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Latino and Latin American Collections

September 12, 2005 – October 31, 2005

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 2nd Floor, West Corridor

In three cases, a variety of objects from the museum's collection document various aspects of Latino and Latin American history and culture, including religion, popular culture, business, sports, labor, and entertainment.

On view are:

  • Jacket that belonged to Cesar Chavez, Mexican American migrant worker, who worked tirelessly for the farm workers in California
  • Mask made by Leonardo Pagan for the Ponce carnival in Puerto Rico
  • Panos, ink and pencil drawings depicting life in the barrios of the Southwest. See October 2005 Smithsonian magazine, pp.29-30
  • Black pumps by designer Manolo Blahnik and silk gauze dress by designer Oscar de la Renta.
  • Examples of Latino and Latin American religious folk art.