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The Anacostia Community Museum’s indoor gallery will be closed March 2 through May 18 as we bring our next exhibition to life. Even though our gallery is closed, join us at any of the dynamic upcoming events planned during this time. More information about our events is available at: We look forward to seeing you soon!


Detail from mural commissioned for Gateways/Portales exhibition, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2016. Collection of Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

December 5, 2016 – January 7, 2018
Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC

Gateway: any entrance or passage that may be opened or closed.

Portal: una entrada o pasaje que puede abrirse o cerrarse.

What does it mean for Latino migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public festivals, this exhibition explores the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

¿Qué significa para los migrantes e inmigrantes latinos establecer su hogar en una ciudad estadounidense? Significa a la vez lucha y triunfo. Esta exposición documenta instituciones, organizaciones, servicios y personas que han servido como portales para el crecimiento de las comunidades latinas.


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