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Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture collection
CEMA 52  
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Description
Founded by Director, Denise Lugo, the Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture (1995-2000), was located in the Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles and promoted awareness of contemporary Latin American art and culture. The Museum featured artists from countries such as Argentina, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Examples of some notable artists whose works were featured in their exhibitions include Cuban American artist, Paul Sierra, and Los Angeles Chicano Art Group, the Los Four (Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Robert de la Rocha, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, and fifth member, Judithe Hernández). The Museum's then Curator of American Art, Monica Becerril (formerly known as Monica Torres-Creason), donated the materials found in this collection. This collection largely contains organizational and internal files, exhibition planning files, and promotional material such as flyers, pamphlets, and catalogs that advertised artist exhibitions curated by the Museum from 1988-1999.
Extent
10 Linear Feet (14 document boxes and 2 oversize-flat boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research