Latinx Culture in Dallas


Welcome to the nation's ninth largest city, where the Latino influence can be seen everywhere you go, from world-renowned museums and trendy nightspots to thrilling Dallas Cowboys games.

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Yanga: Journeys to Freedom in the Americas
Tue - Aug 09

Yanga: Journeys to Freedom in the Americas

This exhibition breaks ground by introducing new and existing materials in a direct and purposeful, bilingual educational experience using all five senses. Visitors will leave with a powerful and...

Daily through Oct 21

African American Museum

Anuel AA at American Airlines Center in Dallas
Sun - Aug 28

Anuel AA at American Airlines Center in Dallas

Latin trap superstar Anuel AA has announced a massive 2022 tour across America to promote his new album 'Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren'. His Legends Never Die Tour kicks off August 24th in Sugar Land...

American Airlines Center

Aida Cuevas “The Queen of Mariachi”
Fri - Sep 09

Aida Cuevas “The Queen of Mariachi”

ENRICO LOPEZ YAÑEZ conducts AIDA CUEVAS The GRAMMY® award-winning legend takes the stage at the Meyerson to showcase her remarkable imprint on the history of Mexican music. Cuevas is a...

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Karol G at American Airlines Center in Dallas
Wed - Oct 05

Karol G at American Airlines Center in Dallas

Colombian superstar Karol G has announced a return to North America later in 2022, supporting her latest album 'KG0516'. Her $trip Love Tour kicks off September 6th in Rosemont and stretches...

American Airlines Center

Curse of the Puerto Ricans
Fri - Aug 12

Curse of the Puerto Ricans

Julia Rodriguez sacrificed everything for her family, including her alcoholic father, her miserable mother, her absentee older sister, and her lively little sister. When "the one that got away"...

Every 3 Weeks on Fri, Sat, Sun between Aug 12 and Aug 28

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Viva Mexico
Sat - Aug 27

Viva Mexico

Come and enjoy the most beloved Mexican music with a symphonic orchestra, a mariachi band, a grand choir and a folkloric ballet, and the voices of two of the greatest world opera stars, Fernando...

Winspear Opera House

Blogs

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Photo Essay: Dia de los Muertos Dallas Parade

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South of the Border Dining

Take a culinary tour of Latin America right here in Dallas.

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Latin Concerts in Dallas

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How to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos from home

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Latino Cultural Center

Latino Cultural Center | Directions

Find the Latino Cultural Center inside a brightly painted building on the east end of Downtown Dallas near Deep Ellum. The center, founded in 1993 with the purpose of promoting the Latino and Hispanic art scene in Dallas, contains a diverse collection of painted works and sculptures and is a beacon for local Latino artists to display their work. Enjoy live performances from local organizations or take a look at their robust events calendar for salsa dance lessons, children's educational programs and holiday festivities.

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Cara Mia Theatre

Cara Mia Theater Co. | Directions

Cara Mía Theatre inspires and engages people to uplift their communities through transformative Latinx theatre, multicultural youth arts experiences and community action. In 1996, Eliberto Gonzalez co-founded Cara Mía Theatre because he believed that Chicano literature and its writers should be more accessible to the general public. Since its founding, the cultural breadth of Cara Mía Theatre's plays have expanded to include all Latinx people living in the United States. Now it it's 25th season, Cara Mía Theatre has grown into the largest Latinx theatre in Texas and the four surrounding states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

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Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico | Directions

The Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico (ANMBF) is considered the largest folkorico company in the United States and has been a pioneer in the Dallas Hispanic arts and educational community. The center was founded in 1975 with a mission to introduce a sense of Latino pride through the study of traditional Mexican dance forms. Enjoy ANMBF productions at legendary Dallas performing arts venues like Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Majestic Theatre, the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House.

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Jefferson Blvd.

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As a growing number of visitors and locals enjoy new development in South Dallas, the historical significance of Jefferson Boulevard – Oak Cliff's main street and the oldest shopping strip in Dallas – still shines. The area is home to places like Mercado369, a gallery focused on showcasing the works of Latin American creators, the Texas Theatre and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. 

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

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The center, previously housed in the Ice House Cultural Center a few blocks away, joined the Jefferson Boulevard roster in 2010. The art gallery and community center offers workshops, art and dance classes and festivals throughout the year.  

Teatro Dallas

Teatro Dallas | Directions

Teatro Dallas focuses on international theater and the Latinx experience as lenses through which to experience the human condition. The theater company stages productions for adults and children from both classical and contemporary Latino, US, and international playwrights. It also supports emerging local artists and produce works from a variety of genres with seasonal productions and ongoing classes for children and adults. 

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Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art | Directions

The Dallas Museum of Art began exhibiting works by modern Latin American artists in 1933 and acquired the first work, a lithograph by Roberto Montenegro, in 1941. Since that time, the DMA has presented 45 exhibitions, the most recent being Fine Lands (2018) and México 1900–1950 (2017), which became the Museum's second highest attended special paid exhibition in a decade. In addition, the DMA has acquired since 1941 over 400 works of Latin American art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and textiles beyond the pre-Colombian, viceregal, and contemporary collections.

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