Eight African-American Museums (or Collections) You Can Tour Virtually

Just because Coronavirus doesn’t want you to be great doesn’t mean you have to listen. Soon enough we’ll be able to leave our homes and socialize, before returning to the next most important thing: traveling. Until then, TravelCoterie is coming up with ways to help us all fix that jet-setting itch from the comfort of our screens. One way is by taking a virtual tour of these eight African-American museums or focused collections.

From art and photography to sculpture and sports memorabilia, Google has done an incredible job of working with institutions on cataloguing these #ForTheCulture collections and making them available for us to enjoy.

1. The Studio Museum in HarlemVirtual Museum Tour

“The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.”

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W 125th St
New York, New York 10027

2. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

“The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. The only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture, it was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.”

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560

3. DuSable Museum of African American History

“Founded in 1961 by teacher and artist Dr. Margaret Burroughs with other leading Chicago citizens, the DuSable Museum of African American History is one of the few independent institutions of its kind in the United States. The DuSable’s mission is to to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.”

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl
Chicago, Illinois 60637

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