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Latino Network AAM Annual Meeting 2017 Session Picks

In this PDF document, the Latino Network leadership provide their picks for sessions at the 2017 AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo.

Members Speak Out In Response to Executive Orders that Affect Immigrant Communities across the Nation

(March 2017)

Members of AAM’s Latino Professional Network speak out against a series of executive orders signed in late January, in which President Trump ordered the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico, restricted federal funds to sanctuary jurisdictions, and imposed a ban on travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries.

Joint Statement on Orlando Assault of LGTBQ and Latino Communities

(June 2016)

About the Latino Network

The Latino Network's vision is to foster greater understanding and cross-cultural dialogue on issues pertinent to Latinos and to the representation of Latino and Latin American art, history and culture in museums. The network supports the American Alliance of Museums by serving as a forum for Latino-related issues, as a catalyst for building institutional capacity and as an advocate for Latinos in the museum community.

The Latino Network represents the needs and objectives of Latino professionals working in museums and cultural institutions in the United States as well as the professional interests of museum professionals, cultural workers and researchers interpreting Latino/Latin American content in the United States and the world. The network advocates for the increased inclusion of Latino museum professionals and audiences and the increased presence of Latino content in U.S. museums and cultural institutions..


The Latino Network:

  • Offers its expertise to U.S. museums interested in better understanding Latino issues and in engaging Latino audiences through the development of exhibitions, collections, public programs and education initiatives.

  • Serves as a liaison between the U.S museum community and Latin American museums, research centers and cultural institutions.

  • Fosters equitable representation of Latinos in U.S. museums and cultural institutions.

  • Promotes and increases employment and professional training for Latinos .

2016 Summary of Activities/2017 Strategy and Goals


Executive Board 2015–2017

  • Antonio Rodríguez, Chair
    International Traveling Exhibitions, Strategic Partnership and Alliance Consultant
    Washington, D.C.

  • Margarita Sandino, Vice – Chair 
    Curator of Education
    Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

  • Patricia Lannes, Immediate Past Chair 
    Founder and Director
    CALTA21, Queens, NY

  • Raquel Aguiñaga-Martínez, Past Vice – Chair
    Visual Arts Associate Director/Registrar
    National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

  • Ranald Woodaman, Conference Session Development
    Exhibitions & Public Programs Director
    Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, D.C.


  • Ranald Woodaman, Conference Session Development
    Exhibitions & Public Programs Director
    Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, D.C.
  • José Ortiz, ICOM Liaison
    Executive Director
    Artisphere, Arlington, VA

  • Mariano DesmarasNew England Regional Representative
    Senior Designer
    C&G Partners LLC, New York City, NY