Music, Theater, & Art: NMAH Appoints New President, Announces New Season

National Museum of American History announces new season that offers interactive, immersive experiences. During the Fall season, visitors can tour America’s past by taking part in dynamic programming. Today, National Museum of American History announces new season that offers interactive, immersive experiences. During the Fall season, visitors can tour America’s past by taking part in dynamic programming.

National Museum of American History (NMAH) will unveil a historic process of African-American slavery presented through a groundbreaking setting. Curated by NMAH’s, African-American Literature Project, this ground-breaking program will bring the enslaved to life through augmented reality. Through immersive experiences, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the underground passage at the Tienanmen Square in Beijing, China. With the power of augmented reality, animated digital representations of slaves will tell their histories through interactive narratives and lesson plans. Presented by NMAH’s, African-American Literature Project, this ground-breaking program will bring the enslaved to life through augmented reality. Through immersive experiences, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the underground passage at the Tienanmen Square in Beijing, China. With the power of augmented reality, animated digital representations of slaves will tell their histories through interactive narratives and lesson plans.

Other immersive opportunities available throughout the Fall are comprised of a series of inspired collaborations between NMAH and professional artists and organizations. Through this program, visitors can explore the expansive museum galleries through a series of interactive experiences in collaboration with a number of artists from a variety of disciplines.

“American History Month is a great time to be at the Museum. The breadth of cultural diversity and experiences we showcase has always been a significant strength of this institution,” said Dr. Nancy Spector, Director and CEO of NMAH. “Our programming throughout October introduces visitors to the diverse experiences throughout our Nation’s history and invites them to discover new approaches, new ideas, and new ways to find meaning in the stories that have enriched our nation’s past.”

Visitors can also immerse themselves in the work of 15 contemporary artists including: Carsten Holler, Janelle Habegger, Matthew Hilton, Roy Bragg, Jennifer Maupin, Nelson Shanks, George Hopkin, Catherine Ties, Paul Vallone, Adam Statler, Rick Kozenski, Sarah Page, Jim Pagliuca, Andy Dunn, Sarah Talat, Hal Mooney, Stanley Whitney, and Emilie Weisz. Using a combination of immersive simulations, audio-visual displays, and the Museum’s own collections, these artists aim to heighten public awareness of the social and political conditions that inspired their art and to question current social questions.

For more information about upcoming programs at NMAH, visit NMAH.org/Calendar.

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