Public forum on the creation of a potential Museum of the American Latino.
The Welcoming Committee for the visit to New York City of the Commission on the National Museum of the American Latino, invite your participation in a public forum on the creation of a potential Museum of the American Latino. The public forum will include a panel discussion on the proposal and our assistant director Anthony Stevens-Acevedo will be one of the panelists. It will be held this Saturday, June 19, at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies from 10 a.m. until noon. Details below.
The Commission is eager to hear from YOU, the public, about the development and design of a such a museum and ways to advance the life, art, history, and culture of the “American Latino” in the United States. More information about the Commission and the proposed museum below.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College
West Building, Room 615 (Corner of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY.
take the #6 Lexington Avenue Train to 68th Street-Hunter College Station
If you can’t attend the public forum, please visit the Commission’s website to submit your comments:
About the Commission on the National Museum of the American Latino
The 23-member National Museum of the American Latino Commission (the commission) is tasked by Congress to provide a report on the creation of a potential Museum of the American Latino, which would focus on American Latino life, art, history and culture.
The commission members were selected by the president and bi-partisan congressional leaders in 2008 and 2009. The commission will report on possible sites for the museum, potential content, suggested structure/governance and fund-raising strategies.
The commission also seeks input and feedback from the public on the development and design of the museum; American Latino art, history and culture; potential impact on regional Latino museums; and general interest in the creation of a potential Museum of the American Latino.
In September 2010, the Commission will deliver an official report to Congress with their findings and recommendations. Congress will review the commission findings and make a decision on the viability of a National Museum of the American Latino.