The National Museum of the American Indian

In my post the other week on the Smithsonian, I mentioned how splendid the building that houses the National Museum of the American Indian is.

And then didn’t bother to post a single photo of the building.

I didn’t post any photos because I think the building is so impressive its photos deserve a blog post all their own.

If you’ve ever been to the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, you’ll recognize the architect’s work. Both buildings were designed by Douglas Cardinal. Born in Calgary, Alberta, to a Blackfoot father and a mother of Métis and German origins, Cardinal’s designs are known for their curved lines and organic shapes.

I could photograph this building over and over again. Here, take a look.

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