Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) Google recently unveiled “Latino Cultures in the United States,” the biggest digital archive of U.S. Latino art curated online.
The internet giant partnered with about 50 cultural institutions including the Smithsonian Latino Center, the University of Texas and the National Museum of Mexican Art and to create the dedicated website which is a permanent feature of Google’s Cultural Institute.
The sweeping site features online exhibits and archives, virtual tours of important sites and locations via Google Earth, and profiles of significant figures such as farm worker activist Dolores Huerta.
A few archives and exhibits that caught our eye:
- The Hammer Museum’s “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985”
- UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center’s LGBT and Mujeres Initiative
- Detroit Institute of Art’s “Diego Rivera’s ‘Detroit Industry’ mural”
- UT Austin’s Voces Oral History Project
- New York-based Ballet Hispanico
- U.S. National Archives’ “La Experiencia Americana”