, 2023-01-18 06:30:00,
When it comes to museum exhibitions, the Smithsonian Institution has another impressive lineup slated for 2023. Visitors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be able to explore the alternate realities of the Black diaspora through artifacts like graphic novels, cover art and costumes, while the now 100-year-old National Museum of Asian Art is hosting the first major exhibition in the United States dedicated to Anyang, the capital of China’s Shang dynasty, which was occupied from circa 1250 B.C.E. to circa 1050 B.C.E. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will delve into the history behind symbols, from the Olympic rings to emoji. Over at the National Zoo, a historic bird house is being transformed into a series of spectacular walk-through aviaries for migratory songbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds.
In the world at large, 2023 is to be the year of long-awaited museum openings—this may finally be the year that the Grand Egyptian Museum, two decades in the making, will start welcoming the public—and immersive exhibitions allowing visitors to, say, experience flight from a replica cockpit of a Lockheed Electra 10E or play distorted…
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