En Foco | Popular Painters & Other Visionaries

  • Nov 12, 2021 - Feb 27, 2022
  • El Museo del Barrio

    1230 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10029

Ticket Price $0.00-$9.00 Buy Tickets


El Museo del Barrio presents two new exhibitions this fall: Popular Painters and Other Visionaries and En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74Expanding on last year’s virtual presentation, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries examines the practices of 42 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world in different parts of the Americas around the mid-20th century. Concurrently, El Museo will present En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74, which centers on a single portfolio of 79 photographs by the Bronx-based photographic collective, En Foco. Each will be accompanied by fully illustrated catalogs, forthcoming in Winter 2021.

We encourage you to stay connected with the El Museo del Barrio online through Bloomberg Connects app. Learn more about the Museum’s history, Permanent Collection, as well as current and past programming and exhibitions. For additional information visit www.elmuseo.org and follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.

HEALTH AND SAFETY (as of 10/2021)

To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at the Museum, please review our visitor guidelines. 



Stay home if you are feeling sick. Please stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.



In accordance with New York City requirements, as of December 14, 2021, El Museo del Barrio will enforce new COVID-19 vaccination requirements for admission to the Museum. Visitors 5 -11 years of age must demonstrate proof of receiving at least one (1) dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Visitors 12 years of age and older must demonstrate proof of receiving full vaccination against COVID-19. 

 Face coverings are required. All visitors over the age of two are required to wear a face-covering upon entry and throughout your visit.

 Maintain physical distancing. Visitors should stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from others and groups.

 Please follow directions from El Museo staff. Visitor capacity is controlled and reduced in Museum galleries.


Hours. El Museo del Barrio’s Galleries are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm

Timed Tickets. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance. A limited number of same-day timed tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis every day at the Museum. Tickets are timed to help control building capacity.

Tourism Partners. For City Pass or New York Pass holders, please email emdbtickets@elmuseo.org to reserve your timed ticket.

Community Partners. For local and family organizations (i.e. Cool Culture) in partnership with El Museo, please refer to an email received from El Museo with your assigned discount code to be entered when reserving your ticket. For information, please email emdbtickets@elmuseo.org.

El Museo Amenities. During this time, we are taking extra precautions to ensure your experience is safe and pleasant. The Coat Check is temporarily closed. El Café will remain closed.


All El Museo individual and corporate members receive free admission. Current Members will receive an email from our membership office with a discount code to be entered when reserving their ticket. Walk-ins (non-timed ticket holders) will be granted admission based on availability. For more information on membership, email members@elmuseo.org


Date & Time

Nov 12, 2021 - Feb 27, 2022

Venue Details

El Museo del Barrio

1230 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10029

El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio
New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.