Celebrate Museum Mile with us as we take over la calle with music, art-making, dance, and performance art! One day a year, nine of the country’s finest museums that call Fifth Avenue home open their doors from 6pm – 9pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills Museum Mile from 82nd to 105th street.
Start the party at El Museo, and be one of the first to see EL MUSEO’S BIENAL: The (S) Files 2011 on its first day open to the public. Our sixth biennial dubbed “The Street Files”takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events and aesthetics of the street. The exhibition features the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the New York area. This year’s edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in seven different venues.
SCHEDULE OF EL MUSEO ACTIVITIES
|5:30pm||Sound presentation: DJ Sonidero Potencia Latina|
|6:00pm||Exhibitions On view: EL MUSEO’S BIENAL: The (S) Files 2011 opens to the public! VOCES Y VISIONES: Signs, Systems and the City in El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection;
Art-making activity: Create your own headdress
Photo booth: Passport to El Barrio
|6:30pm||Performance: Capoeira and West African dance by Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts, in conjunction with Museum for African Art|
|7:00pm||Performance art: Artist Rafael Sánchez will re-create Papo Colo’s 1977 performance piece Superman 51|
|7:15pm||Live music: Johnny Colón and his Orchestra|
|8:15pm||Sound presentation: DJ Sonidero Potencia Latina|
For full event details, click here.