About Latino Arts Project
Latino Arts Project is a first-of-its-kind “pop-up” museum created to bring a meaningful and unique art museum experience in both traditional and innovative spaces.
The idea for the Latino Arts Project 'pop up' museum came after observing the reluctance in many Latino communities to visit a traditional museum.
Whether it's the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Bellas Artes in Mexico City or Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ( MALBA), museums across the country, and worldwide, struggle with reaching out to Latino, and other minority constituents and visitors.
Being creative, and offering culturally relevant art, makes a difference. One example is the new Chicano art museum in Riverside, California, the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), which was created as a home for the extensive Chicano art collection of Cheech Marin, who started collecting Mexican American art before it became a recognized and popular art style.
Latino Arts Project began with a concept of bringing the museum experience to parts of the city where a museum for Latino art would not traditionally exist. It is a compliment to Mercado369.com, an art and artisan gallery representing the culture of Latin America from Mexico to Argentina in a brick and mortar store located in the heart of Bishop Arts District in Dallas, TX, in addition to its online platform.
Additional importance is given to collective impact organizations that help bring wider audiences through our collaborations. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performed YANGA, based on Mexican Composer Gabriella Ortiz' symphony. Later this summer and fall, Cara Mia Theater is featuring a reading of the play YANGA by Jaime Chabaud and Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico is performing an AfroMexican dance program.
With two concurrent exhibits, we're in talks with museums in the US and abroad to travel with our exhibition Yanga and the AfroMexican Experience.
By incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) into our STEAM-focused educational programming, students of all ages are able to learn about their own, or their classmate or colleague's cultures, in a positive and entertaining way by using touchscreen technology, historical documents, traditional and indigenous Folk Art and hand made artisan pieces.
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