MOCHA - Museo de Culturas y Herencias Americanas

MOCHA - Museo de Culturas y Herencias Americanas MOCHA is both a national and a greater DC/MD/VA museum. MOCHA (el Museo de Culturas y Herencias Americanas/the Museum of Cultures and Heritages of America) is located in the historic Dupont Circle museum and gallery corridor in the nation’s capital, Washington DC.
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We are occupying the lower level in a 5-story brick Victorian building with 12-foot- high ceilings, on a quiet leafy street, in front of the Phillips Collection and the Cosmos Club, kitty-corner from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s DC house, in the immediate vicinity of 4 small historic museums, 1 block from Embassy Row, convenient to restaurants and shops, and 2 blocks from the Dupont Metro statio

We are occupying the lower level in a 5-story brick Victorian building with 12-foot- high ceilings, on a quiet leafy street, in front of the Phillips Collection and the Cosmos Club, kitty-corner from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s DC house, in the immediate vicinity of 4 small historic museums, 1 block from Embassy Row, convenient to restaurants and shops, and 2 blocks from the Dupont Metro statio

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Go check out Gala Hispanic Theater's showcase of films from Chile, Argent...
12/11/2015
GALA HISPANIC THEATRE | The National Center for Latino Performing Arts in the heart of...

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Go check out Gala Hispanic Theater's showcase of films from Chile, Argentina, and Mexico! The showings go along with receptions, discussions with film professionals, and a Chilean art exhibition. http://www.galatheatre.org/galita.php?cmd=loadEvent&id=236

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE | energetic �theater with a different accent,� presenting classical and contemporary plays in Spanish and English, as well as dance, music, poetry, spoken word, art and film.

Hello all MOCHA followers --We have not yet raised nearly enough money needed to buy the building, and one of our big de...
08/26/2015
Click here to support Help Our Multicultural Art Museum by Mary Waller

Hello all MOCHA followers --
We have not yet raised nearly enough money needed to buy the building, and one of our big deadlines is September 30th. This means that we have 30 days left to raise money in order to:
- Give our incredible art a place to be shown
- Support amazing artists who do not get the opportunities to be shown
PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE:
our story, our mission, our fundraiser.
Donate on our GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/mochamuseum

IF YOU: - Care about art - Care about representing contemporary artists - Want to be able to see beautiful, unique art in the Nations Capital Help Museum of Cultures and Heritages of America buy our museum building! Our volunteer staff is working unpaid daily to open this museum to the public s...

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08/14/2015
MOCHA (@mochamuseum) | Twitter

Follow us on Twitter! Retweet our cause!
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The latest Tweets from MOCHA (@mochamuseum). Museo de Culturas y Herencias Americanas -Help multicultural artists and increase public awareness of their cultures by providing bilingual access to their art. Washington, DC

07/29/2015
Houston Conwill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Artist Highlight: Houston Conwill

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Conwill

Houston Conwill is an African American artist from Louisville, Kentucky. Although best known for his sculptures, MOCHA has an incredible painting of his in our possession titled "Yoruba Funeral".

Visit our website at http://www.mochamuseum.com/exhibitions to view the artwork.

Houston Conwill (born 1947, Louisville, KY) is an African-American artist known best for large-scale sculptural installations.[1] His work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and other major institutions.[2] Conwill earned a BFA from Howard Un…

07/17/2015

Take a look at our exhibitions page on our newly launched website! Feel free to browse and contact us if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions.

http://mochamuseum.org/exhibitions/

07/02/2015

We are unable to be open for traditional Dupont Circle First Friday events at this time. We hope to resume them in the near future.

Thank you for your continued support.

Come learn about and see artwork from Lois Mailou Jones, an incredibly influential African-American artist whom we conti...
06/23/2015
HOME | Loïs Mailou Jones

Come learn about and see artwork from Lois Mailou Jones, an incredibly influential African-American artist whom we continue to honor at MOCHA. Check out her website at http://www.loismailoujones.com/

Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in imp…

Check out this informative article about Latin American representation in US museums. These museums also understand the ...
06/17/2015
Are U.S. Art Museums Finally Taking Latin American Art Seriously? | ARTnews

Check out this informative article about Latin American representation in US museums.

These museums also understand the importance of MOCHA's mission. The cover photo for this article is an excerpt from a film in MOCHA's archive named "Que Viva Mexico" by Eisenstein (1932)

“These are great [Latin American] artists who have been excluded from the dialogue of contemporary art. We need to include them.” -Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Art Historian and Curator

http://www.artnews.com/2014/05/15/latin-american-art-in-u-s-museums/

When it comes to museum shows, the largest ethnic minority in the country has come a long way--maybe

06/03/2015

FINALMENTE!!
The team here at MOCHA museum is proud to announce the long awaited publishing of the page for the MOCHA museum. We encourage you to take the time and look through the page! Also feel free to share this page with any friends or family who might be interested in supporting MOCHA or learning more about community events!

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2110 R St NW
Washington, DC
20008

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Over 380 artists are included in the MOCHA collection. Some of the many featured artists in the MOCHA Collection are. . . Manuel Pereria Wilfredo Lam Elio Beltran Rose Powhatan R. Tufino Ed. Vera Manual Acevedo Lois Maillou Jones Pierre Noel Rufino Tamayo Naul Ojeda Michael Auld Eglon Daley Amado Pena Ester Hernandez Gloria Cordova

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