NMAAHC Inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party

August 13, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will host its inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party Saturday, Aug. 13, to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of […]

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

Weekend Round Up, Aug. 11 – 14

August 11, 2022

We’re in the middle of August in D.C. but cool events are aplenty. The weather promises to be spectacular this weekend, so get out and about and enjoy!    The […]

April 13, 2022 Issue ArtsWatch

April 13, 2022

This month’s Arts Watch includes good news from the GALA Hispanic Theatre, news of additions at the Anacostia Playhouse and National Museum of African American History and culture, and more. […]

National Museum of African American History and Culture Features Special Programming for Women’s History Month

March 11, 2022

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom ConnectionsMarch 8, 10, 22 and 24; 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. ET Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for […]

NMAAHC September Events

September 3, 2021

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays    Sept. 3 and 17; 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  This live virtual program guides children to create art that celebrates Black joy, history and culture. It is inspired by the museum’s Joyful ABC’s activity […]

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

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 […]