Having been shut for 17 months for renovations, El Museo del Barrio reopened with a fresh new look, two new exhibits and celebrating a 40th anniversary. The extensive $35 million, six-years-in-the-making rehab work has added a welcoming new courtyard and refurbished galleries. Julián Zugazagoitía, the museum’s director, said the renovation “represents an achievement that celebrates the importance of the Latino community and the possibility of offering the best in the creative aspect.”
The goal of our exhibit design was to produced the proper balance between interpretive content and the art objects. The design strategically placed labels and panels out of the way of "art-viewing" but allowing those who chose to read about the historical context of the art. The exhibit design is completely bilingual in English and Spanish.