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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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January 21, 2016

Modern Dance Ballet Documentary Hamdan, Through the Gate of Tears: Backstage Premieres at the San Diego Black Film Festival

Documentary Commissioned by the National Museum of African Art The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will present the world premiere dance ballet documentary Hamdan, Through the Gate of Tears: Backstage at the San Diego Black Film Festival Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are required for the festival and are available at http://www.sdbff.com/ […]



December 21, 2015

National Museum of African Art Presents Market Symphony by Emeka Ogboh

Ogboh Brings Nigerian “Open Air” Market to Museum in Unique Sound-Art Exhibition Emeka Ogboh’s “Market Symphony” exhibition will be open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, through Sept. 24, 2016. Commissioned by the museum, Ogboh’s site-specific sound-artwork draws on the commercial cries and urban ambiance of Balogun—a sprawling open-air […]



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