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National Museum of African Art

National Museum of African Art

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November 2014

50th Anniversary Gala

November 7 @ 6:30 pm

National Museum of African Art November 7, 2014 Our signature event celebrates not only the museum’s 50th anniversary, but the opening of a very special exhibition, Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, featuring works from the collections of the National Museum of African Art and Drs. Camille and Bill Cosby. Guests to the gala will have the unprecedented opportunity to view Conversations and artworks from the never-before-exhibited Cosby Collection prior to its official opening. Guests attending the 50th…

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50th Anniversary after party!

November 7 @ 10:00 pm

Featuring Grammy Award winning performing artist Sheila E and surprise guests. Time: 10pm – 1am Location: International Gallery

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Children’s Africana Awards and Book Festival (CABA)

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 11-2 pm This is the fourth year that NMAfA is hosting the CABA event. Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association give annual awards for the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published in the U.S. The awards celebrate outstanding K-12 books on Africa published in the U.S. The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognize literary excellence and to acknowledge the…

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“Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue” exhibit opens

November 9

This is the first opportunity that the public will see the show!

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First Look tour of Conversations

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, the museum’s deputy director and chief curator, for a First Look tour of Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue from the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr. Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:00 p.m. Meet in the museum’s pavilion. Tour limited to 30 on a first-come basis.

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Al Najoom Cultural Dance Troupe

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 12, 2014 6:30 p.m. Pavilion The dances of the Omani people have been heavily influenced by East Africa and Asia, resulting in a unique and vibrant form of cross-cultural expression. The Al Najoom troupe employs song, music, and dance to pay homage to their Omani traditions. Dances are used for many purposes, including religious ceremonies and rituals of everyday life. Light refreshments and traditional foods to follow.

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November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

November 14, 2014 6:30 p.m. Lecture Hall, sublevel 2 This short film follows half brothers Cholo and Abdullah as they meet for the first time—when their father travels from Oman to Zanzibar —and share their African and Arabic cultures. Screening includes Q&A with director Muzna AlMusafer.

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Connecting the Gems Roundtable

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

November 15, 2014 12 p.m., 2 p.m. Lecture Hall, sublevel 2 Moderators: Nicole Shivers and Lanisa Kitchiner, Ph.D. Scholars, musicians, and contemporary artisans share their unique insight on the cultural fusions between Oman and East Africa. Participants will explore the rich and dense, historic and contemporary relationship between these regions.

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Tour of Conversations led by Chris Kreamer with artist Christine Dixie present to speak on her piece.

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2pm-3pm Tour of Conversations led by Deputy Director, Chief Curator Christine kreamer accompanied by Artist Christine Dixie whom will talk about her piece in the show. 3pm-4pm Christine Dixie presentation with Q & A Lecture Hall sub-level 2 Christine Beatrice Dixie is a South African artist from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. She spends much of her time in the farming village of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo. She has used this space to explore the wounding history of landscape representation…

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