The 23-member National Museum of the American Latino Commission (the commission) is tasked by Congress to provide a report on the creation of a potential Museum of the American Latino, which would focus on American Latino life, art, history and culture.
The commission members were selected by the president and bi-partisan congressional leaders in 2008 and 2009. The commission will report on possible sites for the museum, potential content, suggested structure/governance and fund-raising strategies.
The commission also seeks input and feedback from the public on the development and design of the museum; American Latino art, history and culture; potential impact on regional Latino museums; and general interest in the creation of a potential Museum of the American Latino. Public input can be made through this site or at one of the six public forums that will be held across the United States in April and May 2010.
The Commission will deliver an official report to Congress with their findings and recommendations. Congress will review the commission findings and make a decision on the viability of a National Museum of the American Latino.