Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Museo De Las Americas

  • Denver, CO
  • http://www.museo.org

Mission Statement

The Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse art and culture of the Americas from ancient to contemporary.

Main Programs

  1. Exhibitions
  2. Spanish Happy Hour
  3. Educational Workshops & Tours
  4. Museo de las Americas Summer Camp (MASC)
  5. Culture Lab Teacher Training
Service Areas

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Colorado

The Museo de las Americas primarily serves the seven county Denver metro area including: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Douglas, Denver and Jefferson. Our exhibitions and programming have an international scope, regularly exhibiting the work of artists from various non-U.S. countries in the Americas.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Maruca Salazar

Keywords

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Latin American Art, cultural appreciation, Latinos, art history, Latino education, Americas

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EIN

84-1197230

 Number

6252208071

Physical Address

861 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204 4344

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Art Museums (A51)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Through innovative exhibitions and programs, the Museo presents new views on arts and culture of the Americas, with an emphasis on Latin America, advancing the role of artists of the Americas in the global dialogue and becoming a cultural hub for the local, national and global community.

Programs

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Program 1

Exhibitions

The Museo has the second largest collection of Mesoamerican objects in Colorado and presents samplings of this work permanently in our Precolumbian gallery. In recent years, the Museo has received acclaim for exhibitions that juxtapose traditional Latino art forms and contemporary visions. Each year, the Museo presents approximately four special exhibitions.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$75,000.00

Program 2

Spanish Happy Hour

A monthly program where community members with a shared interest in speaking Spanish meet to have a drink, eat and make new friends while practicing their Español and learning about monthly theme’s like popular food and drinks of Latin America.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Hispanics

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Educational Workshops & Tours

The Museo offers an array of educational workshops, complemented by facility tours which are all featured on our website. All of the workshops are aligned with the Colorado State Model Content Standards and easily fit within topical school curriculum. They are available alone or in combination with a facility tour and can be conducted both on and off site. Additionally, scholarships are available to Title I schools for all our educational offerings through our Title I Education Fund.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 4

Museo de las Americas Summer Camp (MASC)

MASC is a summer camp program featuring a multidisciplinary program that includes dance, theater, music and visual arts. Participants learn new skills during the three weeks and prepare for the final performance at the commencement of the camp.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 5

Culture Lab Teacher Training

Culture Lab is an innovative teacher-training program that utilizes culture and art to provide professional development training for educators and teachers for grades K-12. Training sessions consist of workshops and artist-led activities taught by experienced professionals at Museo de las Americas. For each training opportunity, we will have a panel of professional presenters that facilitate the class by anchoring culture with artistic experiences and introducing culturally responsive teaching through activities. Local artists, whose work involves cultural understanding and an expression of the importance of culture, bring visual aids and exercises to ensure that the teachers' creativity begins to flow, allowing them to further enhance their comprehension of culturally responsive teaching.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

The Museo de las Americas primarily serves the seven county Denver metro area including: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Douglas, Denver and Jefferson. Our exhibitions and programming have an international scope, regularly exhibiting the work of artists from various non-U.S. countries in the Americas.

Funding Needs

Currently Museo's main funding needs are for general operating support, exhibitions and the Title I education program.

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Museo De Las Americas
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Museo De Las Americas

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Principal Officer

Maruca Salazar

BIO

Maruca Salazar was appointed the Executive Director of Museo de las Américas in July 2009. Following a nation-wide search by the Museo’s Board of Trustees, Salazar was chosen for her wealth of artistic, administrative, and curatorial experience. Her relationship with teachers and artists throughout the region has already propelled Museo to expand our artistic vision while increasing the scope and reach of our education programs.
Prior to working with the Museo, Salazar served as the Central Office Arts Coordinator for Denver Public Schools. During her tenure, she developed an integrated arts education program, and was responsible for the development and stewardship of the $6.5 million arts budget and its distribution among salaries, professional development, arts materials, and events. As Arts Coordinator, Salazar guided hundreds of art teachers in their performance and professional development, all while curating large-scale exhibitions in diverse and non-typical spaces. With this experience under her belt, she is ideally suited to manage the many diverse programs and exhibitions that occur simultaneously within the Museo’s walls.
In addition to her administrative experience, Salazar boasts an impressive resume as a visual artist. She holds a Master’s of Arts in Multicultural Education from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Latin American Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Veracruz, Mexico. Over the course of her career, she has exhibited at museums and galleries across the nation, including the Museo de las Américas, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For the last 19 years Museo de las Americas has served the Denver community and the seven county metro area, promoting cultural understanding, tolerance and compassion for all people in the American continent. Through exhibitions and educational programs Museo de las Americas provides opportunities for the public to submerge themselves in the Latino aesthetic and to appreciate its value and culture.I’m passionate about Museo and I hope that with your help Museo de las Americas will increase the services that we can provide to the Latino community and the Denver community at large."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

George Martinez

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