This mixed-media celebration salutes the 21st anniversary of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say

Music, guest speakers, and art from the MFAH collections spotlight Houston’s Latinx community. The evening features writers Dagoberto Gilb, Jasminne Méndez, Lupe Mendez, Roque Planas, and Leslie Contreras Schwartz. Also included are Tony Diaz, founder of Nuestra Palabra; Adrian Garcia, Harris County commissioner; and Mari Carmen Ramírez, the MFAH Wortham Curator of Latin American Art.

This event is part of Latino Art Now! and the Spring of Latino Art Conference (April 4–6) organized by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research at the University of Houston, with presentations at more than local 30 venues. The MFAH exhibition Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino American Collection also coincides with this citywide initiative. 

Drop in! This program is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a VIP seat, join the Nuestra Palabra 100.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; John L. Nau III; the Summerlee Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; The Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.