Friends Of The National Museum Of The American Latino Welcomes Announcement Of  Inaugural Smithsonian American Latino Museum Board Of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Smithsonian Board of Regents, the governing body of the Smithsonian Institution, announced 17 appointments to the Board of Trustees of the future National Museum of the American Latino. The newly named Board of Trustees will be an integral part of the leadership, planning and development of the first national Smithsonian museum dedicated […]

THREE POWERHOUSE LATINAS NAMED TO FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pulling from health advocacy, business, and human rights advocacy, these three Latinas are joining in the fight to ensure the National Museum of the American Latino gets its rightful place on our National Mall WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS), an advocacy campaign fighting for the creation of […]

2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED OF 10TH ANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST, SPONSORED BY AARP & TARGET  

New York artist Jose Flores submits winning design in celebration of Latino heritage WASHINGTON, D.C. —Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) announced today the winner of its 10th Annual Design Contest in celebration of Latino heritage in the US. José Flores is an artist from New York with roots in Guatemala. […]

Latino Leaders Sign on to a Letter Urging the Smithsonian Secretary to Place the Latino Museum on the National Mall

MORE THAN 100 INFLUENTIAL LATINO LEADERS SIGN ON TO A LETTER URGING THE SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY TO ENSURE THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO GETS ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE ON THE NATIONAL MALL Read the letter and add your name by clicking here WASHINGTON—After a triumphant year in 2020 with getting the National Museum of the American […]

Sec. Bunch Letter | Site Consideration for the National Museum of the American Latino

On May 20th, the letter below was delivered to Secretary Lonnie Bunch, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The letter was co-signed by over 100 influential supporters. To add your name to this list, please click here.  Lonnie G. Bunch III Secretary The Smithsonian Institution PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 May 20, 2021 […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM  LAUNCHES VOTING FOR THE 10th ANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM LAUNCHES VOTING FOR THE 10th ANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST Presented By AARP & Target, Design Contest Celebrates Latino Heritage Through Art WASHINGTON—Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) has launched public voting for its 10th annual design contest to showcase the work of Latino and Latina artists from across the United […]

FNMAL Makes Board of Trustee Recommendations

FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MAKESBOARD OF TRUSTEES RECOMMENDATION TO SMITHSONIAN REGENTS  WASHINGTON—The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) has made an important step in advancing its mission by making formal recommendations for the future National American Latino Museum’s Board of Trustees to the Smithsonian Board of […]

STAR-STUDDED VIRTUAL CELEBRATION TO APPLAUD NNAL ACT PASSAGE

STAR-STUDDED VIRTUAL CELEBRATION COMING THIS FRIDAY; CELEBS AND LEADERS OF THE MOVEMENT APPLAUD MAJOR MILESTONE IN GETTING NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO ACT PASSED For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 WASHINGTON—Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), the only non-profit organization leading the movement to build a Smithsonian Museum for the American Latino, will […]

NEW BOARD CHAIR, EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP NAMED TO FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS), an advocacy campaign for the creation of a Smithsonian museum on the National Mall dedicated to the history of American Latinos in the US, announced today that Lili Gil Valletta has been appointed to lead its board of directors as chairwoman. In […]

VICTORY: LEGISLATION TO CREATE A SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO PASSED BY CONGRESS

Friends of the American Latino Museum celebrate passage as legislation advances to the White House Washington, DC — Last night, Congress approved the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), which will create the long-overdue museum on the National Mall dedicated to commemorating over 500 years of American Latino contributions to the nation’s […]