Smithsonian collections reflect the rich diversity of Latinx art and artists. The Smithsonian American Art Museum's growing Latinx art collection represents the rich contributions of Latinxs to our country from the colonial period to the present with artworks that range from colonial religious works and woven textiles to abstract expressionist paintings and contemporary installations. Artists featured in the collection reflect the diversity of Latinx communities in the United States, including artists of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican descent, as well as other Latin American groups with deep roots in the United States.
While you explore, enjoy listening to Tradiciones: Latino Music from Smithsonian Folkways. For more, listen to the Our America podcast series with exhibition curator E. Carmen Ramos as she explores how Latinx artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture.