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Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture collection
CEMA 52  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Title: The Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture collection
    creator: Becerril, Monica
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 52
    Physical Description: 10 Linear Feet (14 document boxes and 2 oversize-flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1988-1998
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
    Language of Material: This collection is predominantly in English with some materials in Spanish.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], The Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture collection, CEMA 52. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Monica Becerril (formerly known as Monica Torres Creason), 2002.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Mari Khasmanyan and Chelsea Lumidao, 2018.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Arrangement

    All items in the collection are arranged by their original order and have been organized into the following series:
    Personal biographical files This series contains Monica's work notes, calendars, personal memorabilia and other work files from her time as Curator at the Latino Museum.
    Organizational files This series contains exhibition notes, flyers, and internal files (memos, correspondence, contracts, budget material) relating to the organization of exhibitions by the Museum. The series also includes files related to a Dia de los Muertos exhibition, and exhibitions related to various Latin American artists.
    Publications and promotional material This series contains outreach materials and promotional writing the Museum's artists and exhibitions. It includes magazines, newspapers, and news article clippings.
    Photographs This series contains photographs taken at the Museum's events and exhibition openings. It also includes photographs taken by Monica of artist Judithe Hernandez.
    Audiovisual materials This series contains video files of interviews between the Museum and the artists they represented. Please note: access to video files may be limited if service copies have not yet been digitally made of the original recordings.

    Related Materials

    Researchers may also wish to consult:
    Self Help Graphics and Art Archives, CEMA 3. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library