The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture offers a diverse array of cultural programming. Visitors to the museum can enjoy year-round exhibition programming, showcasing multiple exhibits at any given time, an ongoing lecture series, educational arts workshops, a film series and an annual fine arts and crafts festival. IPRAC is committed to housing the work of artists who reflect the varied identity of the Puerto Rican community through creative achievement and artistic expressions.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture offers a wide variety of art exhibits throughout the year featuring original works by local, regional, and national Puerto Rican and Latino artists. By displaying an assortment of art forms and styles, NMPRAC seeks to stimulate the creation and understanding of Puerto Rican art and culture.
Photo Gallery: Luz y Color
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture is proud to host a number of regular lecture series covering a wide range of interests in Puerto Rican arts and culture, as well as occasional one-time talks and special presentations. Programs are free unless otherwise noted.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture has offered a variety of arts workshops in music, film, painting, sculpting and other visual arts.These workshops are taught by successful Puerto Rican artists, many who have exhibited in our museum and are designed for members of the community and both beginning and advanced art students.
Photo Gallery: Community Workshop / Sculpture
Puerto Rican Film Series
For several years the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture has sponsored an annual Film Series. Every summer several hundred families lie their blankets and lawn chairs on the museum’s front lawn where we showcase the best of Puerto Rican cinema. The Puerto Rican Film Series incorporates an educational component to all films that includes discussions preceding the films to encourage community dialogue and participation.
Photo Gallery: Movies in the park
Barrio Art Fest
With the goal of supporting local artists by providing a quality venue for them to display and sell their art, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture hosts the annual Barrio Arts Festival, a two-day community celebration featuring live performances by local musicians and poets, numerous art exhibits, workshops given by the exhibiting artists and authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Barrio Arts Fest provides a family-friendly environment designed to capture the creativity and imagination of the entire community.
Photo Gallery: Barrio Art Fest