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Museo Alameda

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2006, Jackson and Ryan. 101 S. Santa Rosa St.

Formerly a warehouse associated with the Mercado complex, the Museo Alameda was the first major component of the Alameda National Center for Latino Arts and Culture. The exterior of the two-story stucco structure is highlighted by a strong color palette, as well as entrance art work by Andy Benavidez designed in the manner of a huge cut-tin luminaria—a folk art light fixture fabricated from thin sheets of metal with stamped, punched, and cut-out ornament patterns. The twenty thousand square feet of gallery space displays materials from the Smithsonian Institution, with which the Museo Alameda is affiliated.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Museo Alameda", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 158-158.

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