Guide to Latino & Hispanic Museums in the US - So You Can Celebrate Latino Culture & History

Guide to Latino & Hispanic Museums in the US - So You Can Celebrate Latino Culture & History

by Janny Perez August 16, 2018

The new school year is about to begin (or has already begun in some states) and 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 Latin culture in your state or when you are traveling on vacation.  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

El Museo de Barrio - New York, NY

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.

 

Museo Del Barrio NY

Hispanic Society of America - New York, NY

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

National Museum of Mexican Art - Chicago, IL

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.  

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture - Chicago, IL

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. 

Puerto Rican Arts Museum Chicago, IL.

South Omaha, Nebraska

El Museo Latino - South Omaha, NE

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

Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center - Washington DC

Founded in 1973, is a non-profit visual arts center in Washington D.C.  Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center is the second oldest Latino multicultural museum in the United States.

Art Museum of the Americas - Washington DC

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.

 

Art of the Americas Museum D.C

Smithsonian Latino Center - Washington DC

"We celebrate Latino culture, spirit, and achievement in America. By facilitating the development of exhibitions, research, collections, and educational programs at the Smithsonian and its affiliated organizations, the Center turns a powerful spotlight on Latino heritage and culture in our country."

Gary Nadar Art Centre - Miami, FL

Gary Nader fine art has become much more than just a gallery; it’s one of the most important fine art gallery and the largest gallery in the world with 55,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space with three components: Gary Nader Private Collection, the Exhibition Gallery and the Sculpture Park. Situated in the heart of Wynwood, the new and renovated art district of Miami, it  presents an extensive number of solo and group exhibitions, showcasing a major selection of works  by  well-­‐known  Modern  and  Contemporary   artists.  Gary Nadar is also in the works of building the largest Latino and Hispanic Art museum in the country, The Nader Latin American Art Museum (NaderLAAM) and its inaugural collection of the most important modern and contemporary works from Latin America, the Caribbean and the diaspora will introduce Gary Nader’s vision for a dynamic cultural center in United States.

Gary Nadar Latino Museum Miami, FL.

Creation Art Center - Miami, FL

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.

 

Dallas Latino Cultural Center - Dallas, TX

A Multidisciplinary arts center and regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center - Austin, TX

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.

Mexican American Cultural Center

 

Mexic-Arte Museum - Austin, TX

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.

Instituto de Cultura Hispánica - Corpus Christi, TX

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.

Instituto de Cultura Hispanica Corpus Christ, TX

 

Centro de Artes - San Antonio, TX

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 - Denver, CO

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.

Museo de las Americas

The Harwood Museum of Art - Taos, NM

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 - Taos, NM

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.  

National Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving, promoting and advancing Hispanic culture arts and humanities.

Hispanic Cultural Center

 

El Rancho de las Golondrinas - Santa Fe, NM

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.

Casa Dolores - Santa Barbara, CA

The center is devoted to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and study of the popular arts throughout Mexico.

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La Casa de la Raza Cesar E. Chavez Center - Santa Barbara, CA

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.

Museum of Latin American Art - Long Beach, CA

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.

Museum of Latin America Los Angeles

 

The Mexican Museum - San Francisco, CA

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.

Want to be added to our Latino and Hispanic Museums in the United States list?

If you have a permanent Latino or Hispanic cultural organization or institution and want to be added to our list please email us at contact@milegasi.com.  For temporary exhibits, events, and festivals please ask to be added to our Events page.

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