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Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
The staff of the National Museum of African Art expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of former President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa. During the following week, the museum will display a condolence book that the public may sign; it will be sent to the Mandela family. A statement issued by Johnnetta Betsch Cole, the director of the National Museum of African Art, can be viewed below.
Director Johnnetta Betsch Cole's statement
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National Museum of African Art Receives $1.8 Million Gift for Collaborative Educational Initiative
Gift from the Sultanate of Oman Is the Single Largest in Museum's History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art today announced that the Sultanate of Oman will give $1.8 million to support a series of programs celebrating Omani and East African arts and culture. This is the largest donation to the museum to date. This partnership has been made possible by the Sultan of Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.
Read the Press Release
Africa in Reel Time: Punk in Africa
Three chords, three countries, one revolution ... On Saturday, December 7 at 2pm, join us here in the museum for a special installment of Africa in Reel Time: PUNK IN AFRICA. This documentary tells the story of the multiracial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three South African countries: South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.
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