“Taking the Stage” at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Costume dresses from for colored girls... on Broadway, 1976-78, Designed by Judy Dearing. Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane, 2007.3.35-.37

Taking the Stage, in the fourth floor Cultural Galleries, is organized thematically, according to genre: Theater, Film and Television. Each section will highlight key events, figures, and themes from various eras and bring legendary performances to life through artifacts, historical images, and media presentations.

The exhibition showcases compelling stories of how African American performing artists have enriched American culture while also crafting possibilities for social change. National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW. nmaahc.si.edu.