The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is scheduled to begin construction in 2012 and open in 2015. Meanwhile, a virtual museum is already open online.
In 2009, the Smithsonian began evaluating possible architects and selected the firm Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup to design the museum.
Now, a video taking you through the architecture, structure, and design of this innovative new museum is available for your viewing pleasure. Watch below and start counting the minutes until 2015, when you can experience it all live.
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What would you put in the new NMAACH?