Afro-Mexican Culture To Be Celebrated in a Big Way

NBC DFW – February 6, 2020

February is Black History Month and the Meyerson Symphony Hall is celebrating that by recognizing a rare and little known culture: Afro-Mexican.

The hall is hosting an artistic performance called Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey. The program is presented by Mercado369, a local art initiative featuring rare traditions from Latin America.

Mercado369 will present a historic event celebrating Afro-Mexican culture during Black History Month. The performance will benefit After8toEducate and promote unity by honoring the art, history, and ancestry of the combined African and Mexican cultures.

Afro-Mexican culture to be celebrated at the Meyerson

Dallas Morning News – February 5, 2020

Afro-Mexican culture will be at the heart of a show in Dallas this Thursday. “Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey” will feature performers including Alejandra Robles, Cara Mía Theatre and others. The show is being sponsored by Mercado369.

Events at Meadows School of the Arts

SMU Event Calendar – February 5, 2020

Afro-Mexican Celebration – Lecture & Discussion on Afro-Mexican culture, featuring world-renowned singer and dancer Alejandra Robles

Afro-Mexican Celebration At Meyerson Will Highlight Often Ignored Culture

Art & Seek – February 4, 2020

A vibrant display of rare paintings, sculptures and dances will soon fill Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center in a celebration of Afro-Mexican culture.

Mercado369 Presents: Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey

Dallas Weekly – February 4, 2020

In honor of the annual observance of Black History Month, Mercado369 is proud to present “Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey” on February 6 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center at 6 p.m. Headlined by world-renowned Afro-Mexican signer Alejandra Robles, the one-of-a-kind celebration will also include spoken word poetry curated by Big Thought, and ritualistic dances of Afro-Mexican culture choreographed by Cara Mia Theatre

For Day of the Dead, Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero honors fallen migrants, victims of gun violence

Dallas Morning News – November 1, 2019

Betsabeé Romero’s exhibition at Dallas’ Latino Arts Project for Día de Muertos pays homage to victims of gun violence and those who have died while migrating.(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

Day of the Dead Around the World 2019 – November 2, 2019

Betsabeé Romero unveils An Altar in Their Memory / Un Altar en Su Memoria

Patron Magazine – November 1, 2019

Timed with Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead (October 31–November 2 in the US), internationally acclaimed Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero will unveil her site-specific installation An Altar in Their Memory / Un Altar en Su Memoria at Latino Arts Project on Tuesday, October 29. On view through November 17, the artist’s installation elements were delayed at the border by customs. Therefore, the exhibition will open nine days after the originally planned exhibition date. Perhaps fittingly, one aspect of the installation tackles immigration and migrants crossing the border.

Mexicana Betsabeé Romero honra a migrantes muertos en la frontera con EU

El Universal – November 1, 2019

A la memoria de los muertos

El Heraldo de México – October 21, 2019

New Latino Arts Project Museum Redefines Latino Culture

Dallas Observer – May 31, 2019

The Latino Arts Project is Dallas’ latest effort to push Latino culture to the forefront of the conversation in a city with an ever-growing Hispanic population.

The Latino Arts Project is all about passion, not profit, in seeking a shared humanity — in Dallas

Dallas Morning News – April 18, 2019

The Latino Arts Project is a museum, not a gallery. And the difference is crucial.

Galleries dominate Dragon Street, but the difference is, galleries are driven by profit.

The Latino Arts Project is driven by passion — not profit. The artwork on its walls and floor will not be sold. Instead, it will serve as the driving force of a philosophical mission shared by two men who talk endlessly about art, culture and community, and a shared humanity in Dallas. 

Don’t Call the Latino Arts Project a Museum. That might give you the wrong idea.

D Magazine – July 2019

Latino Arts Project is a family-friendly space with free admission on Sundays, programming for children and adults, and dynamic exhibitions that highlights the various forms of the Latino arts.