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Centro Cultural De La Raza

The Centro Cultural de la Raza (Spanish for Cultural Center of the People ) is a non-profit organization with the specific mission to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano , Mexicano , Native American and Latino art and culture. It is located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California .The cultural center supports and encourages the creative expression “of the indigenous cultures of the Americas.” It is currently a member of the American Alliance of Museums . The Centro provides classes and presentations on drama, music, dance, and arts and crafts, many of which have origins in Mexico and " Aztlán ," a term used by Chicanos to indicate a return to a spiritual homeland and indigenous traditions and knowledge systems. Programs include Danza Azteca, Teatro Chicano, film screenings, exhibits, musical performances, installation art, readings, receptions and other events. The Centro's resident Ballet Folklorico company, Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan , also operates a dance academy at the Center. In addition, the Centro is available as a meeting place for community groups and organizations. The Centro's circular building has offices, workrooms, studios, and a theater. The performance space seats 150 people and has a 2,000 square foot art gallery. The Centro is one of the first community-based Chicano cultural centers and one of the largest in the Southwest. It is identifiable by a number of murals painted near the building's main entrance.

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Centro Cultural De La Raza
Park Boulevard 2004
CA 92101 San Diego

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
12:00 – 16:00
12:00 – 16:00
12:00 – 16:00
12:00 – 16:00
12:00 – 16:00
12:00 – 16:00



Suggested donation of $5.00


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Park Boulevard 2004, San Diego

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