Frequently Asked Questions
The Latino Center is an education and outreach unit of the Smithsonian. We support Latino exhibitions and collaborate with Smithsonian museums in bringing them to the public. Please visit our events page for information about what's currently on view, online, or coming soon.
The Latino Center does not collect art, artifacts, or other materials. However, we do support Latino collecting efforts at some of the museums. Please call the Smithsonian main line at (202) 633-1000 to be connected to a Smithsonian curatorial department at the museum or archive best suited to assist with your material.
The Smithsonian Latino Center focuses primarily on highlighting the U.S. Latino experience, ensuring that the contributions of Latinos in the history, art, culture, and scientific achievement of the U.S. are researched, documented, presented, and preserved.
Due to the high demand during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latino Center is unable to provide guest speakers or participate in external events. Please consider contacting the Latino Working Committee, the Latino Employee Resource Group at the Smithsonian, for potential leads at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smithsonian Latino Center has compiled a compendium of educational resources related to Hispanic Heritage Month.
Please visit the Hispanic Heritage Month Resources page to learn more.
The Smithsonian Latino Center is building a new volunteer program that will launch in 2021. Stay tuned for more information. For other volunteer opportunities at the Smithsonian, please visit Volunteer with the Smithsonian.