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Retratos: My people, Myself

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Performing Arts Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Discovery Theater is a pan-institutional museum theater dedicated to bringing theatre to young audiences and general visitors on and off the Mall since 1969. Originally created for with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and Young Playwright’s Theater, this joyous theatrical portrait of the many faces of Latin America was written by children from D.C. schools who responded to paintings from the exhibition, Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits.  Student’s monologues create this warm and interactive play about how our lives are magnificent reflections of our ancestry and America’s future.  This joyous theatrical portrait of the many faces of Latin America asks students the question, "How can we ‘portray’ the richness of our heritage and still be an American child... and how are we, in our lives, a portrait of today’s world?"

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Discovery Theater

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Discovery Theater

Retrato de Modesto y Jesús Sánchez [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Retrato de Juanita con Muñeca de trapo [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Retrato de Frida Kahlo [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Retrato del Brigadier General Felipe Heredia

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de la hija del General Bulnes

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de hombre o Rto. de Julian Alvarez

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de Juan Francisco Gonzalez

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de Niña

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de Señora

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de dama

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de caballero

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Retrato de dama con paisaje

Catalog of American Portraits

Retrato de caballero desconocido

Catalog of American Portraits

Hernando Cortez

Catalog of American Portraits

Portrait of Woman n.d

National Anthropological Archives

8c Simon Bolivar single

National Postal Museum

Two Men in Boat, Fishing with Plunge Nets n.d

National Anthropological Archives

Figurin Fragment - Type II Tlaloc

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Selena

National Portrait Gallery

A-Rod Six of Thirteen

National Portrait Gallery

Frida Kahlo de Rivera

National Museum of American History

Portrait of Frida Kahlo

Archives of American Art

Antonia Hernández

National Portrait Gallery

Rita Moreno

National Portrait Gallery

César Chávez at Safeway Boycott in Los Angeles

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Cesar Chavez

Smithsonian American Art Museum

César Chávez

National Portrait Gallery

Dolores Huerta

National Portrait Gallery

César Chávez

National Portrait Gallery

Fred Ross and Dolores Huerta

National Portrait Gallery

César Chávez

National Portrait Gallery

Joan Baez

National Portrait Gallery

Dolores Huerta

National Portrait Gallery

Eva Perón

National Portrait Gallery

Joan Baez

National Portrait Gallery

Eva Longoria

National Portrait Gallery

Sonia Sotomayor

National Portrait Gallery

Lin-Manuel Miranda

National Portrait Gallery

President Barack Obama

National Portrait Gallery

Poster, Si Se Puede Boycott Lettuce and Grapes

National Museum of American History

Dolores Huerta speaking at a rally

National Portrait Gallery

Viva la Revolucion

National Museum of American History

Poster, United Farm Workers

National Museum of American History

Join the Boycott - Don't Buy Gallo Wines

National Museum of American History

Braceros Receiving Documents

National Museum of American History

Braceros Receiving Documents

National Museum of American History

Braceros in Lettuce Field

National Museum of American History

Braceros in Mexico City

National Museum of American History

Boycott Grapes Protest Button

National Museum of American History