Curvilinear & Indigenous: the National Museum of the American Indian

May 17, 2013

USA

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian holds one of the world’s largest collections of Native American artefacts and actually consists of three facilities: the Cultural Resources Centre in Maryland, the George Gustav Heye Center in New York, and the museum building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with its curvilinear architecture and indigenous landscaping.

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It was the latter that we visited during our Spring visit to Washington, D.C., specifically the three permanent galleries “Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities”, “Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories” and “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World”. I hope you enjoy this little gallery of photos. You can see more of the architectural features in my post on our previous visit three years ago.

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