J. Max Bond, Jr. and NMAAHC

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Summary

In this interview with architect Robert Anderson, the legacy of architect J. Max Bond, Jr. and his influences on the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture are discussed. The significance of the firm being involved in the project as well as what the building meant to Max were covered. The stages Max was involved in, and the approach his firm took after his death are also discussed. This project's similarities and differences to Max's previous projects are assessed.

Subject

  • Bond, J. Max Jr
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Freelon, Adjaye, Bond, SmithGroup Architects

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contained within

Callaloo Vol 38 Journal

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2015

Topic

  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Acquisitions
  • Memorials
  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Museums
  • Architecture--Design and plans
  • Architectural firms
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • African Americans

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

--Federal

Physical description

Number of pages : 05; Page numbers : 771-776

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