THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE opened in September 2016 as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution the largest museum complex and research organization in the world. Its mission is to provide for the collection study and establishment of programs and exhibitions relating to African American life art history and culture.
This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian’s newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles aspirations and achievements have shaped the nation. Opened in September 2016 the National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomes all visitors who seek to understand remember and celebrate this history.
The guidebook provides a comprehensive tour of the museum including its magnificent building and grounds and eleven permanent exhibition galleries dedicated to themes of history community and culture. Highlights from the museum’s collection of artifacts and works of art are presented in full-color photographs accompanied by evocative stories and voices that illuminate the American experience through the African American lens.- publisher