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Smithsonian Speaker Series: First Voice, Latino Representation at the Smithsonian

  • Dates: April 6, 2017
  • Times: 18:00 to 19:00
  • Admission: Rockwell Members: Free; Students with ID: $5; Not-Yet-Members: $10
  • The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
    Location: Rockwell Museum
    111 Cedar Street
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5386
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First Voice: Latino Representation at the Smithsonian featuring Eduardo Díaz Executive Director, Smithsonian Latino Center Despite rapidly shifting demographics and a continued rise in the number of educated and experienced women and individuals of color entering the museum field, the history, culture, and contributions of communities of color and women are not equitably represented in our institutions. Museums have long served as trusted custodians of our cultural patrimony and as essential storytellers. However, the contributions of Latinos in nation building and shaping national culture are largely missing from our museums’ walls and related programs. Exacerbating the situation is the underrepresentation of minority groups in museum leadership that fuels implicit bias in everyday practice. Executive Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, Eduardo Díaz, will discuss the Smithsonian’s Latino Curatorial Initiative as an effective strategy for ensuring Latino presence in museums.

Smithsonian Speaker Series: First Voice, Latino Representation at the Smithsonian
  • Rockwell Museum
  • 111 Cedar Street
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • April 6, 2017 to April 6, 2017
  • Rockwell Members: Free; Students with ID: $5; Not-Yet-Members: $10

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The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate

111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5386
Come experience our collection of art about America that tells the story of the American experience! The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. There are many reasons why you should bring your family to experience The Rockwell. We offer guided tours that you can book as a group, or you are welcome to explore the Museum on your own. Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building Historic Old City Hall in Corning, New York, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free and enjoy the complimentary shuttle from The Corning Museum of Glass.