May Lecture: Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture

May 16, 2019 11:00 am

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Pillsbury Auditorium

Ticket Price: Free

“The Challenge of Building a National Museum.”

Lonnie G. Bunch, III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture. His talk will explore the history and struggle to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture focusing on a variety of challenges including building on the Mall, conceptual frameworks, public expectations, and contextual terrain of race. 

Mr. Bunch will explore the strategies used to successfully navigate these challenges and in doing so he will update the audience on the current status and future projections for the Museum.  Ultimately, Mr. Bunch will explore how the National Museum will help the Smithsonian transition from a 19th century institution to a 21st century enterprise.

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