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"Americanos: Latino Life in the United States"
2000-01-22 until 2000-01-26
USA United States of America
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States presents a self-portrait of the
country's largest-growing ethnic group. The bilingual exhibition's 120
photographs by 30 of the nation's top photojournalists explore the breadth and
variety of the American Latino experience - families, children and youth, labor,
community, the arts. And the message comes through loud and clear: Hispanics
don't fit a stereotype.
This exhibition are of people from all walks of life and from the many cultures that
fall under the terms 'Latino' and 'Hispanic' - Chicano, Central American, Cuban,
Puerto Rican, Bolivian, Argentinian, Colombian, Panamanian, Brazilian,
Dominican, Asian Latino and Anglo Latino.
The local community will be included in the Indianapolis presentation of this
national traveling exhibition. Latino Indianapolis will be a display of
photographs taken by photographers at The Indianapolis Star newspaper of the
city's Hispanic community, along with statistics provided by the Indiana
University-Purdue University of Indianapolis Polis Center. IUPUI's Cultural Arts
Gallery, within walking distance of the Eiteljorg, will present Somos un pueblo
(We are a community), a photographic exhibition of the local Latino population
organized by IUPUI students.
Cultural interpreters from Indianapolis will be in the Eiteljorg to share their own
You can order the exhibition catalogue from White River Trader.
The exhibition, a project of Olmos Productions, has been organized by the
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Center
for Latino Initiatives. The exhibition has been made possible through the generous
support of Time Warner Inc. and US West. Additional support has been provided by
The local presentation is by Time Warner Cable. Local sponsors: Cinergy, the
parent company of PSI Energy Inc.; Bank One, Indiana, NA; Farmers Insurance; and
GSC Manufacturing Inc. With additional support from GM Construction; Star News
Charities; The Indianapolis Star; and USAGroup. This program has been made
possible with support from the Indiana Humanities Council, International
Programs, through funding from Lilly Endowment Inc.