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Is your organization looking for an extraordinary venue to hold its event? Situated in the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden in view of the Capitol, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art provides a first-class location for a wide range of events, from intimate dinners to heads of state luncheons to large receptions. The magnificent galleries will be open for the entire evening for the delight of your guests. Private and curator-led tours are also options to further create a special evening for your guests.

For information about the cost of hosting an event at the museum, please contact Kimberly Mayfield Williams, special events manager, at 202.633.4649.

Museum Space

Entertain your guests

  • in the pavilion, with an elegant entryway, breathtaking architecture, and engaging, thought-provoking artwork;
  • on the first floor mezzanine a short walk down cascading grand staircase to find an intimate reception area situated between the magnificent galleries of exquisite artwork; or
  • throughout the three gallery-filled levels nestled below the pavilion.

Information about available meeting space at the National Museum of African Art may be obtained by calling 202.633.4649 or emailing Kimberly Mayfield Williams.