By Bianca Ortiz-Declet
The morning of Monday, September 1st 2014 was somewhat a rehearsal for what would be our Grand Opening. We were delighted to receive Ana María Belaval from WGN Morning News channel 9, for the “Around Town” segment. Billy Ocasio received Ana Maria and the museum staff truly excited about all the achieved efforts to open our doors as the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. He gave a walk through the historic building and its exhibition galleries. We also talked about our current exhibitions and our plans for future exhibitions that will come to the Museum. As part of this visit, we also had the pleasure to have AfriCaribe do a presentation on bomba, one of the traditional musical styles from Puerto Rico. We also launched our new museum store, where we will be having a selection of souvenirs, arts and crafts, books and our new museum t-shirt.