The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity.
Hours and admission
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except December 25;
admission is free
A Video History of the Museum
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National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
202.357.4879 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Director's Office 202.633.4610
Education Programs 202.633.4640
Workshop RSVP's 202.633.4646
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives 202.633.4690
Exhibits and Facilities 202.633.4666
Finance and Administration 202.633.4602
General Smithsonian Information 202.633.1000
Media and Special Events 202.633.4649
Membership and Development 202.633.4607
Tour Scheduling 202.633.4633
Warren M. Robbins Library 202.633.4680
The National Museum of African Art is located on the
National Mall between the Smithsonian's Arts & Industries
Building and the Sackler Gallery of Art. The main entrance
to the museum is located in the Enid Haupt Garden on
Independence Avenue. Map of the Smithsonian Institution
Metro Smithsonian Station (Blue and Orange lines); exit on the
National Mall or on Independence Avenue
L'Enfant Plaza Station (all lines except Red); exit
Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums
Parking and transportation
Street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
Use public transportation or taxis as an alternate means
of travel. Metrorail and Metrobus, Washington, D.C.'s transit system.
African Art does not have a dining facility on site. There are,
however, many places
to eat in and around the
Photography and drawing
Personal photography without the use of a flash or tripod
is permitted in the galleries unless otherwise indicated.
Only dry writing and drawing materials, such as pencils or
Conte crayons, are permitted in the galleries.
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