Friday, May 24, 2024

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 […]

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 National Museum of the American Latino Commission, whose job is to study the creation of a Latino museum in the nation’s capital, will present its findings to Congress early next month. For two years the federal commission has studied what the museum might look like and researched what Latinos would like to see in […]