Sharing a Complex Narrative with Diverse Audiences:Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

In October of 2013, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) opened Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. This exhibit, organized and curated by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the SAAM, features the work of 72 Latino American artists from all over the United States, starting from the mid-twentieth century.[1] It […]

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Rewriting Chicano Masculine Identity: Expressing Masculinity and Confronting Stereotypes in Chicano Poetry

but so very few make it out of here as human as they came in, they leave wondering what good they are now as they look at their hands so long away from their tools, as they look at themselves, so long gone from their families, so long gone from life itself, so many things […]

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Teaching Untold Histories: Filling in the Gaps in America’s Past

Students are often taught only one side of American history. This side deals predominantly with the accomplishments of white males and conspicuously ignores the achievements of other groups such as Latinos, African-Americans, women of all races, and members of the LGBTQ community. Leaving out these groups would suggest that they did not play a major […]

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