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

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2018 SLC Day of the Dead. From left to right: Melissa Carrillo, SLC New Media & Technology Director; Xanath Caraza, Scholar and Writer; Frida Larios, Artist; José A. Ralat, Digital Media Specialist. Photo by Tyler Orsburn.

Smithsonian Latino Center Day of the Dead Celebration 2018

November 8th, 2018, 9:22AM
Hollywood Forever Collections. Smithsonian Latino Center, 2012.

Remembering the Dearly Departed: Day of the Dead Celebration

October 25th, 2018, 3:00PM
Smithsonian Latino Center avatar representation of La Llorona

Ante el río / Before the River

October 23rd, 2018, 2:34PM
Smithsonian Latino Center, Hollywood Forever Collections

Literary Calaveras

October 23rd, 2018, 12:15PM
Smithsonian Latino Center avatar representation of La Llorona

¡Ay, mis hijos!, a Llorona Story

October 23rd, 2018, 12:12PM
Smithsonian Latino Center Director, Eduardo Diaz, accepts award on behalf of the center. Photo credit: Kelly Carnes