Smithsonian Anacostia Museum

The Assocation of African American Museums is pleased to announce the #AAAMMuseumSpotlight. This series will highlight AAAM institutional members who are pillars in their communities and are doing great work throughout the field. Throughout the year we will spotlight leaders, visionaries, and institutions that have been pivotal in the growth of our institutions and the museum professionals in the African American museum culture.

The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum is trailblazing in the museum industry with its latest exhibition “Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets.

This groundbreaking work is opening the museum to the community in a COVID-19 safe environment. The outdoor installation of the exhibition is currently located in the two-block area in Deanwood anchored by the Deanwood Recreational Center and Ron Brown High School.

The exhibition will be open throughout the Ward 8 area of Washington, D.C. This important work will bring new audiences to the work and introduce a new world of museums. “Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets is a great example of how museums can reach into their communities and create opportunities for shared programs and exhibits. The Anacostia Community Museum’s work on Men of Change would not have been possible without our partners who welcomed us into their community allowed us to work together to create a meaningful experience,” says Melanie A. Adams, Director of the Anacostia Community Museum.

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