Partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum
Karen Mary Davalos, professor of Chicano and Latino Studies, and her co-director, Constance Cortez, professor of art history (UTRGV) are delighted to announce that their partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum to digitize the important collection has been funded $350,000 by the NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, Implementation grant. Once digitized, the collection will appear on MAAS1848.umn.edu, the portal that she co-leads with Dr. Cortez that increasingly compiles art and related documents from geographically dispersed institutions.
Project Title: Digitizing and Sharing the Art of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
Project Description: A collaborative project to digitize, describe, and make accessible a collection of Mexican American art and related documents at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for inclusion on the museum’s website and the open-source aggregating portal, Mexican American Art Since 1848.