There are five ways to search the Collections of the National Museum of African Art.
Collections: Thematic or curator selected exhibitions of artworks that serve as an entry point to the diversity to the collection.
Simple Search: Enter a general term, such a country name, object type or Peoples: from here you can redefine your search.
Advanced Search for Objects: Use the Advanced Search options to search Objects by Classification, Country, Name (object name), Titles (Modern Contemporary artworks), Object number (accession number), People (Makers / Artists), or Date or by any combination of these criteria.
Advanced Search for People: Use the Advanced Search options to search People by Name or Date or a combination of the two.
Artists: Works of art may be searched by their Makers (Related Peoples) listed alphabetically.
After running a search, you can view results in three different ways:
To change the display, click the button next to the display option.
Rights and Reproduction: Access to and use of National Museum of African Art/Smithsonian Institution image files and data are subject to the terms and conditions available at http://africa.si.edu/about/rights.html. High resolution digital images are not available for some objects. For publication quality photography and permissions, please contact the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives.