After observing “2pac” and “The gawd MJ” artifacts and standing in the serenity room here in April 2017, Omarion recommended, “#africanamericanmuseum You must go!”
In April 2017, Allison Williams shared, “Just spent the last 9 years at the @NMAAHC — and I still have 2 full exhibits left to see. What an incredible experience – one I had been looking forward to ever since it opened. If you can, go. Make a point of it. You’ll remember it for the rest of your life.”
“I went to the African American smithsonian museum today” is what Chelsea Handler said and shared a shot of an Ida B. Wells quote that was on a wall.
“I can’t recommend the museum enough. Brilliant” is what Macklemore said after checking out the exhibits here in January 2017, including Chuck Berry‘s Cadillac El Dorado.
Russell Simmons called the museum “unduckinbelievable” when he visited in January 2017 and learned even more about the “Most amazing rich history of struggle.”
Kelly Rowland came to the “Reflection waterfall at the National Museum of African American History and Culture” with her family in January 2017.
Josh Gad “checked out the #africanamericanmuseum in DC” in December 2016 and said it’s “Breathtaking” and “Worth a visit ASAP.”
In December 2016, Janelle Monaeshared a shot of her sitting inside the “REFLECTION ROOM” here.
Serena Williams spent time here in November 2016, paying particular attention to the exhibit on African American athletes such as Muhammad Ali.
Janelle Monáe posed with an excited group — including Lupita Nyong’o — in September 2016 and said, “Pls go and see the African American experience in America on the Washington Mall. Good Amazing Bad and the Ugly.”
Sanaa Lathan came to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September 2016 and called it “a required experience.” She added, “There is so much healing and understanding there for ALL of us . . . This is our opportunity to see and embrace our history with clarity and openheartedness and a resolve to be better. Go. Take your kids. And tell everyone you love.”
Usher checked out the banking, voting, and Black Panther exhibits and pointed out his name on a wall of musicians that are highlighted here in September 2016. He also snapped a selfie with fellow visitor Robert De Niro!
Rashida Jones described the new museum as “Monumental” when she was here in September 2016.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture counted several celebrities as some of its first guests during opening weekend in September 2016 — John Legend called it “Beautiful and moving.”