The Roybal Foundation Gallery Partners with Ana Pescador

Under the direction of Ms. Ana Pescador, the Roybal Foundation will begin the archiving, cataloguing, and digitalizing the extensive historical pieces belonging to the late Congressman. This long overdue work will enable the foundation to eventually create a virtual gallery and an up-to-date catalogue inventory for research use, possible exhibits and to share with the community.

Ana Pescador will curate a gallery exhibit of Congressman Roybal legacy which includes his original and authentic congressional office furniture, and original never before viewed by the public materials.

Ana Pescador has over 20 years of extensive experience in the fields of Executive Museum Management & Curation and Senior Art Teaching. Her expertise in designing diverse cultural projects, leading engaging artistic displays for permanent and traveling art collections for in-person experiences and virtual enjoyment.

Ms. Pescador’s impressive experience with organizations like The Latino Museum of History, Art & Culture, US Embassies: Mexico, Bolivia and Chile, Forest Lawn Museum and the Archdioceses of Los Angeles will enhance the Roybal Exhibit.

Ms. Pescador received her B.A., Art History from Cal State University Los Angeles, a fellowship on Museum Studies (Latino Center) from The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., and her M.A., Modern & Contemporary Art from University & Cultural Institute Casa Lamm.

Congressional Archive

Edward R. Roybal

In his 30 industrious years on Capitol Hill, Edward R. Roybal rose to power by shaping legislation on behalf of the underprivileged. Serving the sick and the elderly, nonprofits, and non-native English speakers, Roybal never seemed to waver from the progressive course he first set as a member of the Los Angeles city council. A co-founder of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and its first chairman, Roybal was among the country’s most influential Hispanic politicians. Later, as chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, he underwrote many of the most important federal programs, making him one of the most influential Members of the House. “If we don’t invest in the Hispanic population today,” he cautioned in 1987, “we will pay the consequences tomorrow.”1 Learn more

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

1George Ramos, “Edward R. Roybal, 1916–2005: Pioneer in Latino Politics in Los Angeles,” 26 October 2005, Los Angeles Times: A1.