The Smithsonian of African American History and Culture (Courtesy photo)

Excitement is growing for the MAAA Cultural Trip to Washington, DC, October 3-8, 2018!  A highlight will be a special, VIP Tour of the NMAAHC:  The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), located on the Washington Mall is a Smithsonian Institution museum opened and dedicated in 2016, by President Barrack Obama. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.  Rated 5-stars by architects, arts critics, and visitors alike, this museum is the hottest ticket in the nation’s capital!  The 6-days, 5-nights MAAA trip also includes: a visit to the National Museum of African Art; Capitol Hill and Congresswoman Karen Bass and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, their schedules permitting; and a docent-led tour of historic Black DC.

This experiential travel opportunity, includes roundtrip airfare, all transfers, daily breakfast, two lunches – including a special opportunity to have lunch at The Capitol Café followed by group photo on the steps of the Capitol; two Dinners…one at famous “Georgia Brown’s Restaurant, plus the unforgettable sharing of this experience with fellow museum and art lovers.  Join the MAAA and reserve space now, for this adults-only, lifetime, memorable, cultural trip to Washington, DC, this fall.  For full-details visit:

This trip will support the Los Angeles Museum of African American Art, founded in 1976, by noted artist and art historian Dr. Samella Lewis and a group of academic, artistic, business, and community leaders whose goal was to increase public awareness of African American art. The museum is a nonprofit, cultural institution educating visitors of all ages. Exhibits and programs at the MAAA allow artists and their art to inspire new thinking about issues that intersect with the shared experiences of people across the African diaspora and beyond.  Open Thursdays-Sundays, noon to 5pm with free admission, the MAAA operates based on individual and corporate contributions and the generous support of Macy’s, which donates space on the third floor of its Baldwin Hills Crenshaw store.