National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAACH)

Title

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAACH)

Description

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress in 2003 and is the only national museum devoted to African American life. The goals of the museum are: to educate about African American history and culture; to show the importance of African American history to American history; to show the global context of American history more broadly; and to be a place of collaboration, both with other museums and with new audiences.

Source

National Museum of African American History and Culture. View original.

Date

2016 (opened)

Coverage

Physical Description

The museum’s exterior design resembles a three-sided crown, or cap, of a column that represents faith, hope, and resiliency. The bronze metal lattice work filters daylight into the museum and recalls the craftsmanship of enslaved African Americans and sets the museum apart from the many white marble buildings on the Mall.

Location

Five acre site at 1400 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC.

Type

Description

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress in 2003 and is the only national museum devoted to African American life. The goals of the museum are: to educate about African American history and culture; to show the importance of African American history to American history; to show the global context of American history more broadly; and to be a place of collaboration, both with other museums and with new audiences.

Creator

Principal architects Phillip Freelon and David Adjaye, with an architectural team from the firms the Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and the SmithGroup.

Date

2016 (opened)

Coverage

2000-present

Source

National Museum of African American History and Culture. View original.