¡MUSICA! A History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston

August 24th, 2019 - November 9th, 2019
Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall


Hispanics have made a contribution to the Houston music scene in every genre and every decade. The exhibition, ¡Música! A History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston, captures key moments through the decades of their vast impact on the Bayou City and its music. Journey back to dances at the Pan American and good times at the first Chicano and Conjunto Festivals. Learn about Lydia Mendoza, the “First Lady of Tejano;” Ventura Alonzo, the “Queen of the Accordion;” and the gifted Houston Symphony pianist, Patricio Gutierrez. Also showcased are the Ricky Diaz Orchestra and the Zenteno family. 
 
This exhibition features oral histories, archival photographs, posters, and items from the Hispanic Archival Collections at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) and from those who played, promoted, and participated behind the scenes.