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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Supplement: 7 New Museums Headed to DC?

Each Saturday we offer online articles not originally published in The Prices Do DC which are of interest to both Washington area residents and visitors.

First, we have an article on Lonnie Bunch who is guiding the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to reality.

Then we have a look at 6 other new museums now being planned for DC.

Lonnie Bunch as the site of the new Smithsonian Museum of African-American History
Lonnie Bunch can’t walk three feet at the BET Honors pre-dinner reception this month without stopping to hug, accept well wishes and talk about the 380,000-square- foot museum he’s building from scratch on the National Mall.
In a room full of VIPs and stars, his celebrity is singular.
He huddles with Motown founder Berry Gordy to talk Detroit collaborations. There’s a brief chat with Georgetown professor and pundit Michael Eric Dyson about coming up with a Smithsonian programThere’s a quick hi-by with Attorney General Eric Holder.
“Next month, it comes out of the ground!” he enthuses about the construction to a guest whose name escapes him.
To continue reading this article which first appeared in The Washington Post, click here.
Artist rendition of the proposed DC science fiction museum
Between now and 2020, at least seven museums will open in the D.C. area, funds allowing. Most everyone’s aware of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but the six below — including the just-announced ICE — are more mysterious.

Here is a look at those 6 in article originally published in the The Express.  To read the article, click here.

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