Around DC – The National Museum of the American Indian

2016-05-21 18.16.35That rain I wrote about has still been going strong in our part of the world. Considering that kids’s baseball and soccer games got canceled we decided to make the most of the day (and after all, it was a Saturday, weekend, yeah!) , as it was and head to DC to see the National Museum of the American Indian. What a treat it was! Great place for kids to explore. The Inka trail was particularly interesting. For me, it was wonderful to admire the architectural design of the place and then of course the exhibits. Vivid colors of hats, national costumes and many interactive features, knowledge quizzes and a great play area for kids.
Going back to the architectural design of the building, I had to look up the history.
“The building’s distinctive curvilinear form, evoking a wind-sculpted rock formation, formed the basis for the architecture. Following the conceptual design work, the project was further developed by Jones, House, and Sakiestewa, along with the architecture firms Jones & Jones, SmithGroup in collaboration with Lou Weller (Caddo) and the Native American Design Collaborative, and Polshek Partnership Architects. This extended collaboration resulted in a building and site rich with imagery, connections to the earth, and layers of meaning.” 

And then some pictures from the visit. We recommend it wholeheartedly!


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