Hi, and welcome to a new way of looking at art here at the National Museum of African Art
YOU’VE NEVER MET A MUSEUM GUIDE LIKE ME.
Hi is a revolutionary in-gallery art guide that uses image recognition to scan art as you go, instantly unlocking exclusive artist videos and insider info. Connect with the story behind the stories like never before in our new Heroes exhibition.
ART LOVER, MEET ART MAKER.
Hear directly from our Director, with original videos that welcome you to the deeper stories in Heroes. Listen as he tells the captivating stories that made these Heroes what they are.
GET STARTED IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
During your next National Museum of African Art visit, just go to hi.si.edu—no app downloads or waiting required. As you explore the gallery, Hi will use the latest image recognition technology to scan the art in front of you and deliver fascinating insights straight to your Android or iPhone.
Hi has been made possible with support from Janine and J. Tomilson Hill and the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
All of the women photographers were trailblazers in their respective fields and professions – art, anthropology, architecture, art history, geography, photojournalism, travel – and used photography as a tool for documentation, ethnographic field research, or ‘salvage photography’ to produce fleeting glimpses of what were perceived as rapidly ‘vanishing’ cultures and ways of life.
These women exercised different cultural and social sensitivities when it came to photographing indigenous peoples in local and domestic settings. Learn more about the project at SI.com