Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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.




Hours
Daily 10am-5pm. Closed December 25.
Admission
Free
Events
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
Thru Apr. 20, 2020Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Sat. Aug 24Urban Gardening Series: Summer Harvest, Looking to the Future
Sat. Sep 7A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Lance Freeman
Mon. Sep 9Curator's Talk: Civil Rights Activism and the Barry Farm/Hillsdale Community
Fri. Oct 4Exiled, America's Deported Veterans
Sat. Oct 19A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Lawrence J. Vale
Thu. Nov 7Washington in the 2000’s
Fri. Nov 8Priced Out
Thu. Nov 14Warrior Women
Sat. Nov 16A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Susanna Schaller
Fri. Dec 13My Brooklyn
Sat. Jan 11, 2020Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal
Sat. Jan 18, 2020A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Theodore Greene
Sat. Feb 22, 2020A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Stephen Danley
Sat. Mar 21, 2020A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Brandi T. Summers

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Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place, SE
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