Museo de las Americas

Join Museo de las Americas for an evening of dancing, great food, and a wide variety of drinks, now at the beautiful new Crafty Fox Taphouse!

We are excited to bring you our annual fundraiser dinner with the same sense of community through art, but bigger! We’re serving more food, more drinks, and auctioning more beautiful works of art, thanks to the wonderful new venue.

Tickets are on sale now and the event is open to the public. Come support your Latino Community Museum so that we may continue to bring you 25 more years of innovative exhibitions, events, and education! 

Tijuana Taxi Confessions | Apr 12

Apr 5, 2018
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At one time in Southern California, Mexican taxis were a common sight as they were free to cross the border taking customers both to and from Mexico. Like other youth of their time pachucos appreciated owning their own car. Just as the taxi owners strove to customize theirs to set it apart from all of the other taxis, so did the pachucos modify theirs to project their unique style.

Contributing artist of Pachucos y Sirenas, Alfredo Cardenas, will takes us on a tour of his artist made Tijuana Taxi.

Pachucos y Sirenas | Now - May 26

Mar 24, 2018

Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings.  The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

Conversación Contacto: Penitentes | Aug 14

Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Antonio Esquibel, Rick Vigil, and Manuel Salazar tell the story of the Penitentes of Southern Colorado with their unique view from inside the brotherhood. “Spirituality and Its People””El Valle de San Luis", a video from the Encuentro of the Penitentes of San Antonio, Colorado will be screened, along with singing of an Alabado, followed by a brief Q&A. 

 

Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith | June 22 - Sept 17

Jun 25, 2017
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“Penitents,” also known as “Soul Feeders,” or “Brothers of Soul” are secret secular groups that during certain times of the year, go out into the night to pray for the “suffering spirits,” usually covering their faces with shrouds or hoods, and in some dramatic cases, practicing self-flagellation.

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