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The Office of External Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the official liaison for the news media. The office coordinates media coverage of exhibitions, events at the Museum, story ideas, film footage and still photographs courtesy of the Elisofon photographic archives. All requests for film at the museum are facilitated by the office of External Affairs. Images are for use by the press and media only.

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Current Press Releases

September 9, 2014

Bill and Camille Cosby Loan Private Collection to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

Selected Works Never Before Seen Publicly. One of the world’s preeminent private collections of African American art will have its first public viewing later this year at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue” brings together artworks from two world-class collections: the National Museum of African Art […]



August 14, 2014

National Museum of African Art Presents “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria”

Exhibition Preserves Important Historical Record of Benin Arts and Culture “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria,” opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Wednesday, Sept. 17, and will remain on display until Sept. 13, 2015. The retrospective exhibition showcases the work of noted Nigerian photographer Chief S.O. Alonge, […]



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Eddie Burke
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