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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

May 14, 2015

National Museum of African Art To Participate in Art Museum Day, May 18

Celebration Will Feature Discounts in Museum Store and Docent-led Tours The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will join museums in North America in celebrating Art Museum Day Monday, May 18. The museum will participate with a guided tour of its latest exhibition “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” […]



May 8, 2015

National Museum of African Art Presents the Washington Film Premiere of Shield and Spear Critically Acclaimed Film Focuses on Race, Identity and Freedom of Expression

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will present the Washington, D.C., premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary film Shield and Spear Tuesday, May 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Shield and Spear follows some of the most recognized artists in South Africa today exploring what it means to live and work in the […]



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Eddie Burke
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202.633.4660
Email: BurkeE@si.edu
Fax: 202.357.4879

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