Americanos: Latino Life in the United States


Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, Aug 19 – Nov 12, 2000

Summary: Celebrate the extraordinary diversity of Latino cultures in the United States. Taken by 30 photojournalists, over 100 photographs create a bold and artistic portrait of a people who share much in common and yet are as varied as America itself.    This exhibition is being shown in Chicago through a unique partnership between The Field Museum and the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Each museum features a different part of the exhibition, and both museums are working closely together to present educational programs that reflect the abundant cultural contributions of Chicago’s Latino communities.

Curator: Michel du Cille, Eric Easter, Jose Galvez, Mark Hinojosa, Liliana Nieto del Rio and Edward James Olmos

Organizing Institution: This exhibition was a project of Olmos Productions and was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum West Wing and traveled throughout the USA from 199-2004

*Exhibition catalogue published.

Saturday, August 19, 2000 to Sunday, November 12, 2000