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Smithsonian's Newest Museum Opened Sept. 24

September 14, 2016

The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opened to the public Sept. 24, 2016.

Museum and Washington Monument silhouetted against blue sky
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National Museum of African American History and Culture: April 2016

Exterior of museum in early morning

Alan Karchmer

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, April 14, 2016.

Architectural photo by Alan Karchmer

National Museum of African American History and Culture: April 2016

Courtyard with granite benches

Alan Karchmer

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American history and Culture, April 14, 2016.

Architectural photo by Alan Karchmer

National Museum of African American History and Culture: April 2016 (Interior with Monument view )

The Washington Monument seen from the museum interior

Alan Karchmer

The Washington Monument as seen from the interior of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American history and Culture, April 13, 2016.

Architectural photo by Alan Karchmer

National Museum of African American History and Culture: April 2016 (Interior)

Gallery interior looking up escalator

Alan Karchmer

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, April 14, 2016.

Architectural photo by Alan Karchmer

National Museum of African American History and Culture: April 2016 (Twilight)

The museum with the Washington Monument

Alan Karchmer

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, April 13, 2016.

Architectural photo by Alan Karchmer

National Museum of African American History and Culture: March 2016 (Corona Panels)

Architectural photo of corona panels

Alan Karchmer

The corona panels on the exterior of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History reflect the sunset, March 18, 2016.

Architectural photography by Alan Karchmer

NMAAHC: First Corona Panel

Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

The first of 3,600 bronze-colored “Corona” panels installed on April 14, 2015. The “Corona” is the three-tiered structure forming the exterior of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution)

NMAAHC: March 2016 (Crocuses)

Museum exterior with crocuses, Washington monument

Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, due to open to the public Sept. 24, photographed in March 2016.

Photo by Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

NMAAHC: March 2016 (Flowering tree)

Museum exterior with flowering tree in foreground

Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, due to open to the public Sept. 24, photographed in March 2016.

Photo by Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

NMAAHC: March 2016 (Marble Reflection)

Museum exterior with reflecting pool

Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, due to open to the public Sept. 24, photographed in March 2016.

Photo by Michael Barnes / Smithsonian Institution

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Remarks by Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.pdf36.71 KB
Concourse 3.pdf63 KB
Concourse 2.pdf67.01 KB
Concourse 1.pdf50 KB
Concourse.pdf84.41 KB
Floor 1.pdf65.93 KB
Floor 2.pdf50.07 KB
Floor 3.pdf105.73 KB
Floor 4.pdf158.81 KB

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