Special thanks to Monica Reardon, Smithsonian Affiliations summer intern, for authoring the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! blog series.
Located at the crossroads of 18th & Vine, the Jazz District of Kansas City, Missouri, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits, films, programs, and performances.Â Since 1997, the museum has focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of the story and spirit of jazz. The museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2000.
Coinciding with Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, the museum is displaying American Sabor:Â Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.Â American Sabor presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present with a focus on the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.Â Various programs and activities will be featured with the exhibition, such as conversations, performances, and workshops.Â The exhibition will be at the Museum from August 1, 2013 to October 27, 2013. Read a special guest post on the American Sabor Blog.
Is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood? Find out which other Affiliates are participating inÂ #MuseumDayLive on September 28, 2013, here.
Recent press from American Sabor at the American Jazz Museum:
Ford Motor Company : Kansas City Council Commemorates Ford Fund for Bringing American Sabor Exhibit to American Jazz Museum