The PROA en búsqueda project continually researches and locates new bibliographic resources on the life and work of Puerto Rican visual artists and foreign artists residing in Puerto Rico to make them accessible to the general public in the Bibliographic Archive of Artists of the Study and Research Room of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR).

PROA en búsqueda searches*:

  • Biographies
  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Critiques and reviews
  • Published essays or research
  • Images with technical data sheets
  • Catalogs of individual and group exhibitions
  • Publications
  • Audiovisual resources

*About Puerto Rican visual artists or foreign artists residing in Puerto Rico


If you would like to share with us copies (digital or physical) or donate bibliographic resources about Puerto Rican or foreign visual artists living in Puerto Rico, please contact Dorilyn Morales Colón (Librarian) at or 787-977-6277, x. 2204, 2260 or Lisa Blanco (PROA Manager) at or 787-977-6277, x. 2222.

If you are an artist who wishes to be part of the Artists Bibliographic Archive, please contact Lisa Blanco, (PROA Manager) at or 787-977-6277, x. 2222, to learn about the requirements and evaluation process.