Smithsonian selects two “optimal” D.C. sites for planned Latino and women’s history museums

With the clock very much ticking, the Smithsonian Institution announced that its Board of Regents has identified a pair of potential sites for the future National Museum of American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum in Washington D.C. The news marks a concluding stage of an exhaustive site-selection analysis and evaluation effort led by the Smithsonian with an assist from Baltimore-based architecture and engineering firm Ayers Saint Gross. In June, the Smithsonian had announced a shortlist of four potential locations, now whittled down to two “optimal” museum sites.

The selection of these two sites was met with critical groans from some, including AN contributor Neil

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