Latino Culture

When you explore Milwaukee, you'll notice that our city is home to a rich Latino history that has helped shape our community into what it is today. First welcoming Spanish-speaking immigrants in the 1920s, Milwaukee's Latino community has made major contributions in everything from massive murals to mouth-watering culinary creations. Join us as we discover the sights, sounds, and flavors of this vibrant culture.

Dia De Los Muertos art exhibition

an artist using spray paint to sign a wall with a mural of a basketball player

Cultural Institutions

Dive deeper into the historic and creative contributions of Latinos in Milwaukee and Wisconsin at these cultural institutions.

Latinas Unidas En Las Artes (LUNA) 
LUNA is an artist collective creating dedicated space for Latino women and nonbinary artists through community engagement, art exhibitions, and collaborative projects. 

Latino Arts Inc.
Latino Arts Inc. is the only Wisconsin fine arts institution dedicated to exclusively showcasing the works of Hispanic and Latino artists through a variety of programming. The organization is committed to sharing the rich heritage of the Latino community to a diverse, global audience. 

Mauricio Ramirez Milwaukee Murals 
Visual Artist Mauricio Ramierez has been painting the town for many years...literally. Adorning various Milwaukee buildings, his mural works include “Heart & Sol” located downtown, “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” on Marquette University’s campus, “Frontline Heroes” in the South Side neighborhood, and the mural of Milwaukee Bucks star, Giannis Antetokounmpo downtown.

Milwaukee Public Museum 
You can truly travel the globe under one roof at the Milwaukee Public Museum, including its Pre-Columbian America and South & Middle America permanent exhibits. From the archaeological digs of Peru to the markets of Guatemala, there are many options to explore the cultures of Latin America. 

Roberto Hernández Center 
Located on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, the Roberto Hernández Center has been serving Latino students and communities of southeastern Wisconsin for over 50 years. Its mission includes academic services, Latino community outreach, and research key to Latino communities. 

United Community Center 
Founded in the late 1960s, the United Community Center is known nationwide for its affiliation with the United Way Organization and serves more than 18,000 residents of the Latino community per year with its wide range of social and educational programs and services. 

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Latino-Owned Businesses

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