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  • Museum Day Live: A Place for All People

    Saturday, September 24, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    Photo by Michael Barnes, Smithsonian Institution

    Photo by Michael Barnes, Smithsonian Institution

    12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

    Public Exhibit Opening: A Place for All People, Historic Poster Exhibit

    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Free and open to the public with registration through Smithsonian.com
    Kids/Teen Under 17 always FREE

    click to sign up

    This year’s Museum Day Live! marks the Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Rockwell joins in support of this momentous occasion by displaying a traveling exhibit, A Place for All People, a historic poster exhibit that explores African American history, culture, and community. 

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution and is located at the foot of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum provides for the collection, study, and establishment of programs and exhibitions related to African American life, history, art, and culture. It is a place where people can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience; it is a place of meaning, memory, reflection, laughter, and hope.

    Now On View at The Rockwell

    “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” is a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum Sept. 24, 2016. Based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience.

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    Poster image courtesy Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

    Image not available

    Poster image courtesy Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

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    Image not available

     

    The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. The poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story.

    more about the exhibit

    mdl_squarelogo_16ABOUT MUSEUM DAY LIVE

    The Rockwell Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.  Inclusive by design, the event represents both The Rockwell’s and The Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. 

    The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 24, 2016. One ticket per household is permitted.

    For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday

    The Rockwell Museum
    Photo by Michael Barnes, Smithsonian Institution

    Photo by Michael Barnes, Smithsonian Institution

    12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

    Public Exhibit Opening: A Place for All People, Historic Poster Exhibit

    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Free and open to the public with registration through Smithsonian.com
    Kids/Teen Under 17 always FREE

    click to sign up

    This year’s Museum Day Live! marks the Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Rockwell joins in support of this momentous occasion by displaying a traveling exhibit, A Place for All People, a historic poster exhibit that explores African American history, culture, and community. 

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution and is located at the foot of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum provides for the collection, study, and establishment of programs and exhibitions related to African American life, history, art, and culture. It is a place where people can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience; it is a place of meaning, memory, reflection, laughter, and hope.

    Now On View at The Rockwell

    “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” is a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum Sept. 24, 2016. Based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience.

    Image not available

    Poster image courtesy Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

    Image not available

    Poster image courtesy Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

    Image not available
    Image not available

     

    The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. The poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story.

    more about the exhibit

    mdl_squarelogo_16ABOUT MUSEUM DAY LIVE

    The Rockwell Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.  Inclusive by design, the event represents both The Rockwell’s and The Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. 

    The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 24, 2016. One ticket per household is permitted.

    For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday