Smithsonian Exhibit “Men of Change” On Display Until September

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit is currently on display in Dallas.

If Dallas locals haven’t seen the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, which is in town this summer, time is running out. “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” will only be in town until Sept. 12th.

The exhibit, which is currently housed at the African American Museum of Dallas, attempts to give visitors a deeper look at African American men who have helped shape our history.

It spotlights men who have impacted American culture and altered the nation’s path, from trailblazing lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston to NBA player and philanthropist Lebron James. The display for each man features a small biography and a piece of art that represents his legacy.

Since its founding in 1974, the African American Museum of Dallas has worked to build its collection of art and cultural artifacts documenting the story of African Americans.

“When you come here, you learn history, you get to see art, you learn about the African American experience and African American culture,” says Deputy Director and COO Dr. Marvin Dulaney.

Dulaney hopes that the exhibit and all of the Museum’s other collections will help bridge gaps in people’s understanding and bring people closer together.

“I believe with education and knowledge you are able to reduce conflict between Americans of all colors and races,” Dulaney explains. “Information will lend itself to their own self-improvement and understanding of African Americans, this country, and why it is so important that we educate ourselves about each other.”

The African American Museum of Dallas is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to help further their work are always welcome.

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