The key to the success and sustainability of arts and culture in Chicago is the creation of institutions that celebrate diverse cultural traditions and nurture their contributions to the arts and culture of our city. The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture does just this – preserving and expressing the vibrancy of Puerto Rican culture and telling the story of the important role of Puerto Ricans in developing the proud artistic tradition of Chicago and the nation.
By providing a one-of-a-kind showcase for the vast array of traditional and contemporary Puerto Rican art, NMPRAC serves as a cultural center for all people including residents of Chicago and visitors from across the world — presenting competent visual arts and programming that furthers Puerto Rican history and artistic traditions.
Through quality programming and art education the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture provides visitors an opportunity to truly learn about our history and traditions, broadening their understandings, enriching their lives and encouraging the celebration of diversity.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture offers a content-rich learning experience for students year-round. Tours of the museum are tailored for any age group and can be given in both English or Spanish. Tours will focus on Puerto Rican and Latino culture, the art presentations currently exhibiting in the museum and the the historical and architectural elements of the building itself.
Reservations are required for field trips and must be submitted in writing two (2) weeks prior to the desired date. IPRAC Field Trip Form 2012, or fill it out below. We look forward to welcoming you to the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture.