The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is a non-profit organization of nearly 14,000 scholars and students from around the world that has been based in Pittsburgh, PA since 1986. Significant expansion of both membership and programs led LASA to seek a new headquarters facility, and they found the perfect building in the historic district of Oakland—the educational center of Pittsburgh. Ample space in the new facility offered LASA room to expand, as well the opportunity to develop an exciting new outreach initiative for the public—the Latin American Cultural Center (LACC).
LACC features a small but highly informative museum display, as well as live programming in an intimate performance venue that highlights the diverse cultures, music, film, and current day issues of Latin America and the Caribbean. Exhibits and related programming will be open to school groups who wish to explore this incredible region of our world. A large exhibit gallery is reserved for featuring changing presentations of special topics related to this vast geographical area.
As well as, the facility has been beautifully renovated, and several gracious areas are available for rental.