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Latino Family Stories through Art

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Language Arts And English +4 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Student activity collection analyzing the work of two very different Mexican American artists, identifying aspects of culture and exploring expressions about Latino experiences in art. Included in this collection, are five paintings highlighting Latino families, paired with observation and analysis questions and interviews with the artists, Carmen Lomas Garza and Jesse Treviño, as well as podcast analyses of the paintings from the museum's director. As a supplement, students could read a book by Garza depicting her childhood memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community, or lead a discussion comparing this artwork with other images of families found in the Smithsonian collections. #LatinoHAC

Camas para Sueños

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mis Hermanos

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lotería-Tabla Llena

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tamalada

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Carmen Lomas Garza interview excerpt

Archives of American Art

Tienda de Elizondo

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Latino Family Stories

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Carmen Lomas Garza interview excerpt

Archives of American Art

Pottery Bowl with Bird Design

Archives of American Art

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Arte Latino

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Hernan Cortes

National Museum of American History

Codex Telleriano-Remensis

National Museum of American History

Vaquero

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Woman and Child

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Self-Portrait with H

National Portrait Gallery

Carmen Ghirardelli

National Portrait Gallery

Enrico Caruso

National Portrait Gallery

Our Journey/Our Stories

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Annette Kaufman

National Portrait Gallery

José Gómez-Sicre

National Portrait Gallery