House Votes For a National Latino Museum to Be Part of Smithsonian

  • July 27, 2020 15:49

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Carmen Lomas Garza, Lotería-Tabla Llena, 1972, hand-colored etching and aquatint on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Shown in the 2014 exhibition "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art."

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum in the nation’s capital. The initiative had wide bipartisan support and passed unanimously by voice vote, reports NBC News.

"It's time for Latinos to see our contributions, our culture and our history reflected in all institutions, including the Smithsonian museums," said Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, on the House floor. 

Smithsonian museums include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Portrait Gallery and many more insititutions, largely in Washington, D.C.

Danny Vargas, chairman of the board of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, told NBC News ahead of the vote that, “it is a wonderful feeling to know that the House of Representatives has come to realize the importance of an institution that can recognize and commemorate the over 500 years of Latino contributions to the founding, shaping, building, and the defending of this country."

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