September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

NMAAHC: What You Need to Know About Weekend Celebration

The grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) will be a jam-packed celebration that tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend. A free, three-day festival kicks off at noon Friday with “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration” on the Washington Monument grounds along Constitution Avenue between […]

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September 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

A Daring Design Distinguishes the New Museum on the Mall (Photos)

Architectural talents from four design firms came together to create the stunning structure that now stands on the National Mall. The Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smith Group chose to create an exterior for the National Museum of African American History & Culture that is neither granite nor stone. Lead designer David Adjaye developed a design for the […]

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August 18, 2016 | Diana Belchase

Inside the African American History Museum

Here at MCM, we often post about the things we see — especially in and around Washington, D.C.  Imagine my delight at being able to bring you photos from the National Museum of African American History and Culture months before it opens to the public! Author Krista Hall asked me what it was like looking […]

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July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Some D.C. Museums Close after Power Outage Near the Mall

UPDATED Pepco officials say a power outage on Friday afternoon near the National Mall was caused by underground equipment failure and heat is believed to be the cause for the disruption of service. According to a news release from the utility company, power should be restored to 200 customers, including to federal buildings, by noon […]

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February 12, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood to Host Presentation by Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer of Smithsonian Institution

As part of its month-long celebration of African American History, Riderwood retirement community will host Dr. Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Chief Curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Dr. Serwer will provide an update on the purpose, history and future of the new museum that is currently under construction […]

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November 6, 2013 | Staff Writer

Help the Zoo Name the Panda Cub

The Smithsonian National Zoo panda cub born Aug. 23 needs a name. Chinese tradition celebrates the name of a new life on the 100th day. The Zoo is asking anyone interested to cast their vote to choose the cub’s name. Visit the Smithsonian’s Name the Panda Cub webpage to cast your vote. The winning name […]

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August 5, 2013 | Staff Writer

Art Intersections at Veterans Plaza

The Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013 will come to Silver Spring on August 6 and 7 with a pop-up art museum. Art work of Asian and Latino artists will be projected on the surfaces of Veterans Plaza from 8 – 10 p.m. each night. The site was chosen as an urban landscape fundamentally shaped by immigration […]

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