Latest in Art

Image credit: Google

Google adds US Latino art and culture to its online museum

The timing is probably not a coincidence.
285 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Google

From US presidents to the history of fashion over the course of three millennia, Google Arts & Culture has been using the latest tech to showcase and preserve vital aspects of history and culture for everyone to enjoy, regardless of where you live. Now, they have announced its latest virtual collection: Celebrating Latino culture within the US.

You can explore virtual 69 exhibits and 2,500 pieces of art that showcase culture, art, and influential figures throughout the history of Latinos in the US. Gina Rodriguez discusses being a Latina role model and the importance of representation, while one exhibit takes you through almost 50 years of the cultural institution Ballet Hispánico. You can also explore Diego Rivera's Detroit murals or take a look at efforts to document queer Latinx history. All in all, it's a comprehensive look at the influence of Latino, Latina, and Latinx culture on the US and how our experiences are intertwined.

The timing and subject of this exhibit aren't very surprising (though it must have been in the works for some time, considering how comprehensive it is). The president announced on Tuesday that he would be ending deportation protections for Dreamers, people who arrived in the US as children and are eligible for work permits. While not all Dreamers are from Latino backgrounds, many are. It's important to consider the vital contributions they've made to our culture as well as understand their own experiences in the US. Google's made it easier for all of us to do that.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
285 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
Apple warns against storing its titanium credit card in leather

Apple warns against storing its titanium credit card in leather

View
Google's next Nest Mini speaker could be wall-mountable

Google's next Nest Mini speaker could be wall-mountable

View
Microsoft tests more control for apps that restart with Windows 10

Microsoft tests more control for apps that restart with Windows 10

View
Terminator T-800 and The Joker are coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11'

Terminator T-800 and The Joker are coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11'

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr