DC Artswatch

August 11, 2020

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III is reviewing a letter accusing the National Museum of African Art of having “recruited, retained and promoted a predominantly White staff.”

Bunch Named 14th Smithsonian Secretary

May 28, 2019

The first African American secretary, Bunch is also the first former director of a Smithsonian museum to occupy the top spot since ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.

‘City of Hope’ at National Museum of African American History

January 11, 2018

An exhibition that opened last month commemorates the 50th anniversary of what tragically became Martin Luther King Jr.’s final crusade, which brought Resurrection City to the National Mall.

A Conversation With Lonnie Bunch

October 11, 2017

When most people think of Lonnie G. Bunch III, they think about the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which he has served as director for the […]