Latino Artists on Display at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is showcasing the talent of 72 Latino artists for its latest exhibit -- "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art."

According to the Smithsonian's website, "Our America" shows off the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge.

"We are at a point in history where Latino art as a field is getting a lot more of attention, and we are now able to look at that broad contribution. So we are part of a wave of a revisionist activity that is looking at situation the Latino within the context of the United States," E. Carmen Ramos, curator of the exhibit, told the Associated Press.

The artists of the 92 works of art are all of various backgrounds including Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican and Dominican.

"Our America" launched on October 25 and will be on display until March 2, 2014.

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