On today’s second anniversary of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, I took a moment to explore its rich collections, which has grown to over 37k artifacts in just a couple years.
Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the NMAAHC is the largest cultural organization devoted to exploring and celebrating the African American experience in America.
It’s been on my bucket list since June when it opened the special exhibition, “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture,” which runs through June, 2019.
The exhibition — which examines how Oprah shaped America and vice-versa through her 25-year-run daytime talk show — showcases media, artifacts, and costumes such as the elegant, timeless red wool and nylon blend Céline suit worn during the epic car giveaway on The Oprah Winfrey Show from September, 2004.
As the museum enters its third year, show your support. Become a member!