Any recommended Spanish(Latin) museums/exhibits/activities in DC?
August 16, 2016 11:09 AM   Subscribe

I am in a Spanish "immersion" course in DC for the next 8 months (native English speaker) and looking to take advantage of the opportunities in DC., and can take "field trips" during the day to help with learning the language Latin culture. I'm looking at what the Smithsonian and Spanish Embassy is offering, but seeing if anyone has any insight into what my googel-ing won't offer. Thanks!
posted by aggienfo to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Mexican Cultural Institute has some cool programs.
posted by sheldman at 2:24 PM on August 16, 2016

You mentioned the Smithsonian, but make sure you look specifically at the Smithsonian Latino Center, which does not have a museum but coordinates Hispanic programming at the existing Smithsonian museums. I interned there and they do a lot of cool stuff!

Also check a show at the GALA Hispanic Theater - they show Spanish-language works. I saw La Casa de Bernarda Alba there; great show.
posted by chainsofreedom at 3:01 PM on August 16, 2016

Best answer: Seconding seeing shows, or even volunteering as an usher, at GALA. DC also has a ton of non-profits serving the Latino community, perhaps getting involved or volunteering at one of those would be of interest, lots of immersion. For example: Carecen, Ayuda, Neighbors Consejo, Latin American Youth Center, for starters. For a different twist, check out some of the lesser known embassies like Uruguay, Colombia, or Bolivia, sometimes they have events and screenings. Enjoy!
posted by perrouno at 7:48 PM on August 16, 2016

Best answer: I can't believe I forgot the AFI Silver Spring Latin American Film Festival! Not downtown, but easily accessible by bus and Metro. Coming up this fall!
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:03 AM on August 17, 2016

Response by poster: Thanks for the great info! I didn't even think about non Spain/Mexico embassy.

Perrouno - do you have any specific recommendation for a non profit that would benefit from a "conversational" Spanish speaker?
posted by aggienfo at 8:42 AM on August 17, 2016

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