La Casita’s Art Gallery showcases U.S. Latino and Latin American artists and civic centered exhibitions that explore the American experience and cultural richness of Hispanic communities in the U.S. Managed by Syracuse University’s Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community at the College of Arts and Sciences, the space is also an interactive laboratory for civic engagement and museum studies research. La Casita offers interactive guided tours in both Spanish and English.

Guided Tours

In compliance with public safety guidelines and protocols to prevent the spread of COVID19, La Casita’s Art Gallery and facilities will open for guided visits and talks by appointment only. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. The gallery will also offer live or recorded virtual tours of the exhibit through the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Please contact us via email for more details:

Currently On View

Abuelas / Grandmothers: ancestral ways for future generations

September 15, 2020 – March 2021

Virtual Exhibit 

Latina elders, grandmothers more so than mothers, particularly within migrant families, steer the next generation toward embracing their ancestry. In this purposeful role, grandmothers and community elders are active transmitters and promoters of cultural heritage, family history, language and ethnicity for future generations. This project encourages visitors and student researchers to make connections by exploring concepts related to their own history through visual and literary arts, found objects, proverbs, and family keepsakes. The new exhibit titled Abuelas (Grandmothers), features shared narratives and family stories about abuelas, along with works by Latinx artists Juan JuarezJuan CruzBennie GuzmanPeggy Robles-Alvarado and Daisy Arroyo.

This Program is part of the 2020-21 Syracuse Symposium: Futures

News Coverage

Syracuse University’s La Casita to unveil ‘Abuelas,’ a tribute to Latina grandmothers

Hispanic Heritage Month: Inspiring Stories of Abuelas in Central New York

‘Abuelas’ exhibit opens at La Casita Cultural Center


Related Programs

“Abuelitas (Little Grandmas)” Children’s Book

La Casita’s new Children’s Book can be viewed online at using this link, “Abuelitas (Little Grandmas)”.