Message from the President

Message from the President

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is a vibrant, dynamic institution. Founded in 1996, it is the only museum in the United States exclusively dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Over the past 15 years MOLAA has made significant contributions to the national art scene, distinguishing itself through compelling exhibitions, outstanding educational programs, and exciting cultural events.

Our expanding permanent collection includes work by important Modern Latin American masters as well as by emerging contemporary artists, making MOLAA the place to see the latest trends in artistic expression from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

MOLAA presents two major traveling exhibitions every year. Past exhibitions have included works by Diego Rivera, Frieda Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, José Bedia, Esteban Lisa, Fernando Botero and many others. In addition to these larger traveling shows, we also present our Project Room exhibitions that feature the trend-setting work of important up-and-coming Latin American artists who have had little or no exposure in the United States.

There is always something interesting to see and do at MOLAA. Stroll through our galleries and experience, first hand, the best in Modern and contemporary Latin American art, shop in our Museum Store for treasures from all over Latin America and sample Latin American cuisine at Café Viva.

Getting here is easy and well worth the trip. The Museum is conveniently located between LA and Orange County… just 25 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and served by multiple nearby airports and train lines.  We also have plenty of free parking!   

I look forward to seeing you at MOLAA soon!

Stuart A. Ashman
President and CEO