Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana
The Danforth Center's flag gallery, located in the McDonnell Atrium, is a source of pride for our community. It represents the home countries of its diverse members and includes flags that honor the Osage Nation and the LGBTQ+ community. The gallery also serves as a visual representation of our values of diversity and inclusion. This year, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, the Danforth Center proudly expands on this tradition by displaying the Hispanic Heritage Flag.
The new Hispanic Heritage Flag was commissioned in 2023 by the Hispanic Festival, Inc., in partnership with the Regional Arts Commission and the Latinx Arts Network. It was created by artist Jose Garza and unveiled in a ceremony at the Missouri History Museum last month. Adorned with shades of blue and orange, red, green, and brown, the flag captures the weight of history and hope of the Hispanic community, with an appreciation for the natural landscapes that connect all people.
The Danforth Center embraces the common threads that unite us and celebrates the vibrant tapestry of cultures that enrich our community. Together, we honor diversity and weave a stronger, more inclusive future for all.