Generous support from people like you will make the Molina Family Latino Gallery the first National Latino Gallery at the Smithsonian to showcase the U.S. Latino experience. Your gifts power our impact.
The Molina Family Latino Gallery will tell U.S. history from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas/os who lived it. The first exhibition will uncover hidden and forgotten stories, connect visitors to Latina/o culture, and lay the foundation for understanding how Latinas/os inform and shape U.S. history.
Smithsonian Latino Center Presents Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States
Nuestra América is an anthology that tells the stories of notable Latino figures such as pioneers Luis Álvarez and Sonia Sotomayor; artists Celia Cruz and Lin-Manuel Miranda; activists César Chávez, Sylvia Rivera and Emma González; and military veterans Olga E. Custodio and Macario García.
We use public and educational programs to teach the untold stories of Latinos in the U.S. and to increase awareness of and access to Latino collections and resources at the Smithsonian. We also offer public, family and educational programs, as well as online resources and bilingual teaching materials.