Smithsonian Second Opinion brings together thought leaders to explore some of the critical issues facing our nation and the world. Secretary David J. Skorton leads a vibrant conversation about the role immigrants play in our nation’s economy, politics, and culture. Continue reading Second Opinion: What does it mean to be an American today?
What do a feathered dinosaur, a 500,000-gallon aquarium full of hammerhead sharks and the supersonic Northrup F-58 light fighter have in common? They’re all part of the experience at a spectacular new museum in Miami. Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Two decades ago, the Smithsonian Latino Center began telling the stories of the millions of Latinos who have contributed to the vast ongoing saga of America. Maria Anderson spoke with the Center’s director about SLC’s mission and its plans for the future. Continue reading ¡Feliz aniversario! The Smithsonian Latino Center enters its third decade
Language is intrinsic to culture and we are always our most authentic selves when we speak our mother tongue. This month we’re celebrating the second anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Mother Tongue Film Festival, a collaborative celebration of communities around the world representing 33 languages across six continents. Continue reading Recovering Voices: The Mother Tongue Film Festival
We looked at the past, envisioned the future and gazed at the stars for some cosmic insight this week. Plus, zombie crabs! And we’re relieved that Bei Bei’s okay-kay. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Nov. 20 – Nov. 26, 2016
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday to commemorate and honor the lives of dead loved ones, with traditions that include feasts, music, vigils and creating temporary ofrendasor altars. Continue reading Flores, flores para los muertos
The Latino experience in the United States is a tapestry woven from generations of diverse and colorful stories that speak of adversity and triumph. Secretary Skorton recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by saluting those whose rich cultural contributions have helped make this nation what it is today. Continue reading A Nation of Nations
Is the Smithsonian still guilty of “willful neglect” of the Latino community? Join the discussion Thursday, June 19, at noon at the American Indian Museum. Continue reading Is the Smithsonian guilty of “willful neglect”?
The Smithsonian is hosting the fourth Latino Art Now! conference Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Don’t miss this leading forum for artists, historians, educators, scholars, critics and art dealers. Continue reading Latino Art Now! Nuestra América: Expanding Perspectives in American Art
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, a new program celebrates the impact and achievements of migrant farm workers. Continue reading “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964