The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture was recently featured in the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (free) is in the oldest surviving structure in Humboldt Park: stables built in the 1890s. Inside the red-roofed building withits gables and turrets, contemporary Puerto Rican art is on view. On the first floor is “Las Caras Lindas,” a collection of colorful, mesmerizing masks made of coconut shells and papier-mâché inspired by a character known as a vejigante (the show’s catalog notes that the masks are often considered a commentary on colonialism). The show will run through July 30.
Excerpt from the New York Times article called 36 Hours in Chicago. National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in New York Times