\"The Building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture traces the making of this unparalleledmuseum. Founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III described itas \"ten years in the making, and 100 years in the making,\"and Mabel O. Wilson explores that effort in her narrative.As she discovers, initial calls for a permanent place tocollect, study, and present African American history andculture in the early twentieth century never got off theground. In the late 1990s, the notion began to gainmomentum from increasing public interest and Congressionalsupport. In 2003 the museum was officially established.Yet the work of the museum was only just beginning. Wilsontakes an in-depth look at the selection of the director,site, and architects in the years that followed. Rising onthe National Mall next to the Washington Monument, themuseum is a tiered bronze beacon inviting us to understandour past and embrace our future. Wilson explores how the\"four pillars\" of the museum\'s mission shaped its powerfulstructure, and she teases out the rich cultural symbolsand homages layered into the design of the building andits surrounding landscape. This book is an importantinside look at the making of a monument\"-- Provided bypublisher.
|Call No.||:||NA6700.W37 W55 2016|
|Author||:||Wilson, Mabel (Mabel O.), author. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2009087566.|
|Page||:||142 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm|