Lowrider: An American Cultural Tradition

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Lowrider: An American Cultural Tradition

This exhibition tells the story of lowriding as a unique and artistic cultural expression. It features cars as canvas, art inspired by cars, poetry, music, and an interactive section on car mechanics. The exhibition tells the story of lowriding in Los Angeles and in New Mexico and makes reference to the wide spread phenomenon of lowriding. Aside from the dynamic images presented in the exhibition,feature include scholarly essays, a glossary, a reference section, and educational activities.

Guest curators include: Denise Sandoval, Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University; Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, artist and professor at Pomona College; Tehani Collazo, educator and Smithsonian Fellow; Melissa Carrillo,Latino Virtual Gallery designer;and Magdalena Mieri, manager of The Latino Virtual Gallery.

We acknowledge the wonderful contributions to the project from the following people: Carmella Padilla, Christopher Britt-Arredondo, Levi Romero, Tey Mariana Nunn, Karen Mary Davalos, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, David McCall, Pebo Rodriguez, and Sal Rojas. We appreciate the hard work of,Anne Esther Henao and Abigail Swetz,the interns at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Our sincere gratitude to Smithsonian colleagues Marc Bretzfelder, Michael Tuttle, Ellen Dorn, William Withuhm, Roger White, Steve Velazquez, and Marvette Perez.

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The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives has partnered with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) via the Latino Virtual Gallery to enhance and promote its educational resources to educators on a national platform.

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