Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between
the U.S. and Latin America
The collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offer a significant resource for the study of Latino and Latin American art. Latino and Latin American artists' papers and oral history interviews are available to researchers at the Archives of American Art. The Smithsonian Latino Center is focused on ensuring that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections, and its affiliated organizations across the United States.
Also in Washington, D.C., the permanent collection of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art at the Art Museum of the Americas | AMA is one of the most important of its kind in the United States. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Art Collection, gathered over several decades, showcases the outstanding artistic achievements of the IDB member countries. The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., promotes and disseminates the vast and rich traditions of Mexico's cultural past and present.