Thursday, December 13, 2018

New Smithsonian gallery will focus on the U.S. Latino experience

The Smithsonian announced yesterday that it will open its first gallery focused on the U.S. Latino experience, in the National Museum of American History. Opening in 2021 on the museum’s first floor, the Molina Family Latino Gallery will feature bilingual exhibits exploring the history and contributions of American Latinos. A $10 million gift from the five […]

Despite little support, Latino lawmakers continue pushing for Smithsonian Latino museum

Latino members of Congress are renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, urging the passage of legislation to cover some of the costs. Rep. Tony Cardenas, a California Democrat, said Thursday, “If we don’t take charge, another decade is going to go by, another decade is going to go […]

American Latino Museum Advocates Reintroduce Bill

Yesterday, lawmakers reintroduced a bill to Congress pushing for the creation of the Smithsonian American Latino Museum. For two years, the advocacy group, Friends of the American Latino Museum, has raised awareness and money to urge Congress to authorize construction of the museum. However, the group would need to gain authorization from Congress and raise […]

Latino Museum Commission to present Report to Congress

The commission tasked with researching the feasibility for the National Museum of the American Latino in the nation’s capital will present its final report to Congress and the White House on Thursday. “Today marks a milestone for the rich and diverse history of our nation, and is a proud moment for the Latino community,” said […]