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Promoting a greater understanding of Latino art, history, and culture, through exhibitions and community programs

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Upcoming Exhibition

Yanga Rediscovered: The First Liberator of the Americas

February 1 – March 31, 2023

Latino Arts Project is proud to announce the installation of the Gaspar Yanga story at the newly redesigned Owen Arts Center at SMU from February 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023. Register for our newsletter for updated information.

The recently rediscovered heroic actions of Gaspar Yanga, who enslaved and taken to Veracruz, Mexico, then escaped, negotiated a set of 11 demands from the King of Spain and became the First Liberator of the Americas in 1609, is an inspiring story of overcoming overwhelming odds and is the focus of this Black History month exhibit at SMU.

Through interactive and animated videos, folk art, sculptures, murals, stained glass and newly uncovered historic documents, Yanga’s story, as well as the African Slave Trade and the AfroMexican experience unfolds.

Different Venues, Same Mission

Latino Arts Project is designed to bring a greater understanding of Latino art, history and culture through multicultural exhibitions and community programs in partnership with local, national and international artists and institutions.

True to its intended “pop-up” museum experience, Latino Arts Project will resurface in different venues from time to time but with the same mission — to create a better understanding of the impact art has on community conversation and how that discourse then impacts art.

Latino Arts Project was founded in 2019 by Jorge Baldor.

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