Take advantage of the upcoming events at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

How Conservation Partners Worked to Save Puerto Rican Parrots from Extinction

Puerto Rican Parrots have arrived at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo!

Jafet Vélez-Valentín, MSc, MAR, Wildlife Biologist/ Aviculturist/Aviary Operations Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program Office
Sarah Long, Director, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Population Management Center
Sunny Nelson, Hope B. McCormick Curator of Birds, Lincoln Park Zoo

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
3015 W. Division Street 
RSVP - NMPRAC - 773-486-8345

Puerto Rican Parrots have arrived at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo! As a partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture will host a discussion on the conservation project of the Puerto Rican Parrot at El Yunque National Rainforest. The species is the only remaining native parrot in Puerto Rico and has been listed as critically endangered. Lincoln Park Zoo has currently two Puerto Rican parrots on display in the mainland U.S. The purpose of this talk is to educate the community about this important species that is native of the Island and part of its natural ecology. There will be educational stations for the family to enjoy! 

This event is free of charge.

16th Barrio Arts Fest - July 9th & 10th, 2016

Barrio Arts Fest 2016

The 16th Edition of Barrio Arts Fest is a historical one. It commemorates the opening of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture after an extensive reconstruction of the former establishment of the Humboldt Park Stables that lasted over a decade.

Now, the historic building that housed the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) through its transition will rejoice once again with its signature arts festival, Barrio Arts Fest, during the weekend of July 9th & 10th, 2016.

Every year Barrio Arts Fest, in addition to the artists/vendors, offers workshops for the entire family. This year Barrio Arts Fest plans to add a selection of Local Food and a Classic Car Show. In addition to traditional bomba dancing and musical performances, there are many other extraordinary experiences that the whole family can enjoy.

Join us to celebrate the new journey of our Museum, our beautiful Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and our vibrant community here in Chicago.

Raices Gala 2016 - September 22, 2016

Raices Gala 2016

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (NMPRAC) would like to invite you to partake in our 3rd Annual Gala; RAICES: A Celebration of Our Roots on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00pm at our fully restored landmark building located at 3015 W. Division in Chicago.

Join us in honoring this year’s National Puerto Rican Ceiba Award Recipients: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Antonio Martorell. Raices Gala tickets and sponsorships available now.

Each year as part of our gala, NMPRAC selects two major artists to receive their prestigious Ceiba Award, the only national award granted to Puerto Ricans for their artistic and cultural accomplishments.  We are excited to share that the recipients of the 2016 Ceiba Awards are; Tony Award winning and a creative genius, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the multi-disciplinary artistic living legend, Antonio Martorell.  Both have confirmed to be with us this evening to receive their awards and we hope you will be part of this historic night.

Summer Art Workshops - June 22nd through August 20th, 2016