Who We Are
Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas has become the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region since opening 32 years ago. Museo is routinely recognized as a cultural treasure, as we bring local and international exhibitions and programming for all ages to our community.
We present three to five exhibitions in the main gallery each year which highlight the unique cultures and experiences of Latin Americans all around the globe. We often partner with curators and community organizations, and provide the space and support for creative people to express their visions. Our two smaller galleries, The Tragen Folk Art Gallery and the Gallery of the Ancient Americas, each feature items from our private collections and are curated by Museo’s Curatorial department.
With all of our exhibitions, we are proud to provide a suite of educational programs and events intended to engage the hands, the eyes and the brain in deeper conversations about each exhibition’s topic.
In 2021, we are proud to have reached thousands in the community through our exhibitions and programs. We had over 11,000 visitors to our exhibitions and nearly 9,000 people participate in our programs.
These exhibitions showcase art that is as diverse as the cultures of the Americas. Here, Latinos see themselves on our walls. We invite them to be a part of intimate and global conversations that lead to a deep understanding of our shared experiences and differences. The stories told at Museo, through the works of local and international artists, are a critical piece of the artistic landscape in Denver. We provide a platform and creative opportunities for artists to develop and share their unique perspectives, uplifting the voices of Latinos everywhere. So, what is the impact of our work? In the words of one of our guests, “The voice was clear. It wasn’t an interpretation of their story. It was their story.”
Hear from our community how our programming has directly affected them:
"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