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. NMPRAC is committed to housing the work of artists who reflect the varied identity of the Puerto Rican community through creative achievement and artistic expressions.


Art Exhibitions

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 artists. By displaying an assortment of art forms and styles, NMPRAC seeks to stimulate the creation and understanding of Puerto Rican art and culture.


Lecture Series

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.


Arts Workshops

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.


Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes are a series of free art classes from June-August 2016 for children ages 10-18 years old. Classes are taught by artists and NMPRAC staff and engages children and youth through a culturally relevant experiences.

Learn More: Community Workshops

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.

Learn More: Barrio Art Fest

Park Voyagers

Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Our goal is to awaken and encourage curiosity in children, enhance their natural ability to observe and experiment, nurture their innate capacity for creative problem-solving, and equip them for full participation in the civic and cultural life in Chicago.

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