As home to a large number of population groups and a wide variety of cultures, the United States would like to use its cultural offering to address and process the country’s past, present and future.
NFT Museum: Seattle, Washington
Since its opening in January 2022, Seattle’s NFT Museum, where NFT stands for non-fungible token, has been considered the first art museum to exclusively exhibit this form of so-called blockchain art. As one of America’s cultural offerings, it paves the way for a revolutionary new era in art history and makes Seattle a respected center for innovative art and culture.
The 3,000 square meter space houses more than 30 individually designed screens where visitors can admire digital creations by local and international artists. Highlights include works by Los Angeles-based crypto artist Blake Kathryn, the hugely popular CryptoPunks avatars from Larva Labs, and those of Seattle-based photographer Charles Peterson, including his unedited photos of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain as NFT. www.seattlenftmuseum.com
Black Holocaust Museum – Bronzeville, Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood once again presented itself as a center of African American culture in the public eye. After 14 years of closure, the 1988 opened by Dr. James Cameron’s Black Holocaust Museum has reopened its doors.
Covering an area of 10,000 square meters, visitors are taken on a journey through African American history. From the 1910s to the 1950s, Bronzeville was one of the most prosperous neighborhoods in the city, with numerous black-owned businesses. However, in the course of the urban renewal projects that have destroyed black neighborhoods in the United States, a large number of businesses have disappeared from the urban landscape, which is faced with new cultural offerings. As a result, Bronzeville is now receiving $ 400 million in redevelopment funds to help revitalize Milwaukee’s history and heritage. www.abhmuseum.org
Latin Gallery of the Molina Family – Washington DC
The Molina Family Latino Gallery, scheduled to open in spring 2022, will be the first gallery at the Smithsonian National Mall dedicated to the history of Latin in the United States. The 4,500-square-meter gallery will host the ¡Presente! A Latin history of the United States opens.
This exhibit highlights the historical and cultural heritage of American Latin Americans and offers guests the opportunity to delve into the subject through first-hand digital narratives, data-supported maps, videos and illustrated biographies. www.latino.si.edu/gallery
Yosemite Climbing Museum & Gallery – Yosemite, California
Visitors to Yosemite Mariposa County can experience a new highlight of local climbing culture at the Yosemite Climbing Association Museum and Gallery, which also opened in Spring 2022.
The center houses more than 10,000 artifacts, including a priceless collection of historical climbing artifacts, including oven hooks used in the first ascents of El Capitan’s via del Nose and dozens of archival photos that tell the story of the mountaineering community of the region over the centuries. www.yosemiteclimbing.org
Africatown Heritage House – Africatown, Alabama
The Africatown community, north of downtown Mobile, Alabama, is one of America’s most treasured historic communities. The Africatown Heritage House will then open in his honor in May 2022.
The $ 1.3 million multisensory project is the only exhibit in the world to showcase artifacts from the Clotilda wreck, discovered in 2018, which bring to life the stories of the 110 slaves who arrived in the United States aboard the ship. Also part of the complex will be a memorial garden, featuring carefully selected ceramic sculptures by the famous artist Charles Smith. www.alabama.travel
Bob Dylan Center – Tulsa, Oklahoma
In May 2022, the highly anticipated Bob Dylan Center will open its doors to visitors and fans. The collection includes more than 100,000 items that trace the career of the legendary singer-songwriter.
This unique treasure trove of Dylan memorabilia will be the centerpiece of a three-story gallery that will emerge in Tulsa’s vibrant arts district, inviting visitors to public events, performances and conferences. It will be one of the most exciting new cultural offerings in America. The museum chronicles the life of Dylan, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in history, through manuscript manuscripts and unpublished concert recordings. www.bobdylancenter.com
Broadway Museum: New York, New York
Opened in summer 2022 against the dazzling backdrop of Times Square, the Museum of Broadway is the first permanent museum dedicated to the Great White Way and in honor of its cultural heritage. The multi-story building is a mix of immersive installations and traditional exhibits that tell the story of the legendary theater district from its beginnings in 1735 to contemporary theater productions such as Hamilton.
Reconciling art and technology, the project is divided into three areas, a Broadway map room with immersive video projections, a Broadway visual timeline where visitors learn the stories behind groundbreaking musicals like Hair and Rent and why women are in tune in to the early days of Broadway history and an exhibition that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Broadway show, from stage design to lighting. www.themuseumofbroadway.com
The San Francisco Institute of Contemporary Art – San Francisco, California
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) will open its doors in San Francisco in the fall of 2022. This contemporary art museum does not collect works of art, but focuses on the work of the various artists themselves. % between emerging Bay Area artists still on the brink of national or world fame and established local artists and international artists.
The 11,000 m2 warehouse impresses with large-format installations and works of unusual dimensions. By doing without purchases, you create a space that reacts to the moment. In this way, exhibitions of greater relevance and artistic significance are created. www.icasanfrancisco.org
International African American Museum – Charleston, South Carolina
Nearly half of all African slaves trafficked to the United States entered the country through Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston, where the International African American Museum is expected to open in late 2022 to commemorate them. Here unpublished stories are told about the dramatic journey of African slaves to the United States.
Thematic priorities include the connections of the African diaspora, the spread of African American culture and efforts for justice and equality. From digital elements to live performances, visitors learn more about historical characters and events that date back to the beginning of slavery. www.iaamuseum.org
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – Los Angeles, California
The $ 1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is scheduled to open in 2023 in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. It was founded by philanthropist and director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and president of Ariel Investments.
The museum features an art collection of mass-produced images that illustrate the diversity and complexity of visual storytelling and represent America’s pioneering cultural offerings. The galleries will also feature artwork from Lucas’ personal collection of over 100,000 pieces of fine and popular art, as well as some Star Wars exhibits. The museum also features state-of-the-art cinemas, numerous learning and experience rooms, green spaces and restaurants. www.lucasmuseum.org