Museo de las Americas

Museo de las Americas is a museum focusing on Latin American art, culture, history, and language. Museo de las Americas aims to educate the Denver Metro Area through innovative exhibitions, events and educational programming as the only Latin American Art Museum in Denver, Colorado.

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Official Name
Museo De Las Americas​​​​​​​
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Date Established
1991
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit
Tax ID
84-1197230
Addresses
Headquarters Address
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-571-4401
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Email
development@museo.org
Website
www.museo.org
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Mission Statement

Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.

Organization History

Located in the heart of Denver's Santa Fe Art District, Museo de las Americas was founded in 1992 as a museum that is committed to preserving, presenting and promoting the art of the Latino People.

Collections and Exhibitions: Museo has the second largest collection of Mesoamerican objects in Colorado and presents samplings of this work permanently in our pre-Columbian gallery. Exhibitions are updated every 3 to 6 months.

Signature Programs: The Museo serves the community through a series of signature programs that complement exhibitions. Some of these signature events include lectures, art discussions, cultural workshops, tours, and mural crawls.

Education Programs: The Museo's education programs reach more than 10,000 students each year with workshops, tours and outreach activities. Our Title I Education Program provides four free workshops and tours for P-12 students in Denver area schools with a 65% or more free and reduced lunch rate, impacting over 2,000 students. Culture Lab is an accredited professional development program for teachers designed to utilize Latino arts to provide Denver educators with culturally responsive teaching methods through arts integration. Museo's Summer Camp provides 80 students with a free, scholarship-based camp where they learn from specialized teachers in visual arts, music, drama and dance. Scholarships are available based on the amount of donations/sponsorships received each year.

- Featured in Westword, Latin Life, and Univision in 2018.
- Recipients of Gateway Award in 2012
- Received "Best of Denver" award for exhibitions in 2014 and 2015
- Museo was one of 163 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America grant
- Featured in major publications such as the New York Times and The Economist magazine

Testimonials

"Love to have a place in our community to celebrate culture, art and history" - Tisa Lucero

"Museo is one of my favorite places to get in touch with my roots. They always have excellent exhibits and class offerings. Thank you, Museo for being such a beacon of light for our community!" - Rachel Garcia

"Such a powerful cultural center. Every time I walk in, I feel empowered and a huge amount of pride rushes through my body. Everything is well planned out and you always feel at home. I love Museo!" - Alma Salas

"Wonderful programs. One of the best museums in Denver." - Carina Bañuelos-Harrison

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