Two New Art Exhibits Featured at El Museo Latino in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Two new exhibits opened last week at El Museo Latino, Omaha’s museum of Latino and Hispanic art and history, to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

An exhibit features a collection of vibrant paintings and prints by Guatemalan artists, featuring a variety of themes and styles.

The other is an exhibit by world-renowned Mexican engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada. One of his most famous works is La Catrina, an elegant skeleton woman who is one of the most recognizable Day of the Dead figures.

The museum opened in 1993 as the first Latino art and history museum and cultural center in the Midwest, according to its website. The museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday. You can register online or call the museum to make a reservation.

Museum staff say one of the best ways to support them is to simply visit them.

“It’s a way to experience another culture if you’re not Latino,” said El Museo Latino founder Magdalena Garcia. “And even for Latinos who may have been born here or haven’t had the opportunity to visit a museum, it’s a way to learn about your own culture by sharing…art is a language universal and it sometimes provides an opportunity for discussion.”

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