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August 2018

World on the Horizon:  Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Located at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Swahili Coast has been a site of long-distance trade and migration for millennia. A tour of the exhibition takes visitors into the streets and homes of Swahili port towns and beyond, and highlights the arts of diplomacy and trade, the built environment and domestic interiors, society and fashion, and spiritual knowledge and pious devotion. Bridging multiple continents, the works in this exhibition reveal the truly global nature of African…

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Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

August 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.  All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur.  Tours meet at the Information Desk in the pavilion on the ground floor. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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African Art’s Highlights Tour

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.  All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur.  Tours meet at the Information Desk in the pavilion on the ground floor. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.  All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur.  Tours meet at the Information Desk in the pavilion on the ground floor. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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African Art’s Highlights Tour

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.  All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur.  Tours meet at the Information Desk in the pavilion on the ground floor. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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