- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History has been granted affiliation status by the Smithsonian Institution.

The distinction, announced Thursday, gives the museum access to Smithsonian artifacts and traveling exhibits. The DuSable is the second Chicago facility to receive Smithsonian Affiliate status, joining the Adler Planetarium.

The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. established its affiliations program in 1996 as a way of developing long-term collaborations with other museums.

There are more than 200 affiliate organizations in more than 45 states, including six in Illinois.

The DuSable Museum’s current exhibits include paintings by black artists, an installation on the black American experience and a collection examining the life of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington.

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Online: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/


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