2020 dates to be announced
In collaboration with History Colorado, see historically significant paintings, sculptures, textiles, and writings from Colorado’s Chicano/Mexican American community, including selections from up-and-coming artists as well as such prominent figures as Carlota EspinoZa, Carlos Fresquez, and David Ocelotl García. The Hecho en Colorado (Made in Colorado) exhibition honors the artistic achievements of the Latino community whose impact continues to shape Colorado culture. The exhibit will be on view in the ground-floor Ballantine Gallery, directly adjacent to the History Colorado Center's iconic Anschutz Hamilton Hall, which will host regularly scheduled small-group Cafecitos that grant exclusive access to groups who register in advance. Larger virtual events with artists discussing their influences and experiences will also take place via Zoom and Facebook Live.
The Hecho en Colorado
Coloring Book Contest
Send some love to Denver artists by coloring in their drawings specially made for you! Then submit your coloring page with your name and age by emailing us at:
We will pick 3 submissions to receive a $25 gift certificate to Hijos del Sol.
SUBMIT YOUR COLORING PAGE BY MAY 30th!
The Hecho en Colorado Coloring Book includes drawings created by Colorado artists within the LCAC collection. This project wouldn’t be possible without artists who like us care deeply about your access to the arts while schools and cultural institutions are closed. We thank them for their support and everyone who is working together to provide relief for those in need. We hope we are able to put color back into your life by providing inspiration and comfort. Please consider leaving a donation to aide the "Hecho en Colorado" artists during this time.
The LCAC Collection
The Latino Cultural Arts Center's collection includes renowned Mexican and Mexican-American fine artists, photographers, and folk artists privately held by the Abarca Family and is the most extensive in the Rocky Mountain region. Luis and Martha Abarca began collecting in the 1970’s. Since their passing, the collection was entrusted to the care of their daughter, Adrianna. The selection represents the day-to-day experiences and contemporary expressions of Mexicans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. Contents include thousands of objects, books, and documents dating back to the 1900’s. Ongoing acquisitions ensure its relevance and comprehensiveness. Works have been loaned to local exhibitions in the Denver Metro Area including the Arvada Center for the Arts, the Emmanuel Gallery at Auraria Campus, the Museo de las Americas, and Republic Plaza. Numerous local artists have been supported by the Abarca Family over the past four decades.
The Mexican Heritage Museum will exhibit works of Mexican and Mexican American artists. A large component of the museum will include the Abarca Family Collection of Denver. The installations will be curated based on common thematic areas and will include multiple forms of visual art. The Latin American Museum will include opportunities for showcasing permanent and traveling exhibits of Latin American arts and culture. The collection includes works by contemporary artist such as Carlos Fresquez, Emanuel Martinez, Carlota EspinoZa, Josiah Lee Lopez, David Ocelotl Garcia, and Delilah Montoya.