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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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May 29, 2014

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art Mourns Maya Angelou

Museum’s 50th-Anniversary Celebration June 3 Will Honor the World-renowned Poet The staff of the National Museum of African Art expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of Maya Angelou, world-renowned poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright and civil-rights activist. Angelou served as the museum’s honorary chair of its national campaign. “My friend, my sister, my […]

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