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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 .


Patricia Lannes, Chair 
Founder and Project Director
CALTA21, Queens, N.Y.
Raquel Aguiñaga-Martínez, Vice Chair
Visual Arts Associate Director/Registrar
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Margarita Sandino, Secretary
Curator of Education
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
Magali Kivatinetz, Communications
Independent Museum Consultant
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mariano Desmaras, Past Chair and New England Regional Representative
Senior Designer
C&G Partners LLC, New York, N.Y.

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

Madalena Salazar, Mountain Plains Regional Representative
Latino Cultural Programs Coordinator
Denver Art Museum

Tracy Duran, Midwest Regional Representative
Outreach and Adult Programs Manager
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa

Antonio Rodriguez, Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative
International Traveling Exhibitions, Strategic Partnership and Alliance Consultant
Washington, D.C.

Eder Cetina, Western Regional Representative
Executive Creative Director and Museum Consultant
Olson Visual, Hawthorne, Calif.