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April 2014

First Look tour of “Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone”

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art,
950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the exhibition “Visions from the Forest: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone” with deputy director and chief curator Christine Mullen Kreamer.

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Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears: A Modern Ballet Celebrating One Man’s Journey

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event: Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears: A Modern Ballet Celebrating One Man’s Journey Location: Howard University, Cramton Auditorium Date: Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th Time: 8pm both nights A special commissioned theater and dance production, choreographed by Ray Mercer of Broadway’s The Lion King featuring the Howard University Dance Ensemble. 

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Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears: A Modern Ballet Celebrating One Man’s Journey

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event: Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears: A Modern Ballet Celebrating One Man’s Journey Location: Howard University, Cramton Auditorium Date: Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th Time: 8pm both nights A special commissioned theater and dance production, choreographed by Ray Mercer of Broadway’s The Lion King featuring the Howard University Dance Ensemble. 

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March 2014

Ego Trippin: there may be a reason why

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium,
1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, 20560
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March 29, 2014 7 p.m. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium 1050 Independence Ave SW Take Metro to the Smithsonian station Doors open at 6:30 p.m. First come, first served Free and open to the public

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Reading Images by Nigerian Photographer J. A. Green Through the Colonial Lens and Beyond

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art,
950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560 United States
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SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 2 P.M. LECTURE HALL, SUBLEVEL 2 Lisa Aronson Ph.D., associate professor of art his- tory, Skidmore College, explores the photographs of Jonathan Adagogo Green (1873–1905), the first professional photographer of Nigerian birth, at critical moments in their life cycle from the time they were taken to the present. Green was the chief photographer for the British as they lay the groundwork for the colonization of Nigeria. He also recorded his own Ijo peoples’ struggle to maintain…

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February 2014

Earth Matters, Fashion Matters

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Museum of African Art,
950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Katie Rost, member of The Vogue 100, hosts this evening of music and eco-friendly fashions inspired by Earth Matters: Land as Metaphor and Material in the Arts of Africa. Grammy-nominated French-Cameroonian artists Les Nubians will perform. This event is sold out. Press can access the press release as well as biographies of all the designers here

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Weaving with Kwasi Asare

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art,
950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Join master weaver Kwasi Asare for kente weaving demonstration and hands-on workshop. Ages: 10 and up Space limited; Reservations required, 202.633.4632

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Batik with Tunde Odunlade

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bowie State University Black Box Theater,
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, 20715
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Participate in batik workshop with master artist Tunde Odunlade. Space limited; Reservations required. 202.633.4646 Bowie State University, Black Box Theater

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Innovative Africa: Blue, Green, and Brown Technologies

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of African Art,
950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Panel discussion, moderated by Lawrence E. Jones, Ph.D., explores Africa’s technological innovations in water, energy and agriculture and their impact on sustainable development. Evening also includes curator-led tour and reception. Co-organized with Center for Sustainable Development in Africa (CSDA)

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Batik with Tunde Odunlade

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bowie State University Black Box Theater,
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, 20715
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Participate in batik workshop with master artist Tunde Odunlade. Space limited; Reservations required. 202.633.4646 Bowie State University, Black Box Theater

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