September 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018
As one of the anchor sites selected for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture represents the transition process from the Humboldt Park Stables to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. Having in mind the concept of “Make New History”, we created an exhibit according to the needs of our community and visitors, which is to highlight the historic landmark and architectural jewel that is the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. At the same time, we will bring to light the history of the building and the migrating communities in the greater Humboldt Park area and their contributions into the neighborhood. The boundaries determined for this exhibit are North on Armitage Avenue, South on Grand Avenue, East on the Kennedy Expressway and West on Pulaski Road. A timeline will be the main component in this exhibit, which includes the transition of our building from the stables into the museum and the transitions in the neighborhood with the different communities that have belonged to our surroundings.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is an anchor site for the Chicago Architecture Biennial with the support of The Chicago Community Trust.