September 28, 2000 |
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Latino Museum Bailout Vetoed: Gov. Gray Davis has vetoed legislation freeing up $1.6 million for the debt-ridden Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture in downtown L.A. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Martin Gallegos (D-Baldwin Park), would have reallocated the money for operational expenses instead of the originally intended educational and capital uses.
July 3, 2000 |
The 2000-01 state budget, signed by Gov. Gray Davis on Friday and totaling almost $100 billion, includes an increase of $12 million for the California Arts Council, the largest annual increase in the agency's 24-year history. The additional funds raise the council's annual budget from $20 million to $32 million and bring California's state arts spending to 92 cents per capita.
February 8, 1992 |
The nascent Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture, on the verge of locating a site after nearly three years of planning, has lost one of its mainstays--its president and executive director. Frank H. Cruz, the former KNBC-TV anchorman who took over the post in February, 1991, left the museum last week after being named chairman of the board of the new Gulf Atlantic Life Insurance Co.
September 12, 1991 |
Board members of the nascent Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture announced Wednesday that they have entered into negotiations to purchase the landmark Lawry's California Center as a permanent location for a planned museum of Latino culture. But the museum group still needs to raise $30 million for the acquisition and renovation of the 17-acre, Spanish-style restaurant, office building, factory and tourist complex in an industrial area north of downtown Los Angeles.
March 30, 2000 |
Cesar Chavez was described by Robert Kennedy as "one of the heroic figures of our time." He fought for fair wages, improved education, equal rights and social justice for the Latino community. Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Ariz., The son of generations of farm workers, he began working the fields at age 10. He ultimately became the voice of the United Farm Workers.
July 25, 1991 |
Plans to find a home for Los Angeles' nascent Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture have moved forward with the formation of a site-acquisition team. "This sterling group of people will assist me in identifying permanent sites, selecting three or four possibilities, negotiating and ultimately making an acquisition," said Frank H. Cruz, president and executive director of the planned museum.
April 27, 2002 |
Forced out by downtown redevelopment, the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture will leave its Main Street location in May and move to a temporary home in the city-owned Los Angeles Mall, next to City Hall. The museum, which has no full-time staff, has struggled with debts to past employees and vendors and was closed for most of 2001. It reopened in February with a photography exhibit about Mexicans of African heritage, which closed Thursday. The museum's location at 112 S. Main St.
February 15, 1996 |
Decades in the conceptual and planning stages, the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture was finally dedicated Wednesday in an upbeat ceremony that included Hollywood luminaries, politicians, Latin American diplomats and more than 100 area schoolchildren. "Latinos have shaped the history of our city from the time it was a small pueblo," noted Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan from a podium set up on Main Street outside the downtown museum, just south of City Hall.
April 7, 2005 |
The city-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown L.A. would be shared by two Latino arts organizations in a proposal that reached the City Council's budget and finance committee Tuesday. The committee took no action on the proposal but voted 4-1 to sideline a motion to approve a city contract with the winners of the city's earlier search for an LATC management company.
February 7, 2002 |
Leaders of the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture say they're in search of a new home. But in the meantime, the downtown museum on Friday is opening its first public show in more than a year. "Tengo Casi 500 Anos: Africa's Legacy in Mexico" is the work of Los Angeles-based photographer Tony Gleaton.