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Workshop Wednesdays
Swahili Arts: Proverbs and Poetry

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Unknown artist
Unknown artist
Tanzania
Factory-printed cloth (kanga)
1962
Cotton, dye
114.9 x 339.7 cm (45 1/4 x 133 3/4 in.)
Gift of Glenn and Alexandria Garrison, from the collection of Joseph J. Shapiro, 79-25-1
May 16
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Discover the proverbs and poetry of Swahili with artist, actress, poet, and performer Ana Mwalagho! Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people. In the African Great Lakes and Southeast regions, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it is considered a true lingua franca. Get to know Swahili, and how it has been used in art, in this fun and engaging workshop.

This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for as little or as long as you like to complete your masterpiece. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop requires registration and space is limited! Please click here to reserve your spot, and visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops.

Free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Categories:
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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