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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole Gives Keynote for the exhibition Museums: pARTners in Learning at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.

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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole Gives Keynote

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the National Museum of African Art and incoming president of the Association of Museum Directors (AAMD), delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the exhibition Museums: pARTners in Learning at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. This exhibition showcases children’s artwork from 16 art museums nationwide, collaboration between the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Dept. of Education. Jamienne Studley, deputy under secretary and Jacquelyn Zimmermann, director of the Student Art Exhibit Program U.S. Department of Education, also spoke at the event along with students, teachers, and museum educators.

Participating museums included the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR Denver Art Museum, Denver; CO Flint Institute of Arts, Flint; MI Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville TN; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ; and the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

The exhibition will be on display through June 30, 2015.

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole Gives Keynote
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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole Gives Keynote
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NMAfA Receives Distinguished Visitors for Tour of Divine Comedy Exhibition

On Thursday, May 14, the National Museum of African Art welcomed visitors from Rome, Italy. The group joined by art benefactors, toured the museum’s latest exhibition “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists”. During the visit the group had a behind – the – scenes tour of the museum’s conservation lab which was led by chief conservator Steve Mellor and senior conservator Dana Moffett.

NMAfA Receives Vatican Visitors for Tour of Divine Comedy Exhibition

L-R: Frank Esposito, NMAfA staff, Tom Prasil, Sr., Sandy Prasil, Lorenzo Ferraro, Patrizia Tuzzovio, Thomas Prasil, Jr, Ken Hawkins, Docent Judy Smith, Chuck Whitbread, Yodi Dammlash, Johan Schotte

NMAfA Receives Vatican Visitors for Tour of Divine Comedy Exhibition

Chief Conservator, Steve Mellor, provided a presentation highlighting the importance of the Conservation Lab to the Museum’s mission.

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