Anacostia Museum Relocates

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The Anacostia Museum reopens in a new structure at 1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, D.C., next to its laboratory-research center built in 1975. The new building is approximately 10 blocks from the Museum's former location and was developed by the architectural firm of Keyes Condon Florance. The exhibit "Contemporary Visual Expressions" also opens. Covering the work of contemporary black American artists, it runs until July 31.


  • Keyes Condon & Florance
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Contemporary Visual Expressions (Exhibition)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," May 1987, p. 1, 6.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "Robert McC. Adams Chronology."

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


May 17, 1987


  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • New Museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Architecture--Design and plans
  • African Americans
  • Building

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