The National Museum of African American History and Culture—did the best design win?

The National Museum of African American History and Culture—did the best design win?

What we build.
April 29 2009 7:04 AM

A Museum of African-American History

Is the newest addition to the nation's lawn a pink flamingo or a garden gnome?

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

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