National Museum of African American History and Culture
Take a look at the five upcoming exhibits we're most excited about.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture talks about his vision for the new building
February 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this exhibit looks at the iconic founding father through the eyes of his slaves.
January 31, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The final voyage of a World War II biplane evokes the exploits of the legendary fighting force
November 2011 | By Owen Edwards
Curators review family heirlooms brought in to the B.B. King Museum in Indianola
September 20, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
This week, see feeding time for exotic animals, get a guided tour of the Civil Rights movement and more..
August 29, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
After a month-long trip from California to Washington, D.C., a biplane once used to train Tuskegee Airmen arrives at the Smithsonian
August 05, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Captain Matt Quy, in his Spirit of Tuskegee Stearman biplane, is on a journey across the United States to deliver his historic aircraft to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
July 27, 2011 | By Smithsonian Staff
This weekend take part in a satellite discussion about the Inca Road, Pheon and a look into a new American History exhibition.
July 14, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
"For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights," encourages visitors to take another look at the civil rights movement
July 11, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
The Stearman biplane will be put on display when the museum opens on the Mall in 2015 and will remain a vivid, perpetual tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen
July 08, 2011 | By admin
Parliament-Funkadelic bandleader George Clinton talks about his donation of his iconic Mothership stage prop to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
June 15, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
There is much to celebrate in the month of May—Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mother's Day, as well as a number of anniversaries marking special events in our nation's history. On today, we turn our focus, slightly, from remembering the Civil War to acknowledging the civil rights movement i...
May 04, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open.Don't miss out on all the events and happenings, all scheduled as planned. Tarantula feedings at the Natural History Museum. A special tour of the Kinsey Collections at American History. An Earth Day celebration at the American Art Museum.And he...
April 08, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Monday, November 15: It’s cold outside — take in a movie.It’s a good day to take in an IMAX movie—and your entertainment options are plentiful. Theaters are located in the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum and the Udvar-Hazy Center. In addition to short films—like “Dinosaurs” and “Le...
November 15, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Friday, November 5: The Rainbow TroopsThis adaptation of Andrea Hirata's popular novel is one of the most successful films in Indonesian box-office history.In this heartstring-tugging tale, follow three boys from an impoverished, rural community as they pursue an education with the hope that knowle...
November 05, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Bernard and Shirley Kinsey have been married 44 years. Since Bernard's retirement in 1991 from the Xerox corporation, the couple has traveled extensively, collecting art from around the world. But in an effort to uncover their own family history, the Kinseys began to delve into African American his...
October 13, 2010 | By Jess Righthand
"I first heard about the Moores of Mims in the song," says John Franklin, director of partnerships and international programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.It seems I hear Harry Moorefrom the earth his voice still cries:"No bomb can kill the dreams I hold, for freed...
October 06, 2010 | By Megan Gambino
In the 1930s as automobiles became a fixture in American culture, millions of people took to the roads, causing hotels, restaurants and other roadside entertainment to flourish. But for African Americans, hopping in a car and taking a road trip was no simple endeavor. Having to contend with wide-sp...
September 14, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
A hymnal owned by the brave leader of the Underground Railroad brings new insights into the life of the American heroine
September 2010 | By Owen Edwards