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National Museum of African Art

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950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560 United States
202.633.4600africa.si.edu
National Museum of African Art

National Museum of African Art

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May 2015

Docent-led tour

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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June 2015

Docent-led tour

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Author’s Talk with Simon Ottenberg, author of Olayinka, A Woman’s View

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Decorative Design in African Arts

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Decorative Design in African Arts

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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An AfroPolitan Experience

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Benin Bell Art Workshop

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Docent-led tour

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Benin Bell Art Workshop

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Decorative Design in African Arts

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Benin Bell Art Workshop for Teens

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Docent-led tour

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Decorative Design in African Arts

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Decorative Design in African Arts

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor.  Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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July 2015

The Divine Poetour

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Interactive West African Drumming Circles with Farafina Kan

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive West African Drumming Circles with Farafina Kan July 14 & 16 1–2:30 p.m. Mezzanine and Enid A. Haupt Garden Join the museum this summer for an interactive drumming circle! Lead by West African drum and dance ensemble Farafina Kan, these always-popular events invite visitors to join in and play Djembé drums while dance is taught to and performed by the audience. Icees will be served outside.

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Majmar Painting Workshop

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Interactive West African Drumming Circles with Farafina Kan

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive West African Drumming Circles with Farafina Kan July 14 & 16 1–2:30 p.m. Mezzanine and Enid A. Haupt Garden Join the museum this summer for an interactive drumming circle! Lead by West African drum and dance ensemble Farafina Kan, these always-popular events invite visitors to join in and play Djembé drums while dance is taught to and performed by the audience. Icees will be served outside.

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Burning Desire To Be Touched by Mwangi Hutter

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Burning Desire To Be Touched by Mwangi Hutter July 18, 2015 2 p.m. Join us for the debut of Burning Desire To Be Touched, a work commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. This performance art piece by Mwangi Hutter, an artist collective featured in the exhibition The Divine Comedy, examines our profound desire for harmonious relationships. Watch as two partners reach out, touch, and seek a force strong enough to overcome the challenges of life. Presented in…

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