Tuesday, February 28, 2017

At the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Sunday I went to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is an amazing museum.

I wanted to start off with the statues. They are so life like you expect them to put on their hands and greet you. The detail is just amazing. Not just the faces but the detail of the folds of the clothing. The wrinkles in a coat when the arm is bent. The detail is just as defined whether it's the front of the statue or the back.

Simply fantastic.

More about the museum:
There are four pillars upon which the NMAAHC stands:
  1. It provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through interactive exhibitions
  2. It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences
  3. It explores what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
  4. It serves as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington, D.C. to engage new audiences and to work with the myriad of museums and educational institutions that have explored and preserved this important history well before this museum was created.
I hope to have more information on the statues in an upcoming post.

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