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About Us

The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California.

 

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation's premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza's interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza's 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden.

 

 

LA Plaza is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID# 75-3059288

 

 

LA Plaza is an official project of Los Angeles County and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

  

 

Chief Operating Officer

Gustavo Herrera

 

Board of Trustees

 

OFFICERS

Honorable Esteban Torres, Chairman

Congressman (retired)

U.S. House of Representatives California

34th District

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Honorable Gloria Molina

Los Angeles County Supervisor

First District

 

Miguel Santana

City Administrative Officer

City of Los Angeles

 

Raul Salinas, Esq.

Managing Shareholder

Alvarado Smith

 

Raul Anaya

President

Bank of America

 

Javier Angulo

Director of Community Affairs

Walmart Stores, Inc.

 

MEMBERS

Raúl Amezcua

Partner

De La Rosa & Co.

 

Lupe de la Cruz III

Senior Director, Government Affairs

PepsiCo Inc.

 

Federico Jiménez

President

Federico Jiménez Jewelry, Inc.

 

Eva Longoria

Actor & Activist

  

Honorable Nury Martinez

City of Los Angeles Councilmember

Sixth District

 

Carlos Rosales

Vice President and District Manager Pacific Gateway

Wells Fargo

 

Dr. Cynthia Telles

Director

Spanish Speaking Psycho-Social Clinic

UCLA School of Medicine

 

 

HONORARY MEMBERS

Nelson Del Rio

Founder & Chairman

Emergent Intelligence Solution

 

Christy Haubegger

Founder

Latina Magazine Executive, CAA

 

Yolanda Nava

Owner

New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Antonia Hernández

President & CEO

California Community Foundation

 

Dr. Andrea L. Rich

Director Mattel

Past Director & CEO LACMA