Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. Established by an Act of Congress in 2003, the museum opened in September 2016 on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Cortina Productions’ work for the museum included four films, 11 interactives, and 13 audioscapes. We worked collaboratively with the curatorial team and exhibit designers to create unique experiences that help visitors explore, reflect, and revel in African American history and culture. Our work spans America’s history and tells stories from the era of slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and the present.

Media Design & Production by Cortina Productions
Exhibit Design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Exhibit Fabrication and AV Integration by D&P

2018 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement
2017 Communication Arts Interactive Competition - "Follow the Green Book"
2017 SEMC Technology Competition - Silver - "Cultural Commons 360° Film"
2017 SEGD Global Design Award - Merit - "The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement"
2017 MUSE Award - Gold - "Follow the Green Book"

Project Highlights

4 Films
11 Interactives
13 Audioscapes