It would take many days to see everything in this museum.
The three floors below ground focus on African American history. We spent hours on the lowest floor, "Slavery and Freedom 1400-1877." It is hard to find the words to describe the exhibits on this floor. "Overwhelming" and "incomprehensible" come to mind.
The upper three floors are about culture and community. We visited the "Culture Galleries." Images are below. This floor was more celebratory. It was also a reminder that some things have not changed.
"A Walk in Paradise Gardens," 1955, Romare Bearden
Untitled, 1900s, Pervis Young
"Do-Rag Brother," 1968, Vincent Smith
"Off to War," 1942-44, WIlliam H. Johnson
Untitled (a lie is not a shelter), 1989, Lorna Simpson