The Latino Arts Project Is All About Passion, Not Profit, in Seeking a Shared Humanity — in Dallas

The Latino Arts Project is a museum, not a gallery. And the difference is crucial.Galleries dominate Dragon Street, but the difference is, galleries are driven by profit.The Latino Arts Project is driven by passion — not profit. The artwork on its walls and floor will never be sold. Instead, it will serve as the driving force of a philosophical mission shared by two men who talk endlessly about art, culture and community, and a shared humanity in Dallas, Texas. The first exhibition in this pop-up museum will open May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) and run through Sept. 22, in an effort to draw as many families as possible. The goal, they say, is families of "multiple ethnicities."Jorge Baldor, the founder of the Latino Arts Project, defines its purpose as being able "to create a space where the culture and the history of the art of particularly Latin America and the Americas can be shared with our own communities here and other communities that are exposed to it, maybe for the first time."He and his executive director, Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime, envision a space filled with people of all ages, and nationalities, which seek to embrace art, culture and history under a single roof in the Dallas Design District.  Continue reading...

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