Grantee Profile: Museo de las Americas
Museo de las Americas is a museum that celebrates the cultural achievements of Latino people by collecting, interpreting and preserving Latino art and culture. It’s the only museum in Colorado dedicated exclusively to the art and culture of the Americas.
The Museo has received acclaim for exhibitions that bring together traditional Latino art forms and contemporary visions.
Founded in 1991 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Museo is located in Denver’s popular Santa Fe Arts District. The Museo curates high-quality exhibitions that advance the role of Latino artists in the global cultural dialogue Education programs for students are central to its mission. It also has the second largest collection of Mesoamerican objects in Colorado and presents samplings of this work permanently in its pre-Columbian gallery.
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides general operating support. Museo has three new exhibitions planned that will focus on the theme of “Finding Connections”. These exhibitions will promote cross-cultural connections and dialogue about sociopolitical issues that impact the greater Denver community. Specifically, these exhibitions will highlight issues of culture, gender, and faith.
Visit Museo de las Americas website to learn more.