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Elephant Day at NMAfA
Sunday, August 12!

August 12

Explore our exhibitions for elephant-inspired art and then join a docent-led tour featuring ivory masterworks. 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Akan artist, Ghana
Akan artist, Ghana
Display object
Metal, gold wash
6.4 × 8.6 × 5.1 cm (2 1/2 × 3 3/8 × 2 in.)
Gift of The Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication in memory of Warren M. Robbins, 2014-32-42
Celebrate the extraordinary elephant at the National Museum of African Art! World Elephant Day is a global movement to support the conservation of these incredible creatures. Elephants and their ivories have inspired stories and art in many African cultures, and the museum wants to assist in raising awareness about the largest land animal on earth! The World Wildlife Fund lists this species as “vulnerable,” or at a high risk of endangerment in the wild. The African elephant is the largest animal walking the Earth, with herds wandering 37 countries in Africa. Discover how elephants have inspired Africa’s artists!

Free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
August 12
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Organizer

National Museum of African Art
Phone:
202-633-4600
Website:
http://africa.si.edu

Venue

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