The Smithsonian Institution known for celebrating American accomplishments from all backgrounds, cultures, and ways of life is now introducing the Smithsonian Latino Center Gallery. The Smithsonian Latino Gallery has never had their physical location, and as of 2021, they will get to celebrate their space. The Smithsonian will open its first Gallery focused on the U.S. Latino experience, in the National Museum of American History.
The Latino center was created in 1997 and has worked with other Smithsonian properties to collaborate in the exhibition of American Latino’s and their creative achievements. The new Gallery will focus on bilingual exhibits and the history and contribution American Latino’sLatino’s have made throughout the United States. Stories filled with courage, and faith cover families all across the country who have created a legacy that lives on.
The first exhibit will be called “Making Home: Latino Stories of Community and Belonging,” This will mark the first time a permanent gallery space will be offered at the National Museum of American History highlighting the Latino community.
A $10 million donation toward the Gallery was made from members of the Molina family, in memory of their father, Dr. C. David Molina, the founder of Molina Healthcare.