Benjamin Espino: Latino Art and Culture in Dallas

The Latino influence in Dallas is strong! On your trip to Dallas dive deeper into the culture, there are endless ways to do so! This featured trip, created by Benjamin Espino of the Latino Cultural Center, is all about the history, community, cuisine and art of Latino Dallas.

Benjamin Espino: Latino Art and Culture in Dallas 

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DAY 1

Benjamin Espino Dallas Latino Culture and Art

Bread Winners

Benjamin Espino Dallas Latino Art and Culture

A relaxed little cafe that serves up classic, no-nonsense dishes. While they have all of the American cuisine classics, the influence of the Southwest on their menu is obvious. You may feel so at home that you’ll end up coming back to the Quarter Bar later in the evening.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Benjamin Espino Dallas Latino Art and CultureRaymond and Patsy Nasher started the Nasher Sculpture Center’s collection over 60 years ago after bringing back ancient Latin American objects from a trip to Mexico. Since then, the collection has grown to a sizable amount, including works from Miró, Picasso and Matisse. Although the founders have passed, their love for pre-columbian and other tribal arts, as well as modern 3-D works lives on at this intriguing “roofless museum”.

Dallas Museum of Art

Benjamin Espino Dallas Latino Art and CultureThe Dallas Museum of Art has an astounding collection which includes a great amount of pieces from Ancient and Modern America. Various types of media are represented coming from Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Peru and other Latin countries.

Savor

Savor - Benjamin Espino: Latino Arts and Culture

Savor is a space that serves great food and welcomes good conversation. In the beautiful Klyde Warren Park, Savor gives visitors a taste of the lively and connected Dallas community.

 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Benjamin Espino: Dallas Latino Art and CultureThe Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center answered the longings of Dallasites for a place to host cultural activities and a modern venue for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Espino insists that any trip plan to Dallas includes a tour of the center.

DAY 2

Benjamin Espino Dallas Latino Art and Culture

Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina - Benjamin Espino: Dallas Latino Art and CultureBenjamin Espino says that there is nothing like this Tex-Mex in the world. Go try the succulent meats and flavorful salsas to decide for yourself.

Ascension Coffee

Ascension Coffee - Benjamin Espino: Dallas Latino Art and Culture

Ascension Coffee is all about farmer-focused coffee. They roast fair trade beans from all over the world to brew up a mean cup of coffee. Check their website to also see if you can catch some live music.

DAY 3

Benjamin Espino Dallas Latino Art and Culture

La Duni Latin Cafe

La Duni Latin Cafe - Benjamin Espino: Dallas Latino Art and Culture

Part bakery, part restaurant, La Duni Cafe brings together the best of Latin ingredients with European baking technique. Enjoy a coffee and baked good, or stay for a sublime meal.

Meadows Museum of Art

Meadows Museum of Art - Benjamin Espino: Dallas Latino Art and CultureThe “Prado on the Prairie” has one of the largest collections of Spanish art in the world, outside of Spain. Including pieces from paintings to sculptures that date from the 10th to the 20th century and artwork from the renowned Velasquez, Goya, and Picasso, the Meadows Museum of Art holds valuable insight into Spanish culture and creativity.

Latino Cultural Center

Latino Cultural Center - Benjamin Espino: Dallas Latino Arts and CultureLearn about the history of Dallas’s large Latino community through art and cultural events at the Latino Cultural Center. Take advantage of their free 45 minute tour of art installations, murals and sculptures. Along the way, you’ll learn about the strong Latin roots of Dallas and the importance of its cultural preservation to the city.

 

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