - Mar. 3, 1980 "Mujeres 9: A Photographic Exhibition" Nov. 16, 1979 - Feb. 29, 1980 "José Morales Paintings & Drawings, New York Series #1" Feb. 1980 "Graphics from the Permanent Collection of El Museo del Barrio" Mar. 3 - Apr. 1980 "Homage to Casa de las Americas, Cuba" May 1980 "Carlos Raquel Rivera, ’con su permiso’" May - June 1980 "Puerto Rico: Calor" May 16 - June 30, 1980 "Comadres: A Collective Environmental Exhibit by Ten Women Artists" July – Sept. 1980 "Fox and Intervale: Photographs by Perla de León" Aug. 1980 "Art Across the Park" Aug. - Sept. 1980 "From Museo Rayo to Museo del Barrio" Aug. - Sept. 1980 "Petroglifos de Boriquén" Sept. 26 - Nov. 21, 1980 "Images of Panama/Portobelo II" Sept. 26 - Nov. 21, 1980 "Carteles de Navidad, 1950-1979" Nov. 1980 "Untitled/Anonymous: Paintings by Colo" Feb. 27 - May 22, 1981 "Grand Central: Notes from the Underground" Feb. 27 - May, 1981 "Images of Villarini" May 29 - Aug. 31, 1981 "Auto Retratos: A Photographic Exhibition" May 29 - Aug. 31, 1981 "The Golden Age of Spain: Theatre and Period Dress" June 19, 20, 21, 1981 "The National Latino Film & Video Festival" Sept. 1 - Oct. 15, 1981 "Silkscreen Posters by José Rosa" Nov. 6, 1981 - Feb. 5, 1982 "Marcos Dimas: The Voyager" Nov. 6, 1981 - Jan. 22, 1982 "The Puerto Rican Diaspora: A Preview Exhibition of Photographs by Frank Espada" Mar. 12 - May 14, 1982 "Los Taínos: A Visual Tradition" May 7, 8, 9, 1982 "The Second National Latino Film & Video Festival" May 28 - Aug. 14, 1982 "Myrna Baez: Diez Años de Gráfica y Pintura, 1971-1981" Summer 1982 "Octopus" July - Aug. 1982 "Video at El Museo" July 30 - Sept. 30, 1982 "Enrique Buenaventura: Drawings/Dibujos" Oct. 28, 1982 - Feb. 11, 1983 "Children of the Darkness: Rafael Colón Morales: Paintings 1972-1982" Nov. 19, 1980 "The New East Wing Gallery and Recent Acquisitions" Jan. 12 - Feb. 27, 1983 "Video at El Museo: Part II" Feb. 25, 1983 "Thirty Pictures: Photographs by Marco Kalisch" Feb. 25, 1983 "Portraits: The Puerto Rican Series" Feb. 25, 1983 "José Carrero: ’Obsession With A Laughing Mask’" Feb. 25 - May 1, 1983 "Eloy Blanco: Faces & Figures, A Retrospective" May 13 - Aug. 10, 1983 "Rafael Ferrer: Impassioned Rhythms" May 20-22, 1983 "Third National Latino Film & Video Festival" June 17 - Aug. 17, 1983 "Sanctus" (Artist: Edin velez) Mid 1983 "Three Women/ Three Islands" Oct. 21, 1983 - Jan. 8, 1984 "The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People, An Exhibition of Photographs by Frank Espada" Oct. 21 1983 - Jan. 8, 1984 "Louis Agassiz Fuerte: Vaulted Birds" Jan. 20 - Mar. 18, 1984 "Francisco Oller: A Realist Impressionist" May 18 - Sept. 9, 1984 "Latin Times" May 18 - July 29, 1984 "Humble Visions" May 18 - July 29, 1984 "Escalio" (Artist: Pepón Osorio) Aug. 2 – Sept. 2, 1984 "¡Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour 1984" Aug. 10-20, 1984 "The National Latino Film and Video Festival, and Latin American Film Showcase" Sept. 7 - Oct. 31, 1984 "Mind Harbors: Works of Art from Nicaragua, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Invited Artists from Argentina" Fall 1984 "Faces of the Sixties: Frank Espada" Dec. 1984 - Feb 1985 "Miralda: Santa Comida (Holy Food)" Apr. 26 - Aug. 31, 1985 "Tony Bechara, Recent Paintings 1980 – 1985" Oct. 11, 1985 - Jan. 27, 1986 "¡Mira! The Tradition Continues: The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour" Jan. - Oct. 1986 "Taíno Artifacts from the Collection" Feb. - Oct. 1986 "Two by New" Feb. - Oct. 1986 "Crafts from Puerto Rico" Feb. - Oct. 1986 "Graphics from Latin America" Feb. - Oct. 1986 "Arts and Crafts: Photographs" Mid 1986 "Life in El Barrio" June - Sept. 1986 "Mango Mambo" Oct. 24, 1986 - Jan. 25, 1987 "Francisco Alvarado Juarez: Native/Stranger: Painting & Constructions 1983-1986" Oct. 24, 1986 - Jan. 25, 1987 "José Gopar: Homage to García Lorca in New York" Nov. 20, 1986 - Jan. 15, 1987 "Sophie Rivera: All Hallows Eve" Feb. 4 - Sept. 1987 "Images of Latino Community: The Lower East Side 1956-1986" Feb. 4 - Sept. 1987 "Painterly Touch" Mar. 12 - Apr. 12, 1987 "A Decade of En Foco" Apr. 23 – May 3, 1987 "Films with a Purpose: A Puerto Rican Experiment in Social Films" Apr. 30 - Sept. 15, 1987 "Posters for Films 1950-1979 " Apr. 30, 1987 "Graphic Prints from Puerto Rico" Oct. 9 - Dec. 6, 1987 "From the Center: Eugénia Balcells: A Video Installation" Oct. 10 - Dec. 6, 1987 "Carlos Osorio: Nueva York-Puerto Rico, Paintings 1956-1984" Dec. 1987 - Mar. 1988 "Puerto Rican Painting: Between Past & Present" Mar. 26 - May 22, 1988 "Rafael Montañez Ortiz: Years of the Warrior 1960 - Years of the Psyche 1988" June 14 - Sept. 4, 1988 "Growing Beyond: Women Artists from Puerto Rico" June - Sept. 1988 "Emblems of His City: José Campeche & San Juan" Oct. 7 - Dec. 4, 1988 "Edgar Franceschi: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, A Survey of Work 1980-1988" Nov. 4 - Dec. 10, 1988 "UP Tiempo! Performing & Visual Artists of the Americas" Nov. 18-23, 1988 "National Latino Film & Video Festival" Dec. 16, 1988 - Feb. 19, 1989 "¡Folklore! Traditional Crafts from Cuba, The Dominican Republic, & Puerto Rico Made in New York" Mar. 1 – May 14, 1989 "¡Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III" Sept. 15, 1989 - Apr. 15, 1990 "Taller Alma Boricua: Reflecting on Twenty Years of the Puerto Rican Workshop: 1969-1989" May 4 - July 1, 1990 "Nuestra Visión" May 11 – July 1, 1990 "Visual Insights on Paper" July - Oct. 1990 "Navia, Suárez, Rosario: Three Contemporary Sculptors" July 20 - Sept. 16, 1990 "Art Underground: A Public Art Project by Nitza Tufiño" Nov. 2 - Dec. 1990 "Through the Path of Echoes: Contemporary Art in Mexico" Nov. 1990 - Mar. 1991 "Another Face: Mexican Masks in El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection" Jan. 24 - Mar. 15, 1991 "International Show for the End of World Hunger" Mar. - Aug. 1991 "Portfolio Commemorating the First Centennial of the Abolition of Slavery Portfolio" May 2 - Aug. 4 1991 "Con to’ los Hierros: A Retrospective of the Work of Pepón Osorio" May 17-24, 1991 "Cine de Mestizaje: National Latino Film and Video Festival" Winter 1991 - Aug. 2, 1992 "Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection" Dec. 1991 "Caras y Sueños/Faces and Dreams" May 28 - Dec. 2, 1992 "Voyages to Freedom: 500 Years of Jewish History in Latin America and the Caribbean" Sept. 1992 – Mar. 1993 "Antonio Martorell & Friends: La Casa de Todos Nosotros/A House For Us All" Dec. 1992 - Mar. 1993 "A House Party" Oct. 28 - Dec. 9, 1993 "Impresiones, Posters from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio" Apr. 21 - May 4, 1993 "From the Heart of a Child/Del Corazón del niño" June 3 - Sept. 7, 1993 "Posters by Antonio Martorell from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio" July 1 - Oct. 2, 1993 "Pa’lante: Political Works from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio" Jan. 3-14, 1994 "Los Aguinaldos del Infante" Feb. - Mar. 1994 "Revelaciones: The Art of Manuel Alvarez Bravo" May 6 - Aug. 14, 1994 "25th Anniversary Exhibition, Artists Talk Back: Visual Conversations with El Museo, Part I – Reclaiming History" May 24 - July 16, 1994 "The Latino Papers: Posters, Prints and Works on Paper from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection" Sept. 9 - Oct. 30, 1994 "25th Anniversary Exhibition, Artists Talk Back: Visual Conversations with El Museo, Part II – Recovering Popular Culture" Sept. 1–30, 1994 "Windows of Our Culture, the Hispanic Vision: An Exhibit of Hispanic Art" Oct. 16, 1994 - Jan. 8, 1995 "Masks and Santos from the collection of El Museo del Barrio" Nov. 1994 "La Familia" Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 1995 "Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meanings" Apr. 7 - Aug. 13, 1995 "25th Anniversary Exhibition, Artists Talk Back: Visual Conversations with El Museo, Part III – Reaffirming Spirituality" Sept. 7 - Dec. 17, 1995 "Trampa de los espíritus/Spirit Trap: Selections from Reaffirming Spirituality" Sept. 7, 1995 - Jan. 7, 1996 "Four Corners/Cuatro Esquinas: Recent Paintings and Drawings by José Morales" Sept. 7, 1995 - Jan. 7, 1996 "AMANAPLANACANALPANAMA" Sept. 18-27, 1995 "Selections from El Museo’s Permanent Collection" Sept. 23 - Oct. 2, 1995 "Posters from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection" Jan. 25 - Apr. 7, 1996 "Historia de la isla: Graphic works by Puerto Rican Artists 1968-1980" Jan. 25 - Apr. 7, 1996 "Recent Acquisitions: Works from El Museo’s Collection" Jan. 25 - Apr. 7, 1996 "Contemporánea: Portrait" (Artist: Carla Preiss) Jan. 25 - May 5, 1996 "Leandro Katz: Two Projects/A Decade" Apr. 18 - Aug. 4, 1996 "Image and Memory: Latin American Photography" June 11 - Sept. 15, 1996 "Contemporánea: Working Shoes" (Artist: Ana Busto) Aug. 15 - Sept. 8, 1996 "Eloy Blanco: Pursuits in Painting" Aug. 15 - Oct. 13, 1996 "ADAL: Out of Focus Nuyoricans" Sept. 27, 1996 - Jan. 12, 1997 "The Liberated Print: The Portfolio in Puerto Rican Graphics" Nov. 1996 – Mar. 1999 "Santos: Sculptures Between Heaven and Earth" Dec. 1996 - Apr. 13, 1997 "Contemporánea: The Persistence of Sorrow" (Artist: María Elena González) Feb. 13 - Apr. 13, 1997 "The Conceptual Trend: Six Artists from Mexico City" Feb. 14 - Apr. 13, 1997 "The Veiled Mirrors: Recent Works by Alicia Creus" Feb. 13 - Apr. 13, 1997 "Bio* (as in Biography, Biology and Biogenesis)" May 7 - Sept. 7, 1997 "Re-Aligning Vision: Alternative Currents in South American Drawing" Sept. 27, 1997 - May 3, 1998 "Taíno: Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean" Sept. 27, 1997 – Jan. 11, 1998 "The Taíno Legacy" Sept. 27, 1997 - Jan. 11, 1998 "Contemporánea: Coaybay/Site of the Afterlife" (Artist: Jorge Crespo) Sept. 27, 1997 - Mar. 31, 1998 "El Batey: The Goya Family Activity Center" Jan. 29 - Mar. 29, 1998 "Brian Nissen: Chinampas" Jan. 29 – June 28, 1998 "Contemporánea: Recurrent Memories" (Artist: Diamantina González) Apr. 17 – June 28, 1998 "FOCOS: Carmen Herrera: The Black and White Paintings 1951 – 1989" May 30 – Oct. 25, 1998 "FOCOS: Beatriz González: What An Honor To Be With You At This Historic Moment, Works 1965-1997" June 9 – June 28, 1998 "El Mexterminator" (Artist: Guillermo Gómez-Peña) July 16 – Oct. 25, 1998 "Contemporánea: So Quiet in Here" (Artist: Rubén Torres Llorca) Sept. 24 - Oct. 25, 1998 "Caribbean Classics: Fernando Ortiz and the History of Afro-Cuban Music" Nov. 14, 1998 - Feb. 7, 1999 "Contemporánea: Domino/Dominó" (Artist: Bibiana Suarez) Nov. 14, 1998 - Feb. 28, 1999 "The Art of Jack Delano" Nov. 14, 1998 - Feb. 28, 1999 "Gods, Spirits and Legends: Twentieth Century Art in El Salvador" Nov. 14, 1998 - Feb. 28, 1999 "Casitas: Gardens of Reclamation" Feb. 24 - June 30, 1999 "Contemporánea: Cinema Kinesis / Marta Chilendron" Apr. 9, 1999 - June 30, 1999 "El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files/The Selected Files" Apr. 9, 1999 - Oct. 24, 1999 "Caribbean and Latin American Traditional Arts Series" (2nd major re-installation of this exhibition that includes: "Puerto Rican Santos de Palo: Sculptures Between Heaven and Earth"; "Altares de los Orishas: Afro-Caribbean Sacred Spaces"; "Buscando Milagros/Searching for Miracles: Photographs by Héctor Méndez Caratini") July 8 - Aug. 21, 1999 "Site/Studio/Street Festival" Sept. 11 - Oct. 29, 1999 "Dead Time: Elizam Escobar, Antonio Martorell and Dread Scott" Sept. 24, 1999 - Jan. 9, 2000 "Pepón Osorio: TRANSBORICUA" Sept. 24, 1999 - Jan. 9, 2000 "Pressing the Point: Parallel Expressions in the Graphic Arts of the Chicano and Puerto Rican Movements" Sept. 24, 1999 - Jan. 9, 2000 "Juan Sánchez: Printed Convictions. Prints and Related Works on Paper" Sept. 24, 1999 - Jan. 9, 2000 "A Tribute to En Foco: 25 Years of Making Photographic History" Oct. 31, 1999 - Jan. 14, 2001 "Caribbean and Latin American Traditional Arts Series" (3rd re-installation that includes: "Between Heaven and Earth: Devotional Art from Puerto Rico and Mexico"; "Our Lady of the Apocalypse: The Virgin of Guadalupe and Other Miracles") Oct. 31 - Dec. 2, 1999 "Día de los Muertos Altar" Oct. 31 – Dec. 7, 1999 "¡Vivan los Muertos!" Dec. 12, 1999 - Jan. 6, 2000 "Nacimiento" Feb. 10 - May 21, 2000 "Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place" Feb. 10 - May 21, 2000 "Contemporánea: Mexique" (Artist: Franco Mondini-Ruiz) Feb. 10 – May 21, 2000 "Carlos Irizarry: The Sixties Plus Picasso, A Suite of Prints from the Permanent Collection" June 13 - Sept. 24, 2000 "El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files/The Selected Files" June 13 - Sept. 24, 2000 "Contemporánea: Conversion of Manners" (Artist: Ernesto Pujol) Oct. 4 - Dec. 3, 2000 "¡Llegaron los Muertos! Monumentos para los que viven en nuestro corazón" (Artist: Santiago-Hoge) Oct. 26, 2000 – Sept. 14, 2003 "Taíno: Ancient Voyagers of the Caribbean" Oct. 26, 2000 - Jan. 14, 2001 "Latin American Artist-Photographers from the Lehigh University Art Galleries Collection" Nov. 19, 2000 - Jan. 7, 2001 "Mexican Folk Masks from the Permanent Collection of El Museo del Barrio" Dec. 9, 2000 - Jan. 14, 2001 "Nacimiento" Feb. 8 - May 20, 2001 "Here & There/Aquí y Allá: Six Artists from San Juan" Feb. 8 - May 20, 2001 "FOCOS: Antonio Frasconi’s ’Let America Be America Again’" Feb. 8 - May 20, 2001 "Contemporánea: Neighbors" (Artist: Leandro Erlich) Apr. 18 - July 29, 2001 "Puerto Rican Santos de Palo: Sculptures Between Heaven and Earth" June 12 - Sept. 16, 2001 "Voices from Our Communities: Perspectives on a Decade of Collecting at El Museo del Barrio" June 12 - Sept. 16, 2001 "Contemporánea: Permanent Visibility" (Artist: Ingrid Menedez) Oct. 13, 2001 - Feb. 3, 2002 "O Fio da Trama/The Thread Unraveled: Contemporary Brazilian Art" Apr. 28 - Sept. 26, 2002 "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Twentieth-Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection" Sept. 14 - Nov. 17, 2002 "Treasures from El Museo del Barrio" at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (pilot exhibition for future traveling exhibition of El Museo del Barrio’s Collection) Oct. 24, 2002 – Feb. 16, 2003 "El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) files/The Selected Files" Mar. 13 – Oct. 5, 2003 "FOCOS: Rafael Tufiño: Painter of the People/Pintor del Pueblo" Nov. 14, 2003 - Feb. 8, 2004 "Voces y Visiones: Highlights from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection" (was a traveling exhibition that traveled to various other venues) Mar. 5 – July 25, 2004 "MoMA at El Museo: Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of The Museum of Moderns Art" Aug. 11 – Nov. 7, 2004 "New Works from the Permanent Collection" Aug. 18 – Nov. 7, 2004 "No lo llames performance/Don’t Call It Performance" Dec. 3, 2004 – Mar. 20, 2005 "Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits" Apr. 13 – July 31, 2005 "Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond, Photographs by Casasola, 1900 – 1940" Apr. 13 – Aug. 21, 2005 "Points of View: Photography in El Museo del Barrio’s Collection" Aug. 31, 2005 - Jan. 29, 2006 "El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) files / The Selected Files 2005" Feb. 24 - May 21, 2006 "Felix González-Torres: Early Impressions" Feb. 24 – Sept. 10, 2006 "Between the Lines: Text as Image. An Homage to Lorenzo Homar and the Reverend Pedro Pietri" June 10 – Sept. 10, 2006 "Héctor Méndez Caratini: The Eye of Memory—Three Decades, 1974-2003" Sept. 29, 2006 - Jan. 21, 2007 "¡Merengue! Visual Rhythms / Ritmos Visuales" Sept. 29, 2006 - Jan. 21, 2007 "This Skin I’m In: Contemporary Dominican Art from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection" Feb. 22 - June 17, 2007 "Los Desaparacidos/The Disappeared"
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.elmuseo.org/ (Click on Past Exhibitions) - not as extensive as history in survey
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Julian Zugazagoitia director@elmuseo.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Tony Bechara
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Raphael Montañez Ortiz
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Lack of physical space to properly store and organize archives and archival materials.
Part 7.
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All of the above
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Yes
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Other Concerns - Please describe below.
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Former Board, Staff, Artists, Collectors, etc.
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
survey_field_49: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
By appointment only with the assistant registrar.
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
By appointment only, made at least 2 weeks in advance. Appointments would be made with the Assistant Registrar.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Oral History, Recordings and / or Transcripts
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Films
Slides
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Broadsides / Small Press
Commercially Published Materials
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Performances
Props for Performances
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
200 +
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
11 - 20
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
21 - 30
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
200 +
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
Archival Material Off-Site Not Yet Processed approx. 2400 cubic feet
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Written or Typewritten Inventories
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Spreadsheet [i.e. Excel]
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Interns
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Registrar and Assistant Registrar
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
We are not currently processing new material
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Organize our archive in a new space
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
Funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Continue organizing archive & creating preliminary finding aides
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Staffing
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Complete finding aides and create database for all archival material
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$7,001 - $10,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$35,001 - $40,000
Part 23.
23d. Other - Please describe below.: 
Storage issues (lack of storage, storing off-site, grants, etc.)
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
Yes
25b. Who?: 
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Finish
survey_field_150: 
El Museo del Barrio
Who executed this survey.: 
Melisa Lujan, Assistant Registrar
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes