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Molina Family Latino Gallery

As the Smithsonian’s first gallery dedicated to Latino contributions to the United States, the Molina Family Latino Gallery serves as the preview of the National Museum of the American Latino. The Smithsonian Latino Center will open the 4,500-square-foot gallery in the National Museum of American History in May 2022.

Sequence of contemporary black and white portraits on a black background. At the end of the video there's text that reads "Somos", followed by the logo of the National Museum of the American Latino.

Exhibitions in the Latino Gallery will present bilingual stories for multigenerational and cross-cultural audiences featuring multimedia, physical objects, and first-person voices.  


The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States introduces visitors to critical concepts, moments, and biographies that shine a light on the historical and cultural legacy of U.S. Latinas/os. Visitors will be invited to reexamine what they know about Latinas/os and U.S. history. 

Themes in ¡Presente!


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