Even with the crowds, contemplating the new African American History & Culture Museum in Washing


National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, DC

The most recent addition to the National Mall in Washington, DC was a hit long before it opened to the public. Free timed passes were claimed months in advance, and even for those lucky enough to gain entry had to deal with large crowds in the exhibits, lines to the restaurant, gift shop, and restrooms, and the general feeling of experiencing the emotion of hundreds of years of African American history and cultural with several thousand of your not-necessarily-closest friends. This writer provides a path to experiencing the museum without losing your wits.

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Visiting the African-American Museum: Waiting, Reading, Thinking, Connecting, Feeling

By Wesley Morris

The New York Times

December 25, 2016