A message from Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
All Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and New York City, including the National Zoo, will be temporarily closed to the public starting Saturday, March 14. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis.
The health and safety of our visitors and staff are a top priority, and we are monitoring the guidance of local public health officials and the CDC.
The winners of the Power of the Griot Poetry contest are Anselm Jesusemen (elementary school), Etianna Prophete (middle school), and Tay Jones (high school).
Within the U.S., her teaching positions included Sarah Lawrence, Trinity and Vassar Colleges, and Columbia and Princeton Universities. In recent years, she served as senior researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), as well as taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, both in Paris. Her recent publications include Kinshasa Chronicles (2019), which was accompanied by an exhibition showcasing emerging experimental Congolese artists, and Afrique-Asie: arts, espaces, pratiques (2016) with Nicole Khouri, among others. A frequent contributor to and associate editor of the pan-African journal, Chimurenga, Malaquais also served on the editorial boards for the arts journal, SAVVY and Politique Africaine. She will be missed.