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National Hispanic American Heritage Month Site

Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center unlocks dynamic U.S. Latino stories that shape our national experience and identity. It empowers a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the enduring contributions of Latinos to our country. It preserves a growing collection of diverse stories and experiences that reflect Latino presence in our history and culture, and convenes conversations, inclusively, about the stories and connections that continue to inspire generations to come.
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Image credit: Image credit: Detail of Maíz Flor Serpiente/ Flower Maize Serpent commissioned digital art work by the Indigenous Design Collection, 2015.

Selected Exhibits and Collections

Art & Architecture 17Hide All

The Era of Exploration 6Hide All

Culture and Ethnography 18Hide All

Economics 1Hide All

Government, Politics & Law 6Hide All

Poetry & Literature 3Hide All

History 28Hide All