Want to learn about Latino and Hispanic culture? Want a fun family activity that can get a bilingual conversation started in your Latino home? We have your guide to Latino & Hispanic museums across the U.S. to help your family celebrate your Latino or Hispanic culture and history throughout the year. Get your kids excited and interested in Latinx culture in your state, when you are traveling, or on vacation. How about making a fun road trip about it? This is a handy list you'll want to bookmark!
Your Guide To Latino and Hispanic Museums in America
Latino & Hispanic Museums in the Northeast
Located at the north end of Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile, El Museo del Barrio is New York City's only museum dedicated exclusively to Latin American and Latino art.
The Hispanic Society of America Complex reflects a very important change in attitudes and understanding of Hispanic culture and Hispanic-American history in the United States.
Latino & Hispanic Museums in the Midwest
The National Museum of Mexican Art is a museum which features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. It showcases 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the border, connecting museum visitors to the diversity of Mexican culture.
Casa de Rosado Galeria and Cultural Center Lansing, Michigan
Casa de Rosado Galeria and Cultural Center opened in 2017. They serve as a platform for Michigan’s Latinx visual and performance artists by hosting exhibits, mercados, fiestas, workshops and children's activities throughout the year. They also coordinate one of the largest community led celebrations of Día de Los Muertos in Michigan.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is a museum in Chicago dedicated to interpreting the arts and culture of the Puerto Rican people and of the Puerto Ricans in Chicago.
South Omaha, Nebraska
El Museo Latino is a museum featuring Latino and Hispanic art and history. In conjunction to the exhibits, El Museo Latino develops educational programs that include lectures, slide presentations, films, art classes, workshops, demonstrations, art history classes, gallery talks, guided visits, and dance classes. Some of the programs are age specific for K-12, some for post secondary students, and others are for an adult audience. In addition, El Museo Latino is a resource and a center for Latino studies in the Midwest.
Latino & Hispanic Museums in the South
Art Museum of the Americas is the oldest museum of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art in the United States. It is part of the Organization of American States (OAS), an international public organization whose aim is to promote democracy, peace, justice, and solidarity among its 35 member countries.
Not necessarily a museum, the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center's mission is to preserve the Hispanic culture in Miami-Dade.
MHCAC offers a variety of artistic disciplines: Theater, Art Exhibits, Films, Concerts, Book Presentations, Poetry Readings, and regular instruction in Ballet and Music with an exceptional national and international staff of teachers. MHCAC is dedicated to presenting quality, affordable performances and instruction.
"We are committed to international modern and contemporary art, and our home at the crossroads of the Americas also uniquely positions us to be the best at presenting art from the U.S. Latino experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We showcase the diversity of 20th- and 21st-century artists, and our programs seek to educate and ensure that all people can participate in a conversation that shares art at its center."
Creation Art Center (CAC), founded in 1983, is a not for profit cultural organization with 501(c)(3) status. It was created by dedicated professionals who support and enhance the progress of Hispanic artists in Miami-Dade County. More than 35 years of experience have earned the CAC trust and recognition, placing the organization in a unique position to offer the community a wide-range of activities. Those include art exhibits, literature, theatre, concerts, and film events.
A Multidisciplinary arts center and regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and other Latino cultures.
Mexic-Arte is a fine arts museum in Austin, Texas. The Mission of the organization is to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexicano Latino, and Latino art and culture.
The purpose of the organization is to promote a better understanding of the diverse cultures represented in our community through programs which include art exhibits, folkloric displays, English and Spanish recitals, cultural celebrations and fund-raising activities which foster an atmosphere of good will and friendship.
Centro de Artes is a two-story exhibit space located in the heart of downtown San Antonio’s Zona Cultural. The space is dedicated to telling the story of the Latino experience with a focus on South Texas through San Antonio and regional art, history and culture, and showcasing Latino artists and Latino-themed artworks.
Latino & Hispanic Museums in the West
Museo de Las Americas is a fine museum in Denver, Colorado. It is dedicated to educating the community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.
The Harwood Museum Art is located in Taos, New Mexico. Founded in 1923 by the Harwood Museum it is the second oldest art museum in New Mexico.
The Millicent Rogers Museum was established in 1956 by her son Paul Peralta-Ramos as a memorial to her memory and to showcase the arts and cultures of the southwest that had so fascinated Millicent. Millicent’s son Paul Peralta-Ramos dedicated much of his life to building the extraordinary collection of more than 7000 objects documenting the arts and cultures of the southwest.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving, promoting and advancing Hispanic culture arts and humanities.
The mission of El Rancho de las Golondrinas is to inspire learning and preserve the legacy of the land through encounters with the traditions and culture of New Mexico’s Hispano past.
The center is devoted to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and study of the popular arts throughout Mexico.
La Casa de la Raza Cesar E. Chavez Center was founded in 1971 to provide a non-profit community center on the Eastside of Santa Barbara. The mission of La Casa de la Raza is to develop and empower the Latino community by affirming and preserving the Latino cultural heritage, providing an umbrella for services and by advocating for participation in the larger community.
The Museum of Latin American Art educates the public through the collection, preservation, presentation and interpretation of modern and contemporary Latin American art in order to promote cross-cultural dialogue.
The soul and spirit of the arts and cultures of Mexico and the Americas are fundamentally linked. Through its programs, The Mexican Museum voices the complexity and richness of Latino art throughout the Americas, encouraging dialogue among the broadest public.
Additional Latino & Hispanic Culture Resources
As the Latino and Hispanic population continues to grow so will the desire to preserve our culture and celebrate our history. Look for cultural organizations and groups in your neighborhood or city to join.
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