10.22.11 El Museo del Norte in the Huffington Post
We are proud to announce that El Museo del Norte has been featured in the Huffington Post! The article details our efforts to create a Latina/o museum and cultural center in southwest Detroit and our La Carpa studio presentations with our partners at the UM School of Architecture on October 23, 2011!
Please join us on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Mexicantown Mercado and International Welcome Center (2835 Bagley Street Detroit, Michigan 48216) for a presentation and discussion of recent work in our effort to create a Latina/o museum in Michigan. The event will feature 11 proposals for a mobile display documenting Latina/o history in Michigan, developed in partnership with graduate architecture students at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Guests are welcome! Please RSVP at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=pzgzwidab&oeidk=a07e528fa6sf130614e
5.29.2011 COMMUNITY MEETING
On May 29, 2011 we met at St. Anne's to discuss phase II of the museum project, including plans for a mobile museum and several co-sponsored events across Michigan. We look forward to meeting throughout the summer and fall to develop these projects-- Please stay tuned for upcoming meetings and events!
To view our PowerPoint summary of phase I please click here.
Spring 2011 El Museo del Norte Featured in UM Magazine!
El Museo del Norte was recently featured in the University of Michigan's LSA Magazine. Professor Maria Cotera discussed the long-standing Latina/o community in Michigan and our goal to bring a museum and cultural center to southwest Detroit.
On November 7, 2010 members of the LMCC project joined together for a retreat at the Detroit Institute of Arts. During the retreat, the group reflected on the events during phase I of the project and brainstormed potential goals for phase II including:
Drafting a mission statement
Brainstorming a working name for the museum (El Museo del Norte)
Collecting input for phase I final report
Discussing phase II grant information (University of Michigan / Arts of Citizenship)
Short term goals of the project (including designing a mobile museum and co-sponsoring events)
Long term goals of the project (including securing funding for a permanent location)
5.16.2010 COMMUNITY FORUM
Queremos crear un Museo Latina/o y Centro Cultural (LMCC) en Sureste de Michigan. Acompañanos este 16 de Mayo en el Salon de Santa Anna para escuchar nuestras ideas y compartir las suyas. Abastecimiento de comidas por encargo del Centro Obrero. Un Proyecto de Fronteras Norteñas patrocinado por Arts of Citizenship.
We want to create a Latina/o Museum & Cultural Center (LMCC) in SE Michigan. Join us on May 16 at St. Anne’s Hall in Southwest Detroit. Hear our ideas. Share yours. Catering by Centro Obrero. A Fronteras Norteñas Project with sponsorship from Arts of Citizenship.
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4.9.2010 MUSEUM VISIT 3: ARAB-AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
from L to R: Mike Garcia, Kathy Jurado, Myrna Segura, Aimee VonBokel, Founding Director Anan Ameri, Tom Cervenak; Maria Cotera; Ms. Seda; Deputy Director Devon Akmon, Adonia Arteaga, Public Programming Coordinator Aaron Barndollar, Carlos Seda, Ms.? (not pictured: Diana Rivera)
3.19.2010 MUSEUM VISIT 2: ZIIBIWING CENTER OF ANISHINABE CULTURE & LIFEWAYS
back row, L to R: William Johnson, curator; Shannon Martin, director; Adonia Arteaga; Laura Martinez; Maria Cotera; Sheila Contreras; Aimee VonBokel; Mike Garcia; Judy Pamp, assistant director; Anita Heard, research center coordinator. front row, L to R: Diana Rivera and Nora Chapa Mendoza
2.26.2010 MUSEUM 1: CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
From left to right: Mike Garcia, Elena Herrada, Marty Quiroz, Ozzie Rivera, Aimee VonBokel, President and CEO Juanita Moore, Laura Martinez, Adonia Artega, Chief Operating Officer Tyrone Davenport, and Elisa Gurule.