National Museum of African Art under Construction, by Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017, 1986, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The National Museum of African Art is under construction. The photograph, taken from the top of the Smithsonian Institution Building, shows workers adding copper covering on the domes and the pink granite on the sides of the building. The hexagonal patio in the foreground, still under construction, will be the centerpiece of an Islamic garden with a waterfall, central water jet and seating walls shaded by eight hawthorn trees. A portion of the Arts and Industries Building is also visible in photograph..