This resource was originally featured in the 10-07-2017 Scout Report, and it continues to provide a rich gateway to numerous online exhibits and features celebrating America's Latino cultural heritage.
On September 8th, 2017, in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Google Arts and Culture launched Latino Cultures in the US - an extensive collection that features dozens of curated online exhibits and thousands of digitized items. This extensive site is the result of collaboration with many museums and cultural institutions, including The Smithsonian, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, and many more. Visitors can browse these exhibits by topic, including Influential figures (featuring Dolores Huerta, Roberto Clemente, and Sonia Sotomayor, among others), Discover U.S. Latino art, The LGBTQ experience, Defining moments in Latino history, and much more. A few of the many highlights of this collection include The Masters of Murals, Up Close, which allows visitors to closely explore murals created by artists including Diego Rivera and Mario E. Castillo; a collection of nine Latino neighborhoods that one can explore via Google street view; and the powerful Voices Oral History Project, which allows visitors to explore photographs and interviews of Latinos who served in WWII.