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African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt
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$28.00

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Enjoy the contemporary design aesthetic of this graphic crewneck African American History and Culture Museum Men’s Corona T-Shirt. Contrasting the black body of the tee is a striking design that reprises two of the openwork architecture patterns (one, black and white; the other, bronze) inset within the Museum’s exterior corona, or crown. Smithsonian Institution logo on back. 100% cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
The artistic design accenting this African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt echoes two openwork designs ornamenting the uppermost part of the Museum’s architecture, the corona. The Museum’s bronze-clad corona follows the classical column form of base, shaft, and capital. (In the fine artistic tradition of the Yoruba of West Africa, the column, or wood post, was usually crafted with a capital resembling a crown, or corona.) The corona motifs celebrate intricate ironwork designs created by enslaved African American craftspeople in Charleston and New Orleans. Reaching toward the sky, the corona expresses faith, hope and resiliency. The 19th and newest Smithsonian Institution Museum—the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)—opens in fall 2016.
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