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Latin American Heritage Festival

September 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Latin culture at the Birmingham Museum of Art during our sixth annual Latin American Heritage Festival! Join us for a day of festivities, featuring Spanish-language gallery tours and delicious Latin cuisine. Enjoy family-friendly art activities, face painting, and much more.


Latin Dance Workshop with IV Motion

10:30 – 11:15am & 12:30 – 1pm | Cafe

IV Motion specializes in Latin dance instruction and education about Latin cultural history, essence and communities. IV Motion also emphasizes the importance of self care, physical education, teamwork, cognitive flexibility, social interaction and overall health.

Latin Dance Performance by Southern Motion

11:20 -11:25am | Cafe

Southern Motion is IV Motion’s adult dance team that trains throughout the year. Be sure to catch an assortment of Latin dance

Tastings by Los Valedores

10am-2pm | Main Lobby

Los Valedores uses the freshest ingredients to provide a variety of Mexican cuisine including tacos, quesadillas, tortas, sopes, burritos, gorditas, flautas de pollo and ceviche de camarón. Enjoy fresh tastings while supplies last! 

La Oaxaqueña Lichita

10am-2pm | Sculpture Garden

Paletas de leche are milk-based Mexican-style popsicles. Where conventional popsicles typically contain juices and flavorings, paletas boast fresh, local fruit! Don’t miss out on this delicacy provided by La Oaxaqueña Lichita!

DJ Jorge Ibanez

10am-2pm | Cafe

DJ Jorge Ibanez highlights contemporary Latin music with a selection of reggaeton, salsa, bachata, merengue and more!

Face painting

10am-2pm | Sculpture Garden

Choose from a variety of family friendly face painting designs to enhance your celebration of Latin culture!

Orquesta MaCuba

11:30am-12:15pm & 1:15pm-2pm | Auditorium

Orquesta MaCuba is an 8-piece band consisting of full brass, percussion and rhythm sections along with back up vocalists.

Panamanian Mola Art Activity

10am-2pm | Main Lobby

Molas are hand-made textiles that form part of the traditional women’s clothing of the indigenous Guna people from Panamá. Explore this Panamanian textile art by creating your own!

Papel Picado Art Activity

10am-2pm | Main Lobby

Papel picado literally means ‘punched’ or ‘perforated’ paper. This traditional cut paper folk art is found throughout Mexico and the former colonies of Spain as well as in the folk traditions of many other countries. These designs are used at parties, family gatherings or as simple decorations at home. Make your own!

Spanish Language Art Tour

11am-11:30am & 11:45am-12:15pm | Meet in Main Lobby

Take an adventure through a selection of artworks from the museum’s collection and exhibitions via a special Spanish speaking tour!