UNIDOS: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

About the Exhibition

Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at the San Bernardino County Museum, Sep. 15 to Oct. 15, 2022 with the exhibit UNIDOS: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. The theme encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation. Organized and curated in partnership with the Inland Empire Latino Art Association, the exhibit features works by seventeen local Inland Empire artists.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100- 402.