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Lion King Choreographer Ray Mercer will chat with you LIVE on Twitter!

Please join us, Monday, April 7th, 1-3 pm, for a live Twitter chat with world-acclaimed choreographer and principal dancer for Broadway’s The Lion King, Ray Mercer! Ray will answer your questions on the National Museum of African Art’s and Sultanate of Oman’s commissioned production of “Hamdan: Through the Gate of Tears” presented by Howard University […]

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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.

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School Programs 2013-2014

In support of the exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa the museum is offering a multitude of different programs for the public to enjoy. Come and participate in a workshop or perhaps listen to a story.

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Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa

We at the National Museum of African Art wish to tell an exceptional story. It is a story that begins when trade flourished in and around the Indian Ocean, sweeping up the East African coast and across the Arabian Peninsula. It is a story of diasporic influence and connecting cultures. It is a story that culminates in the extraordinary beauty found today in the arts of Oman and its influence on the peoples and cultures of eastern Africa.

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