The Reginald F. Lewis Museum made the USA Today top 25 list of buildings that you must see in Maryland. The designation was given to the Lewis Museum because “the Museum’s design elicits an emotional response by representing the character, pride, struggle and accomplishments of Maryland African Americans.” USA Today also pointed out that the Lewis Museum is “one of only a few buildings in downtown Baltimore designed by African American architects.” Our museum at over 82,000 square feet is one of the largest African American museums in the country and it was designed by architects Philip Freelon and Gary Bowden.
Wanda Draper, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, in response to making the top 25 list says that “the Lewis Museum team is excited about being a must-see building in Maryland. We want you to visit and see our beautiful building, but we also want you to come in and take in all of our exhibitions and events that reflect the rich history and culture of African Americans in the State. Our museum was designed to tell and reflect our stories.”