Photo of the MOLAA museum in Long Beach California
The above photo of the MOLAA is courtesy of Floyd Wilde and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

The Kellogg Community College series of Hispanic Heritage Month events concludes this evening with free virtual tours of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).

Two different tours are available, an English language tour at 6 p.m. and a Spanish language tour at 7 p.m.

Space is limited, so interested participants must click here to register online in advance.

The museum is the only one in the United States that “fully dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art,” according to the museum website at

MOLAA is based in Long Beach, California and includes a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden and a permanent collection of more than 1,600 works of art.

Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities at KCC have been underway all month.

They kicked off with a video presentation of “Blaze Va a la Universidad” – the Spanish translation of KCC’s “Blaze Goes to College” children’s book.

The event series included a virtual Zumba lesson and several movie nights featuring Latin American films and group discussions conducted via Zoom.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the U.S. from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year.

The month-long observance began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and expanded to a full 30 days in 1988; the Sept. 15 start date is relevant as the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries.

For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit