NMPRAC serves as a cultural center for all people including residents of Chicago and visitors from across the world.
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, NMPRAC provides visitors an opportunity to truly learn about our history and traditions, broadening their understandings, enriching their lives, and encouraging the celebration of diversity.