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Meet Maruca Salaza
Maruca Salazar joined as the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s second Community Trustee in 2016. She is the Executive Director of Museo de las Americas, which is dedicated to the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas. Maruca also serves on the Denver Commission of Cultural Affairs. Prior to leading the Museo, she had a long tenure with Denver Public Schools (DPS) serving as middle school art teacher, curriculum writer, and finally as Arts Coordinator for all disciplines, where she administered a multi-million dollar program aimed at art teachers. She also served for eleven years as the DPS representative on the Tier III Denver County Cultural Council, and for the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino. Her awards and honors include: Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Rex Morgan Volunteer Award from SCFD, and Women of Distinction Girls Scout of America. Maruca and her husband Daniel are practicing artists, and enjoy traveling for work and pleasure.