The beautiful and picturesque Latino Cultural Center (LCC), was designed by world known architect Ricardo Legorreta. The center: a 27,000 square foot facility was dedicated on September 16, 2003. This multidisciplinary arts center, with a 300 seat theater, a multi-purpose room, an art gallery, and sculpture courtyards, serves as a venue for presenting Latino artists in the visual and performing arts, film, and literature. The LCC is widely used by local, regional, and international artists and supports arts organizations by developing and celebrating Latino art and culture. In addition, the LCC presents educational classes and events for children, adults, and families which take place throughout the year at the LCC.
The driving force of the Latino Cultural Center is to serve as a regional stimulus for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
El Viaje: The Journey: Latin American Jewish Artists and Poets
5/6/2010 – 8/28/2010
The exhibition features a portfolio of original prints by 18 Latin American artists and poets inspired in the story of the travels of the Jewish people when they moved from their homes in Europe and Africa to the Americas. The exhibition was produced by the Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach.
Celia Alvarez Muñoz: A Toda Madre! y Padre!: Manchas y Marcas (Stains and Marks)
5/6/2010 – 8/28/2010
The Latino Cultural Center is proud to announce the annual Maestros Tejanos exhibit featuring the works of proclaimed Texas artist Celia Alvarez Muñoz in A Toda Madre! y Padre!: Manchas y Marcas (Stains and Marks). A conceptual and multimedia artist known for her installations and public art, Alvarez Muñoz presents a selection of work meant to go beneath the skin. In this exhibition, she uses tattoos to portray the deeply rooted ink that embodies each design.
ON GOING EVENTS
Visual and Performing Arts
The Latino Cultural Center hosts a wide range of events for diverse audiences. Art exhibitions rotate every few months, and the sculpture collection features works by esteemed artists Luis Jimenez and Jesus Morales. Cine en el Centro is a film series program featuring the best in popular and avant-garde Spanish language film.
The Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall Theater presents the best in theater, music, and dance performances, and the courtyard is used for vibrant cultural festivals celebrating many significant events such as, Dieciseis de Septiembre, Dia de los Muertos and Christmas Posadas.
Target Second Saturdays
On the second Saturday of every month the LCC hosts family-friendly activities celebrating Latino arts and culture. Participants can attend for an hour, or stay the whole day! Each Target Second Saturday is a little different, with bilingual storytelling/theater, dance, music, and craft workshops, and family films. Admission is free.
The Latino Cultural Center is located at 2600 Live Oak and Good Latimer, Dallas, Texas 75204.
How to get There
The LCC is located just east of downtown Dallas, near the intersection of Central Expressway and Live Oak Street.
Hours of Operation
The LCC is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and is CLOSED on Sunday and Monday.
General admission is free, though some programs may require a fee to attend. Check in advance to find out if there is a fee for the event, you wish to attend