Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum will be closed for renovations from March 15, 2019 through mid-October 2019. The renovations will include enhancing the museum’s accessibility, parking and main entrance. The popular "Right to the City" exhibition on gentrification has been reproduced into satellite exhibits on view in DC Public Library branches in Mt. Pleasant, Anacostia, Woodridge and Shaw. The Southwest exhibition will open late in the Spring and the Chinatown location is to be announced. See below for public programs on the exhibits and on museum initiatives are being hosted by the Library and other partner organizations. 

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum challenges perceptions, broaden perspectives, generates new knowledge, and deepens understanding about the ever-changing concepts and realities of ‘community' while maintaining its strong ties to Anacostia and the D.C. Metropolitan region. The Museum's changing exhibition schedule explores themes in family and community history. Unique to this institution is the inclusion of community perspectives in the exhibition process and content.

Daily 10am-5pm. Closed December 25.
Thru Apr. 20, 2020Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020Right to the City @Shaw Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020Right to the City @Mt Pleasant Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020Right to the City @Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Wed. Jun 19Equitable Development and Eminent Domain
Sat. Jun 22Urban Gardening Series: Sunlight, the Vitamin of Life
Sat. Jun 22Adams-Morgan Walking Tour with Hola Cultura
Mon. Jul 1Curator's Talk: Barry Farm/Hillsdale
Sat. Jul 6Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.
Sat. Jul 13Artist Studio Tour to Brookland
Sat. Jul 27Urban Gardening Series: Seeds and Plant Propagation in the Washington Area
Sat. Aug 3Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route
Mon. Aug 5Curator Talk: Ten Strong: Women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale
Sat. Aug 10Artist Talk with Shani Shih
Fri. Aug 16Amazing Grace
Sat. Aug 24Urban Gardening Series: Summer Harvest, Looking to the Future
Mon. Sep 9Curator's Talk: Civil Rights Activism and the Barry Farm/Hillsdale Community
Fri. Oct 4Exiled, America's Deported Veterans


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