NMAAHCNational Museum of African-American History and Culture
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Students read "challenging, theoretical text" about Black representation in Black art production, she says, and they match that critical discourse by examining and identifying how the Black body or Black creativity is represented in spaces such as the Hirshhorn Museum or the NMAAHC.
In that sense, the NMAAHC stands both with and against the other buildings on the Mall: It, too, is a museum of American history; it, too, is American.
Yoking a moment of African American triumph to a reminder of the ongoing urban housing crisis, the work operates on a number of levels: as commentary on social inequalities, as an example of black engagements with speculative and science fiction, and as one of NMAAHC's many examples of black irreverence.
Amy Moorer, a NMAAHC Museum Teacher, began her lesson on diversity and inclusion by reading the book One, by Kathryn Otoshi, to a group of children and then seguing into showing the youngsters scenes from the 1963 March on Washington and then introducing them to the works of painter and activist Hale Woodruff, whose famous large-scale mural depicting the Amistad mutiny are on display at NMAAHC.
Located in Washington DC, the NMAAHC is the only museum in the US devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
The NMAAHC is opening at a point when many whites are taking a hard look at their own heritage.
The history of the NMAAHC itself is worth mentioning, given that it took Rep.
Now, the NMAAHC's logic of display is, more or less, about a voyage toward personhood and "culture"--or the ruse of that narrative.
A noose was discovered Wednesday on the grounds of an exhibit at the newly minted National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washinton, DC.
If you are fortunate enough to have the chance to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), let go of any ambition to take it all in one go.