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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 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” […]

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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave
MRC 708 PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013 -7012
Tel: 202.633.4660
Fax: 202 357 4879