September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

2022 Event Highlights

Kids & Family Event

September 16-17

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Festival
The National Museum of the American Latino will celebrate the opening of the museum's gallery opening and commemorate 25 years of Latinidad at the Smithsonian. The program will include a Dance Party Friday, Sept. 16, and a Family Day and Concert Saturday, Sept 17.

(Smithsonian Institution)

Gallery Talk

September 16

The Art of Looking: Lola Álvarez Bravo's portrait of Frida Kahlo
Lola Álvarez Bravo's Frida Kahlo is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art. National Gallery educators will facilitate the conversation and encourage you to engage deeply with art, with others, and with the world around you as you hone skills in visual literacy and perspective-taking.


September 17

Concert with Andean and Latin Fusion Band RAYMI
Commemorate the end of summer with a concert by the Andean and Latin fusion band RAYMI (meaning “feast” or “celebration” in Quechua). The group's passion for its Andean roots is reflected in its music, which combines traditional Peruvian instruments, such as zampoñas, mosceños, quenas, and tarkas, with contemporary instruments.

(National Museum of the American Indian—Smithsonian Institution)

Kids & Family Event

September 24

Fotos y Recuerdos Festival with Lil' Libros
The National Portrait Gallery is teaming up with renowned children's book publisher Lil' Libros to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! This bilingual event will include story times, book signings, live entertainment and gallery tours.

Panel Discussion

September 29

Poise, Professionalism, and a Little Luck: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
A panel discussion will illustrate how the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis has changed as new sources of previously classified information have been released in the 60 years since the crisis.

(National Archives)

Brought to you by:

National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities