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.

Historically Speaking Series at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

November 4, 2021

Historically Speaking: The Political Legacy of Reconstruction in the Maryland State House  Nov. 4; 7 p.m.  This discussion focuses on the history of Maryland state politics through the lens of […]

DC Artswatch: NGA, NBM, NPG, Corcoran, ASC

May 13, 2021

Three D.C. museums add key people, GW names a new Corcoran School director and Ethan McSweeney leaves the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia.

Community Day: Telling Tales of the Diaspora 

March 20, 2021

Community Day: Telling Tales of the Diaspora Saturday, March 20; 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. This community day, presented in partnership with The Making African America Symposium, will engage visitors in exploring what diaspora is […]

Artful Observations 

March 17, 2021

Artful Observations Wednesday, March 17; 4 p.m.–5 p.m. The “Artful Observations” program encourages critical thinking, careful observation and perspective taking through guided close-looking exercises. Each session will focus on one work of art from NMAAHC’s visual […]

Meditation Mondays at the NMAAHC

March 15, 2021

Meditation Mondays Mondays March 15 and March 29; 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. In this virtual program, participants will contemplate the journey of black Americans toward liberation through meditation. During the 45-minute […]

Cellphones + Point & Shoot: Digitizing with What You Have With Leah Jones 

March 13, 2021

Cellphones + Point & Shoot: Digitizing with What You Have With Leah Jones Saturday, March 13; 12 p.m.–1 p.m.  Leah Jones, photographer at the NMAAHC, will teach participants how to digitize family papers and […]

2021 NHD at NMAAHC E-Review Clinic  

March 6, 2021

2021 NHD at NMAAHC E-Review Clinic  Wednesday, March 3–Wednesday, March 17 The museum offers a support session for students working on a National History Day project. The project review sessions will help students determine topic […]

DC Artswatch: GALA, NMAAHC, Stable, NGA

October 22, 2020

A theater welcomes an in-person audience, a history museum names a new director, the founders of a studio community step down and a major art exhibition is postponed.