National Museum of African American History and Culture

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reopenings

Smithsonian will reopen eight museums and other venues in May after more than five-month closures

National of Gallery of Art also plans to open its West Building in Washington, DC

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Acquisitions

Acquisitions round-up: two US museums co-purchase portrait of Breonna Taylor—and artist Amy Sherald gives proceeds of sale to charity

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections

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Appointments

Poet and author to lead National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, will succeed Lonnie G. Bunch III

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Three to see

Three projects celebrating Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery in the US

From freedom papers on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture to Issac Julien's film about famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass

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Museums & Heritage

Amid turbulent US protests, Smithsonian's African American museum opens a conversation about race

Goal of online portal is to spur dialogue about racism and its “corrosive impact”