Museo Alameda

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Museo Alameda
Museo Alameda is located in Texas
Museo Alameda
Location of Museo Alameda in San Antonio, TX
EstablishedApril 13, 2007
Location101 S. Santa Rosa St.
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Coordinates29°25′32″N 98°29′53″W / 29.425457°N 98.498182°W / 29.425457; -98.498182
DirectorGuillermo Hoyos
Websitewww.thealameda.org[dead link]
 
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Museo Alameda
Museo Alameda is located in Texas
Museo Alameda
Location of Museo Alameda in San Antonio, TX
EstablishedApril 13, 2007
Location101 S. Santa Rosa St.
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Coordinates29°25′32″N 98°29′53″W / 29.425457°N 98.498182°W / 29.425457; -98.498182
DirectorGuillermo Hoyos
Websitewww.thealameda.org[dead link]

The Museo Alameda was the largest Latino museum in the USA and the first formal Smithsonian affiliate outside of Washington D.C., located in the historic Market Square in Downtown San Antonio, Texas. In 1996, Secretary I. Michael Heyman of the Smithsonian Institution announced a physical presence of the Smithsonian in San Antonio and gave birth to the Smithsonian's affiliations program. In May of the same year, Governor George W. Bush signed a joint resolution of the Texas legislature establishing the Museo Alameda as the official State Latino Museum.

The Museo Alameda opened to the public in April 2007, and has since showcased work from throughout the United States and all of Latin America. Past Exhibitions include: Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement (March 2009), American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (June 2009), Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City (July 2008), Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de México (June 2008) and Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz (September 2007). The Museo has also displayed the work of several local San Antonio artists including Alex Rubio and Vincent Valdez in their 2007 exhibition San Anto: Pride of the Southside/En El Mero Hueso (December 2007) and Jesse Treviño in his 2009 exhibition Jesse Treviño: Mi Vida (October 2009).

In August 2012, the Museo Alameda announced its impending closure on September 30, 2012, with A&M-San Antonio taking on a new five-year lease.[1]

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  1. ^ Josh Baugh; Elda Silva (August 30, 2012). "Museo Alameda must hand keys to A&M-S.A.". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

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