National Museum of the American Indian on The National Mall

National Museum of the American Indian on The National Mall
Carol M. Highsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
 

 
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington DC 20560 USA
(202) 633-1000

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geo: 38.8879097,-77.0162994
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The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. ''Situated in front of the U.S. Capitol, the curvilinear and domed National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall opened on Sept. 21, 2004. The 250,000-square-foot structure is clad in Kasota limestone and is surrounded by an eastern lowland landscape amid numerous water features. Special features of the museum, such as an east-facing entrance, a prism window and the 120-foot high Potomac space devoted to contemporary Native performances, are a direct result of extensive consultations with Native peoples. ''  
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