Coming in 2022, the Molina Family Latino Gallery tells U.S. history from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas and Latinos who lived it. The first exhibition will uncover hidden and forgotten stories, connect visitors to Latino culture, and lay the foundation for understanding how Latinas and Latinos inform and shape U.S. history.
The Smithsonian is building the National Museum of the American Latino to recognize the accomplishments, history, and culture of the Latino communities. Congress enacted legislation in 2020 to establish the museum. The planning process and a search for a founding director are currently underway.