Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 • 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Type: Reception

We are thrilled to announce that the opening reception of this year’s Independent Sector Conference will be held at the Smithsonian’s brand new National Museum of African American History and Culture. This will be an incredible evening of exploration, art, and entertainment. Even in Washington, opportunities like this come just once in a lifetime.

About the Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all. (Source: Smithsonian)

Read: You can’t tell U.S. history without black history. Finally, a museum gets that. (Washington Post, 9/22)

Watch: The National Museum of African American History and Culture, by the numbers (Washington Post, 9/19)

Read: Mae Reeves’ Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture (NPR, 9/18)

Read: How a Museum Captures African American History (The Atlantic, 9/17)

Read: I, Too, Sing America (New York Times, 9/15)

Read: 100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Gets Ready For Reveal (NPR, 9/14)

Read: Why no major Martin Luther King Jr. artifacts will be at the new African American museum (Washington Post, 9/11)

Read: Making a Home for Black History (The New Yorker, 8/29)

Read: Demand for African American museum is so high that weekend tickets have disappeared (Washington Post, 8/28)

Listen: Where The National Museum of African American History And Culture Meets Local D.C. (The Kojo Nnamdi Show, 8/15)

Read: With His New Historic Design, Architect David Adjaye Has Hit the Top (Vogue, 6/21)

Read: A first look inside the Smithsonian’s African American museum: Stunning views, grand scale (Washington Post, 5/10)

Photo Credit: Michael R. Barnes, Smithsonian Institution

Location : Offsite


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