2019’s Raices Gala

The Annual Raices Gala helps to raise the funds required for NMPRAC to continue to thrive as a cultural anchor in the City of Chicago as well as become the preferred destination for all those wanting to learn about the rich history, art, and culture of Puerto Rico. As the

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Barrio Arts Fest -It’s Happening AGAIN!

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is organizing the 19th edition of its signature festival called BARRIO ARTS FEST! This yearly summer event brings together a selection of local artists and craft makers, food vendors, dancers, and music performers and family workshop activities for the community to

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Showcasing Puerto Rican Art on Comcast Newsmakers

Billy Ocasio discusses the nature of the Museum and the different services it provides to the community on Comcast Newsmakers. Watch it on the CN100 channel on the Comcast network. You can also click on the link below to watch it online: Click Here To Watch Online

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Art at the Service of the People

This exhibit was curated in collaboration with University of Notre Dame professors Thomas F. Anderson and Marisel C. Moreno, who loaned the pieces from their private collection. It features a selection of posters and books produced by the Puerto Rico’s Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO). In 1948 – after having appointed more than 20

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NMPRAC on SEE Chicago Sept. 2018

SEE Chicago is a TV show about shopping, entertainment and events in the Chicagoland area. The program airs on WGN on Sundays at 10:30pm CST. Watch as the host Dawn Jackson Blatner exports Humboldt Park with a special feature on The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts And Culture. You can

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The Miracle Center presents “Theres a Coqui in My Shoe!”

There’s a Coqui in My Shoe!, is a theatrical adaptation of the award- winning children’s book written by Marissa de Jesus Paolicelli. Carlito, the Coqui has lost his way from the rainforest. With the help of Armando, his new friend, Carlito’s adventures highlights Puerto Rico’s rich heritage as well as the

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NMPRAC on Adelante Chicago, June 2018

See NMPRAC’s CEO Billy Ocasio’s interview on Adelante Chicago from June 4, 2018, featuring details on NMPRAC’s involvement in the relief effort to rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and our partnership with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.

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Steel, strong and storied: The Humboldt Park Puerto Rican flags

CHICAGO — When you drive by Division St  between Western and California avenues, you can’t miss them.  There are two giant Puerto Rican flags that let you know you are entering Boricua territory. But how did these award winning structures come to be and what is the message behind them?

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NMPRAC Featured on Ñ Beat with Stacey Baca

ABC 7 will broadcast its Emmy Award-winning program, THE Ñ BEAT, hosted by Stacey Baca, with special contributions by ABC 7’s Tanja Babich, Rob Elgas, Michelle Gallardo, John Garcia, and Roz Varon, Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 PM, with an encore presentation on Sunday, October 9, at 4:30 PM. On

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NMPRAC featured on Chicago Tonight

There was much talk in the past two years about adding a certain museum with a “Star Wars” connection to the Chicago park system. As it turns out, a new museum did open in the Chicago Park District in that time. It may not have had the support of George

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