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

Angelica Medina, 2009 Young Ambassadors Program alumna.

Just a Thought | Representation in Children's Books

December 16th, 2020, 3:30PM
2012 Young Ambassadors Program alumna, Jessica Hernandez.

Intersectional Introspection: A Cross-Cultural Journey

October 2nd, 2020, 4:26PM
Adán Chávez YAP ’14

The Importance of Latino Involvement in 2020 Census

September 23rd, 2020, 4:43PM
Promotional image of the Caminos exhibit on display at Arte Américas. (Courtesy of Arte Américas)

The Importance of Latinx Representation in Museums

August 26th, 2019, 1:10PM
Young Ambassador, Mia Cooper and her supervisor Cathy posing with the cast of the superhero show

Taking a Walk on the “Science” Side of Life

October 19th, 2018, 12:16PM
Young Ambassador, Yesenia Muñoz at the children’s baile folklórico performance. (Courtesy of the National Museum of Mexican Art.)

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

October 5th, 2018, 9:35AM
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