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The Museo Alameda
is the largest Latino museum in the U.S. and the first formal Smithsonian affiliate outside of Washington D.C., located in the historic Market Square in downtown San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States of America and the second-largest city within the state of Texas, with a population of 1.33 million. Located in the American Southwest and the south–central part of Texas, the city serves as the seat of Bexar County. In 2011,...
. In 1996, Secretary I. Michael Heyman
Ira Michael Heyman was an Emeritus Professor of Law and of City and Regional Planning, and was Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley, and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.-Life:...
of the Smithsonian Institution announced a physical presence of the Smithsonian in San Antonio and gave birth to the Smithsonian's affiliations program. In May of the same year, Governor George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....
signed a joint resolution of the Texas legislature establishing the Museo Alameda as the official State Latino Museum.
The Museo Alameda opened to the public in April 2007, and has since showcased work from throughout the United States and all of Latin America. Past Exhibitions include: Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement (March 2009), American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (June 2009), Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City (July 2008), Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya
The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in Mexico City with free admission. It is owned by the Carlos Slim Foundation and contains the extensive art, religious relics, historical documents, and coin collection of Carlos Slim and his late wife Soumaya, after whom the museum was named.The museum holds...
de México (June 2008) and Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz was a Cuban-American salsa singer, and was one of the most successful Salsa performers of the 20th century, having earned twenty-three gold albums...
(September 2007). The Museo has also displayed the work of several local San Antonio artists including Alex Rubio and Vincent Valdez in their 2007 exhibition San Anto: Pride of the Southside/En El Mero Hueso (December 2007) and Jesse Treviño in his 2009 exhibition Jesse Treviño: Mi Vida (October 2009).
- Día de los Muertos: A Mexican Tradition
- Manuel Castillo: The Painting of a Community
- Revolution & Renaissance: Mexico & San Antonio 1910 - 2010
- Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942 - 1964
- Arte en la Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture
- Jesse Treviño: Mi Vida
- Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Murray
- American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
- Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration, Photographs by Barbara Beirne
- Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement
- Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration
- The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present
- Dichos: Words to Live, Love and Laugh by in Latin America
- Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de México
- Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City
- Laura Aguilar: Life, the Body, Her Perspective
- Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Guayasamín
- Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics
- Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas
- San Anto: Pride of the Southside/En El Mero Hueso
- Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
- Hupilies: A Celebration
- Cantos del Pueblo: Tejano Musical Landscape
- Tremendo Manicure
- Palace of Dreams: The Golden Age of the Alameda Theater
Board of Directors
- Rolando B. Pablos - Chairman of the Board
- Ernest Bromley
- Helen Z. Coronado
- Pete Cortez
- Ricardo Danel
- Norma De Leon
- Dolores Ealy
- Roberto Espinosa
- Anita Fernandez
- Manuel Fierro
- Pedro Gonzales
- Ruben Herrera
- Cosme Huerta
- Rosemary Kowalski
- Alberto Milmo
- Marcelo Sanchez
- Pablo Uribe