Every Wednesday night, el Museo del Barrio hosts “Wepa Wednesdays” where the museum stays open until 9 pm with free admission. Since I had never been there and have a friend who works there, I decided to check it out.
The museum’s current exhibition is the sixth Bienal of El Museo entitled, The (S) Files – the “S” this time meaning “Street.” As the website says, “The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture.”
The work spans ages and cultures, looking mostly at New York’s streets. There is “high” art including oil paintings and art made of found objects and sculpture pieces to interact with. It is a hodgepodge of works exploring “the street” through various Latin American lenses.
All in all, I enjoyed visiting the museum. The only drawback is that the exhibition will be up through January so it looks like there is no need to return to the museum until then.