The museum, which on Tuesday announced a $12 million donation from Oprah Winfrey, is scheduled to open in 2015. The museum will underscore the challenge of interpreting the complex narrative arc of the black experience in America.
A rendering view of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in 2015. The museum’s design is the result of an intense collaboration among Phil Freelon and two other black architects: David Adjaye and Max Bond. Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup/Imaging Atelier