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7 Art Museums to Visit During Hispanic Heritage Month

Updated: April 19, 2023

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AAA Travel Editor, Laurie Sterbens

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

30 W. Dale St.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s permanent collection focuses on late 19th- and early 20th-century art created in the Americas, including Hispanic art from Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States. Additional galleries feature traveling exhibits. Can’t make it to Colorado? You can view works and learn about the artists in the Center’s .

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Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy.

Denver, Colorado

The Denver Art Museum’s Mayer Center, Department of Latin American Art houses more than 3,000 works of art created from the 1600s to 1800s in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the southwestern United States. The museum recently began adding modern and contemporary Latin American art to its collection. If you’re not able to travel to Denver, the program offers a chance to see much of the collection and learn about the works online.

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Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux St.

Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art has a permanent collection of Hispanic, Spanish and Mexican traditional art in its Hispanic Traditions gallery. The collection includes devotional works created by early Spanish and Mexican settlers of northern New Mexico, artistic tinwork and late 18th- and early 19th century furniture and woodwork. If you can’t make it to New Mexico, pay a virtual visit to the Harwood to view the collection.

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Hispanic Society of America

613 W. 155th St.

New York, New York

The Hispanic Society of America houses a vast collection of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American art and literature. The main building is closed for renovations, but the East Building Gallery is open with rotating exhibitions. You can visit virtually to see the and the museum’s live and online activities for Hispanic Heritage Month including video events, special exhibitions and a suggested reading list.

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Millicent Rogers Museum

1504 Millicent Rogers Rd.

Taos, New Mexico

The Millicent Rogers Museum features collections focused on the history and culture of the Southwest, with an emphasis on Native American and Hispanic Art. The museum’s Hispanic Arts Collection includes Spanish Colonial furniture, blankets and tinwork. The museum’s original building is an adobe hacienda, reflecting the building methods of the Spanish Colonial period. If you can’t travel to New Mexico, you can watch short the museum has created to share parts of its collection.

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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Museum of International Folk Art houses more than 130,000 folk art items from over 100 countries. Displays include works from Latin America, the Caribbean and North America, along with exhibits of Spanish Colonial art and contemporary Hispanic and Latin American art. The museum offers a variety of including live virtual tours, online exhibits and DIY folk art projects.

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National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. S.W.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Hispanic Cultural Center offers an art museum, theater, library and genealogy center. The art museum’s permanent collection includes more than 3,000 works of art. The new Bosque Gallery is a 730-foot open-air gallery featuring rotating exhibitions on the Bosque Trail, a multi-use trail through the forest along the Rio Grande. The museum has plenty to offer virtual travelers as well, including a variety of and exhibitions.

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Written by

AAA Travel Editor, Laurie Sterbens

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