Historically Speaking: In Remembrance of Greenwood

June 2, 2021

Wednesday, June 2; 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. NMAAHC and Smithsonian magazine join forces in a virtual program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. A panel discussion explores the development […]

The exterior of the soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Moment of Reflection with the NMAAHC

June 1, 2021

Moment of Reflection Tuesday, June 1; 12 p.m. ET The public is invited to join NMAAHC and Smithsonian museums for a digital commemoration of Tulsa Race Massacre centennial that took […]

The soon-to-open African American History Museum on the National Mall.

Weekly Arts Round Up, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

As part of the Smithsonian’s phased re-emergence, the Renwick Gallery will reopen on May 14 with “Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020.”

Historically Speaking: Buses Are a Comin’: A Conversation with Freedom Rider Charles Person 

April 29, 2021

Thursday, April 29; 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Freedom Rider and author Charles Person discuss his new book, Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider, which provides a personal view of […]

Poetry Workshop: Ekphrastic Poetry + Angela Davis 

April 28, 2021

Wednesday, April 28; 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  Participants can deepen their NMAAHC collection experience and let it inspire their writing in this virtual ekphrastic poetry workshop. Ekphrastic poetry responds to a […]

More D.C. Institutions Reopening

April 26, 2021

On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May. 

Poetry Workshop: Pastoral Poetry + The Highwaymen 

April 21, 2021

Wednesday, April 21; 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  In this workshop, participants will look at examples of pastoral poems and spend time composing an individual work based on The Highwaymen’s artwork. Pastoral […]

Historically Speaking: Art in the Time of a Pandemic 

April 20, 2021

Tuesday, April 20; 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. In this moderated discussion, the museum brings together a group of artists to discuss the impact of the past year’s twin pandemics on their […]

Fire and Desire: A Conversation on Black Men in Gospel Music  

April 17, 2021

Saturday, April 17; 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Organized around the book by Alisha Lola Jones, Ph.D., Flaming?: The Peculiar Theo-Politics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance, this panel discussion, […]

Artful Observations  

April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 14 and 28; 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Through guided exercises that look closely at paintings and photographs, the Artful Observations program encourages critical thinking and careful observation. Each session will focus on one work from NMAAHC’s visual-art collections. Guided by a NMAAHC educator, participants will spend an […]