Our America encompasses many dreams for the future. We will begin with a personal exploration of several works in the exhibit as well as a self-guided journaling opportunity available for all program guests. Then we’ll gather for a brief immersive experience featuring a multi-lingual chorus of hopes and dreams presented by Chattanooga State students who have immigrated from other countries, offering up the voice of Our America from a new generation.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for “Treasures to Go,” the museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta.
Image: Emilio Sánchez, Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket" late 1980s, watercolor on paper, sheet and image: 40 x 59 1/2 in. (101.6 x 151.1 cm) framed: 47 1/2 x 67 7/16 x 3 1/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation 2011.19.5