The Smithsonian Institution is a unique entity among the world’s institutions dedicated to science, the arts, and the humanities. No other institution matches its scale, scope, and impact as “the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.” But the Smithsonian is also a profoundly American institution dedicated to preserving and telling our nation’s story. Yet, Latinos remain largely excluded from participation in arts and cultural institutions that tell the American story.

LPPI and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) conducted the first analysis of the Smithsonian Institution’s progress in implementing the ten recommendations from its 1994 report, Willful Neglect, this century.

INVISIBLE NO MORE:

An Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution & Latino Representation

Monday, September 10, 2018