Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center serves as the corazón (heart) of Latinidad at the Smithsonian. Through its exhibits, initiatives and programs, it unlocks the dynamic Latino stories that shape national experience and identity in the U.S. In preserving and presenting these stories, the center empowers a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the enduring contributions of Latinos to the country in a way that celebrates Latino presence in American history and culture and convenes inclusive conversations about the stories that continue to inspire generations to come. For more information, visit www.latino.si.edu.

Indigenous community leaders Panchito Ramírez and Reyna Ramírez share knowledge and craft for making cutaras (sandals) from royal palm leaves (jagua) and other fibers to José Barreiro.
Los líderes comunitarios indígenas Panchito Ramírez y Reyna Ramírez le muestran a José Barreiro el proceso para hacer sandalias (cutaras) de la hoja de la palma real (jagua) y otras fibras.

Taíno: Valuing and Visibilizing Caribbean Indigeneity

August 28th, 2018, 3:21PM
Amanda learning about documents used to create exhibitions and serve as learning tools for the public. Courtesy of the Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte.

The Story within a Story

August 22nd, 2018, 5:06PM
The Witte Museum on the first day of Hernandez’s internship. Courtesy of Estrella Hernandez.

Chili Queens and Fiesta Gowns

August 15th, 2018, 4:32PM
Young Ambassador Samantha meeting with individuals that work at the museum. Courtesy of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Love What You Do and Give Back

August 2nd, 2018, 10:31AM