The Molina Family Latino Gallery is the first physical presence of the National Museum of the American Latino.
The 4,500-square-foot gallery will be open at the National Museum of American History on June 18, 2022. Exhibitions in the Latino Gallery will present bilingual stories for multigenerational and cross-cultural audiences featuring multimedia, physical objects, and first-person voices.
Join us in exploring how Latino History is American History. The Molina Family Latino Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States is an introduction to critical concepts, moments, and biographies that shine a light on the historical and cultural legacy of U.S. Latinas and Latinos.
You can explore the virtual exhibition in two ways, by taking a virtual tour of the gallery and by exploring some of the key themes in ¡Presente!
Who are we as Americans? Who are we as Latinos? Latino Identity is complex, diverse, and personal. In Somos (We Are), a video documentary by Alberto Ferreras, a diverse group of Latinos discuss their identity, family histories, and experiences. Here is a preview of the full 15-minute video which you can watch in the Molina Family Latino Gallery.