observations, opinions, and the occasional rant
about museums and their visitors, programs, and architecture.
April 30, 2009
Witold Rybczynski on the new Smithsonian African American Museum
Witold Rybczynski has an interesting slideshow in Slate on the competition entries for the new African American Museum. He concludes that the winning design "manages to appear both primal and modern and, in some ineffable way, seems right for an African-American museum—respectful of the Mall, yet standing slightly apart."