SER National is excited to share that Google Arts and Culture has launched the platform, Latino Cultures in the US!
The collection has been gathered for more than a year and now, but it couldn’t be more timely. Now more than ever it is important that we celebrate theculture, influence and experience of Latinos and our positive impact on the social fabric of the United States. Today, we are making that community’s rich history accessible to everyone.
Through the collection, which includes more than 2500 works of art and archives and 69 new exhibits, anyone, anywhere can explore the lives of influential Latino figures, learn about Latinidad and U.S. Latino art, and experience cultural traditions. It includes important Latinos in news and entertainment, the story of iconic New York institution Ballet Hispánico, Puerto Rican baseball players like Roberto Clemente Walker (who also served as a U.S. Marine) and the Dream 9, a group of undocumented young people who changed history. You can visit some of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the U.S. that are centers of Latino culture, by way of historic photographs or unmissable locations on Google Street View, and dive into ultra-high resolution images of iconic Latino murals, such as Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry from the Detroit Institute of Arts and Mundos de Mestizaje in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
You can learn more about the launch here.