National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African American History and Culture A few years ago, Rex Ellis, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will open in September at the Mall of Washington, DC. Ellis is a natural storyteller, with a voice that blends crowd and control in a manner reminiscent of Jackson. He had clearly told her the story before, but when I spoke with her last spring in her office on the upper floor of the Glass Avenue capital building on Maryland Avenue, Repeated this with all the shock and astonishment for me
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African American all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it has helped to shape this nation. Is.
Highlights Praise by Harriet Tubman;
Nat Turner’s Bible. A South Carolina plantation cabin; Guard Tower from Angola Prison; Fedora by Michael Jackson; and works by prominent artists such as Charles Alston, Elizabeth Catlett, Romere Baden, and Henry O’Tanner.
The museum was very well run, there are many artifacts and the permanent exhibit goes into great detail about the city’s distinguished history from its founding to the modern era. I particularly liked the part about Chicago’s important role in innovation and design. Also learned a lot about famous brands / companies starting in Chicago. Would recommend
The African American History and Culture Museum’s creative design is beautiful.
It begins three stories underground and sprays upward like a cone’s shell. It has an amazing historical journey from slavery to modern times. Above are exhibitions of arts, sports and music. Plan to spend five hours or more to see it all. My wife and I spent three hours in our first afternoon in Washington, and we left for two hours before leaving for our last afternoon in the city. It is a wonderful museum that gives a good understanding of the struggles that a group of people have endured and overcome.
On Thanksgiving, I accompanied my two adult children to the National Museum of African American History.
Let me start by saying that I could not express my appreciation for my ancestors who lived long distances from Africa to the United States and their ability to endure the difficulties of living here. ۔ The experience became even deeper after seeing the museum with her children. We arrived at the museum as it was opening. We were inside in less than 5 minutes. The next day after Thanksgiving, we saw long lines trying to enter the museum.
Starting at the bottom, and working your way up to the top, it took 5 hours and that didn’t include our 30 minutes at lunch. There is so much to see. The information and the display were fantastic. The museum covered all the important events that were left in front of us. My children thanked me for the visit. It was beautiful to see people of all races there. I highly recommend arriving soon. This is not a museum that you can visit in 2 hours. This is an all day event
The African ‘American Museum’ is amazing.
The structure is intriguing, the design is interactive with the material. Wear comfortable shoes, outfits that are loose and breathable. It’s too much to take, it’s too much to forget that I forgot ..
This is the first place to wait, when I was at that point and I can remember a relationship more than just a sample.
Take the money Gift shop is expensive, the gifts were very good.
It was just an amazing experience
I was fortunate enough to tag a tour of VIP when a polite person sitting next to me in the cafe invited me to join his group. It was about 2 2:30, and the people in this group only had up to 5, so our guide took us on a tour of every major aspect of the museum. (I wasn’t ready for the Emmett Till Memorial,
what a solid experience I had no idea was part of the museum.) It was amazing to see some amazing artifacts from history (Pen Lincoln signed the erasure announcement !) And learn the most commonly ignored facts in history books. Others have more detailed suggestions on what to look for, so refer to their reviews for this guide. I definitely (and will!) Need to go back to see the many exhibits that I only saw in my behind-the-scenes scenes during my quick trip.
Before moving down to the museum I chose to start from the top floor and work my way
up the lobby and work your way up. I stayed for 4 hours. It’s done! I was able to get a one-day time ticket by logging in online at 6.30 in the morning. You must have a time stamp to enter the off-season weekend. Before I catch my evening flight I am very happy and taking the metro around the city is the best transport. Using the Trap Advisor, you can see the name of the place you want to go to and it will tell the nearest metro station.
We stayed at this museum from 10am until 5:30 pm and still feel the need to go back and look for something more. Some “locals” have heard that you really need three tours to appreciate and digest all the information presented in such a unique way. Level C-1 (bottom floor) will take your breath away – the largest collection of slavery arts and information anywhere in the world. so much to learn.
The only disappointment in the museum is the cafeteria. Since we spent all day inside, we went there for lunch. Everything we ordered was over cooked, dried and looked like it was sitting in the tray for hours. Two small black bean empanadas, a small scoop of potato salad and a glass of iced tea were $ 20! Also, there was a small staff crowd at Cafe Terra who was left behind to clear the tray. Was. Very bad
The museum experience was fantastic. The lower 3 floors date back to the 1400s. The upper 3 floors are more cultural like art, music, theater, television, sports. Cafe has a variety of food options. Agricultural South, Creole, BBQ and fish. I waited 30 minutes in the South just to know that they don’t have chicken breasts, only thighs and legs, if you don’t like these pieces. The other lines were not so long. The food was great and priced well for large portions. The pecan was intense.
The magnificent museum, which portrays the entire face of American history,
has never been so thoroughly documented. My only complaint was that it was so crowded that you couldn’t see the exhibit without looking over someone’s shoulder or waiting a few minutes for the exhibition to clear. This was especially at the bottom. I’ll go again in a few years, hopefully, it will be more manageable.
This museum is still in such high demand that even during the “low season” on a Saturday, much smaller than usual crowds ….It is impossible to spend much time or visit anything that is so close. That I wanted to see. General Chat Chat Lounge Without a doubt, you won’t be able to experience the whole museum in just one day. The lower level designated “history galleries” are the main draw and yet the crowds are filled with passageways and rooms. Exhibitions can be seen and appreciated, but not always “in-depth study” because of crowds.
We stayed there for two and a half hours and I only covered C3 and C2 levels deep. But the information and experience is very powerful …. the maximum load can be more than 3 hours. We have not made it to the upper galleries with the culture and community so we have a reason to go back. Be sure to check online for reservations as soon as you know the dates that you will be there and I would recommend a weekday if possible.
I salute the sponsors of this wonderful and long-standing tribute. (I was happy to see that later, when we visited the cities of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and visited the towns of Jamestown and Williamsburg, both slavery men and women were involved in the development of our country. Recognized for its contribution.)
We have been wanting to leave since the museum opened,
but no reservation was found. When we finally got the chance to go in July, we were thrilled. The tips you give yourself to enjoy exhibitions all day long are not exaggerated.
To truly appreciate it, you don’t want to feel rushed. The museum will awaken many deep emotions in people of all backgrounds. The story told here is relevant, moving, and informative. Knowledge is power. The realistic and educational value here cannot be exaggerated. The perspectives you get during your visit resonate with your family and friends long after you leave.