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National Museum of the American Latino

Making History Together
Museum visitors approach the entrance of the Molina Family Latino Gallery.

The Smithsonian is building the National Museum of the American Latino to recognize the accomplishments, history, and culture of the Latino communities.

Congress enacted legislation in 2020 to establish an American Latino Museum in Washington, DC. The planning process is currently underway. Learn more about the American Latino Museum.

From the Director

Watch this brief message from Jorge Zamanillo, the new director of the National Museum of the American Latino. 

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Jorge Zamanillo, 2022, National Museum of the American Latino
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See America through the Latino experience in the first-ever exhibition presented by the National Museum of the American Latino. ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States offers an introduction to the important ideas, moments, and people that shine a light on the many ways Latinas and Latinos shaped the nation.

 

Molina Family Latino Gallery

Now open at the National Museum of American History, the Molina Family Latino Gallery tells U.S. history from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas and Latinos who lived it. The first exhibition will uncover hidden and forgotten stories, connect visitors to Latino culture, and lay the foundation for understanding how Latinas and Latinos inform and shape U.S. history.

About the Molina Gallery

Sharing Latino History and Culture

The National Museum of the American Latino increases access to Latino art, history, and culture through public programseducational materialscareer and leadership development, and financial support. Since 2010, the Latino Curatorial Initiative has funded 20 positions for Latino curators, archivists and curatorial assistants across the Institution.

About the Latino Museum

Representation Matters

Future generations should see themselves reflected in our national story. Your gift to the National Museum of the American Latino ensures that U.S. history is told from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas and Latinos who lived it.

Let’s make history together.

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