Last week, C&G Partners Senior Designer Mariano Desmaras led a design workshop organized by the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) as part of the Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP). The workshop included a discussion of the firm’s ongoing Latino-focused projects and a two-hour charette where the participants were asked to design a survey-style exhibition of Latino art. Mariano’s participants were mid-career museum professionals and graduate students selected from a nationwide pool of applicants with curatorial, educational and scholarly specialties.


The Latino Museum Studies Program was established to enhance leadership and professional excellence in the representation and interpretation of Latino history, art, and culture. The four-week program includes panel sessions, lectures, workshops, and behind-the-scenes access to Smithsonian collections. C&G Partners was honored to volunteer time to contribute to the program.