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Smithsonian Latino Center Turns 20

Putting a spotlight on the museum for us, by us.
Carolina Herrera

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to Honor Fashion Legend Carolina Herrera, More American Icons at American Portrait Gala

Latin-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been named one of this year's recipients of "The Portrait of a Nation Prize."
Taína Caragol smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Engaging Latinos Through Art: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Latino Art Curator Taína Caragol

As the curator of Latino art and history at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Taína Caragol has been shining a spotlight on the contributions of U.S. Latinos in American history and links the historical interactions between Latin America and the U.S. through the 19th Century to the present.
Luis Muñoz Marin Francisco Rodón

Portrait of First Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Muñoz Marin Installed at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

The portrait of the first governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marin, made its Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery (NPG) debut on Thursday. Painted by Francisco Rodón, the oil-on-canvas portrait could play a major role in establishing a dialogue between U.S. and Puerto Rican history.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Launches 'One Life: Dolores Huerta' Honoring the Civil Rights Icon

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery launched its latest exhibition, and it features civil and human rights icon Dolores Huerta. The "One Life: Dolores Huerta" exhibition opened on July 3 in Washington, D.C.,

"American Sabor" Gives Americans a Taste of Latin Flavor

Smithsonian's Exhibit: American Sabor explores the influences of Latinos in popular American music, across a number of genres. The dynamic display and exhibition captures the presence and contribution of Latinos in punk rock, rock n' roll, hip hop, jazz, and rhythm and blues. And, it showcases how Carlos Sanata, Selena, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and many others motivated a Latin quality in music that isn't generally inclusive of Hispanics. Distinctive musical styles, such as salsa, rumba and mambo, penetrated the American music scene and helped to make Latinos visible.
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