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Posted at 6:00 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Appelbaum selected for exhibit design at African American museum

By Jacqueline Trescott

Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the award-winning museum design firm, has been selected to create the exhibitions for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Appelbaum's work is well-known in Washington, beginning with the evocative displays he created for the U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum. He also designed the exhibitions for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the Newseum. His other projects include the National Constitution Center, American Museum of Natural History in New York with the much praised installation of the Dinosaurs Hall, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum.

The building will be designed by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, who won the competitive contract in 2009. David Adjaye is the lead designer.

The museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, will be constructed on five acres at 14th and Constitution N.W., directly across from the Washington Monument.

It is expected to be complete in 2015 at an estimated cost of $500 million.

Appelbaum's team will be responsible for the 82,000 square feet of public exhibition space. The firm was awarded a contract $3 million.

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 10, 2011; 6:00 PM ET
Categories:  Design, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  National Museum of African American History and Culture, Ralph Appelbaum  
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