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African City

Cast of “An African City”
Photograph by Emmanuel Bobbie/An African City Limited

June 29, 2016
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Fee: $20; must be 21 or older
Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, sublevel 3
Join our mash up of art, music, film, and fun! Special screening of the TV series “An African City,” featuring the lives of five single young women in Ghana, and Q & A with creator Nicole Amarteifio. Music by DJ Rhome Anderson and refreshments follow in the museum.

Tickets available for purchase June 6, 2016

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC

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In Conversation: Berni Searle, Renée Stout, and Sue Williamson

Sue Williamson b. 1941, England There’s Something I Must Tell You Installation view, Caroline Motsoaledi and Busisiwe Khatibe  2013 Six-channel rear projection video (36 min.) Image courtesy the artist and Axis Gallery, New Jersey and New York

Sue Williamson
b. 1941, England
There’s Something I Must Tell You
Installation view, Caroline Motsoaledi and Busisiwe Khatibe
2013
Six-channel rear projection video (36 min.)
Image courtesy the artist and Axis Gallery, New Jersey and New York

May 18, 2016
3:30–5 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the museum’s newest exhibition, Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Arts of Africa! Go on a gallery tour with the show’s curator, Karen E. Milbourne, and several of its internationally acclaimed featured artists, Berni Searle and Sue Williamson. Then, the artists will discuss themes of time and the senses in art with D.C. art legend Renée Stout.

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Malick Sidibé

The staff of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art expresses deepest condolences on the passing of award-winning Malian photographer Malick Sidibé who has died at the age of 80.

Sidibé, best known for his black-and-white images of Malian youth culture from the 1950s to 70s, still resonates among photographers across Africa and around the world. He achieved success in his homeland of Bamako, Mali, and in Paris. In 2007, Sidibé became the first African, and the first photographer, to be awarded the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale. His iconic work, Nuit de Noël (Happy Club), in the museum’s permanent collection, was featured in the exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue. #MalickSidibe

Malick Sidibé born 1935, Mali Nuit de Noël (Happy-Club) 1963, printed 2008 Gelatin silver print Image: 42.5 x 43 cm (16 3/4 x 16 15/16 in.) Sheet: 61 x 50 cm (24 x 19 11/16 in.) National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 2009-12-3 Photograph by Franko Khoury

Malick Sidibé
born 1935, Mali
Nuit de Noël (Happy-Club)
1963, printed 2008
Gelatin silver print
Image: 42.5 x 43 cm (16 3/4 x 16 15/16 in.)
Sheet: 61 x 50 cm (24 x 19 11/16 in.)
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 2009-12-3
Photograph by Franko Khoury

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