Kellogg Community College’s annual series of Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities concludes Friday with free virtual tours of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).
An English language tour kicks off at 6 p.m. and a Spanish Language tour kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Space is limited and interested participants must click here to register online in advance.
MOLAA, based in Long Beach, California, is “the only museum in the United States fully dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art,” according to the museum website at molaa.org. The museum includes a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden and a permanent collection of more than 1,600 works of art.
Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities at KCC kicked off earlier this month with a video presentation of “Blaze Va a la Universidad” (the Spanish translation of the College’s “Blaze Goes to College” children’s book) and included a virtual Zumba lesson and several movie nights featuring Latin American films and discussions conducted via Zoom.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the U.S. from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year to celebrate Latino culture and the past and present contributions of individuals with Latino heritage. The month-long observance began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and was expanded to a full 30 days in 1988; the Sept. 15 start date is relevant as the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries.
For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
The above photo of the MOLAA is courtesy of Floyd Wilde and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.