Anacostia Community Museum

The Smithsonian's only neighborhood museum examines the history and culture of African Americans.
Daily 10 am-5 pm
Anacostia (Green Line)

Community Forum: HIV/AIDS in At-Risk Populations

Representatives from HIV/AIDS organizations discuss the country's most at-risk groups.

Metro Mambo: Time Machine

Joe Conzo, author of "Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente," shares his archives of rare unreleased and live recordings by Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez, before a post-discussion dance to the big band sounds of Orquestra La Leyenda.
Through 9/21

Home Sewn: Quilts From the Lower Mississippi Valley

The exhibition examines the generational, social, and economic fabric of an African American quilting community in rural Mississippi. In addition, fieldwork and interviews with present-day African American women quilters give voice to the continuing tradition of quilting in these communities. This is the first in a series of collections-focused exhibitions.

The Return of Sara Baartman

A screening of the 2003 documentary about the 19th-century African woman whose body was deemed abnormal and placed on display. A discussion with a museum educator will follow.
Through 12/12

Black Baseball in the District of Columbia

An examination of the national pastime in the African American community.
Through 1/4/15

Ubuhle Women, Beadwork and the Art of Independence

This exhibition highlights a form of bead art, the ndwango (which translates as "cloth"), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.