American History Through an African American Lens

Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
 NMAAHC Reassembles George Clinton’s Mothership for Display
“They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”  Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton, speaking to a reporter about the Mothership.
Bernie Walden, former stage and lighting designer for George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic is reassembling the “Mothership” for NMAAHC’s inaugural exhibition “Musical Crossroads.” 
 Jules Fisher, David Bowie’s tour producer and renowned lighting and designer, was the original designer of the first Mothership. The Mothership we have in our collection is a replica of that one. This version was used in the mid 90s.
 View a storify of our tweets for more behind-the-scenes action and stay tuned for an upcoming blog interview with the curators on the project.
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 NMAAHC Reassembles George Clinton’s Mothership for Display
“They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”  Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton, speaking to a reporter about the Mothership.
Bernie Walden, former stage and lighting designer for George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic is reassembling the “Mothership” for NMAAHC’s inaugural exhibition “Musical Crossroads.” 
 Jules Fisher, David Bowie’s tour producer and renowned lighting and designer, was the original designer of the first Mothership. The Mothership we have in our collection is a replica of that one. This version was used in the mid 90s.
 View a storify of our tweets for more behind-the-scenes action and stay tuned for an upcoming blog interview with the curators on the project.
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 NMAAHC Reassembles George Clinton’s Mothership for Display

“They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”  Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton, speaking to a reporter about the Mothership.

Bernie Walden, former stage and lighting designer for George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic is reassembling the “Mothership” for NMAAHC’s inaugural exhibition “Musical Crossroads.”

 Jules Fisher, David Bowie’s tour producer and renowned lighting and designer, was the original designer of the first Mothership. The Mothership we have in our collection is a replica of that one. This version was used in the mid 90s.

 View a storify of our tweets for more behind-the-scenes action and stay tuned for an upcoming blog interview with the curators on the project.

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