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El Museo Latino (The Latino Museum)

4701 S. 25th St.
Omaha  Nebraska  68107
United States
(402) 731-1137
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Midwest Living Review

Tina King
Vibrant art, history and cultural exhibits showcase Latin heritage at this museum near Omaha's Latino commercial district.

El Museo Latino is an easy stop when visiting around the corner at Omaha's South 24th Street, a primarily Latino commercial district. After immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the stores and restaurants, the museum provides a nice way to spend an hour adding some context to both Latin history and art. Check the online calendar and you may also be able to take in a lecture, class or dance exhibition. The four primary galleries showcase traditional art techniques, pottery, paintings and history. We especially like that the galleries explain where and how the artwork was made with maps and photos of artists at work. Highlights include yarn-style "nerika" paintings, colorful beaded animal head sculptures and paper crafts. The museum features several traveling exhibits each year. We were lucky to catch "Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente," a well-done traveling Smithsonian exhibit. The museum charges a small admission fee, and young children, students and seniors get reduced rates. The museum is closed Sundays.

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