Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Re-Opens with “Right to the City” Exhibit

By: Geronimo Collins The Anacostia Community Museum, located in Southeast Washington and one mile from Frederick Douglass’s home, hosted its grand reopening celebration on Saturday, October 12th after a seven-month-long, $4.5 million renovation. The renovation adds new greenery, seats, lights, and murals to make the museum more communal. It was also the reopening of “A … More Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Re-Opens with “Right to the City” Exhibit

National Museum of African American History and Culture Announces “Walk-Up Weekdays” January & February

National Museum of African American History and Culture Announces  Walk-Up Weekdays in January and February             The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced Walk-Up Weekdays in January and February. Individuals may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday for the months of January and February 2019. Timed-entry passes for individuals … More National Museum of African American History and Culture Announces “Walk-Up Weekdays” January & February

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery “One Year: 1968 An American Odyssey”

Photos: Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC) In 1962 The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery was established by an act of Congress as a “free public museum…depicting men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development and culture…of the United States.” The Portrait Gallery opened to the public in 1968. … More Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery “One Year: 1968 An American Odyssey”

Shaolin Jazz at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

View this post on Instagram The first time I visited the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, which was probably back in ‘07, I knew the space was special. Tucked away in the community of Anacostia, miles from it’s other Smithsonian counterparts, it is one of the “quieter” museums. For those who have experienced the Smithsonian corridor … More Shaolin Jazz at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum