Architect’s Newspaper has a first look at Washington D.C’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)—and the images are fantastic. Photographer Darren Bradley captured dramatic snaps of the museum, which comprises a three-tiered structure inspired by Yoruban art from West Africa, a region where over half of the entire slave trade took place during the 18th century. The facade is clad in 3,600 bronze-painted aluminum panels inspired by the design produced by African American slaves. Click the link to see all the images and to whet your appetite for the NMAAHC opening on September 24, 2016.


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