Museo de las Americas

861 Santa Fe Drive

In April 1991, Jose Aguayo, Magdalena Aguayo, Ramon Kelley, Ramona Kelley, Emanuel Martinez, Maria Lupita Martinez, Rebecca Arellano, and Remigio Pete Reyes prepared incorporation documents to establish Museo de las Americas to showcase art by by Latin@ people and communities. The following year they moved into 861 Santa Fe Drive and have had various exhibitions on topics from the Chican@ Civil Rights Movement, Mass Incarceration, and Immigration. This museum continues to critic racial disparity and is currently directed by Maruca Salazar.

~Amy Hernandez


John Flores Art at Museo de Las Americas

In the weeks between February 17- May 26, 2013, Museo de las Americas held an exhibition called The Legacy Project where they presented paintings and other artworks by various Chican@ artists. The exhibit was curated by Maruca Salazar and included artwork from her husband as well as other artists active in the 1970s. Some of John Flores' paintings were donated to the exhibit by his family.  Other artists included: John Encinias, John Flores, Ernie Gallegos, Arlette Lucero, Stevon Lucero, Carlos Martinez, Emanuel Martinez, Daniel Salazar, Carlos Sandoval, and Fransisco Zuñiga. ~Amy Hernandez

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