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March 2018

The “Reel-life” Warriors of Wakanda Tour

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Mangbetu artistDemocratic Republic of the CongoKnife (emambele)Late 19th to early 20th centuryIron, wood43.5 x 21.8 x 4.4 cm (17 1/8 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)Gift of Dr. Glen Rhodes, 2002-19-9Photograph by Franko KhouryMarch 24 3¬–4 p.m. Space is limited; please RSVP via Eventbrite Black Panther fans, arm yourselves with knowledge of Africa’s arts and cultures! On this special docent-led tour (only offered for a limited time) explore the historical artistic influences that inspired the Afrofuturistic warriors of Wakanda…

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The “Reel-life” Warriors of Wakanda Tour

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Mangbetu artistDemocratic Republic of the CongoKnife (emambele)Late 19th to early 20th centuryIron, wood43.5 x 21.8 x 4.4 cm (17 1/8 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)Gift of Dr. Glen Rhodes, 2002-19-9Photograph by Franko KhouryMarch 25 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Space is limited; please RSVP via Eventbrite Black Panther fans, arm yourselves with knowledge of Africa’s arts and cultures! On this special docent-led tour (only offered for a limited time) explore the historical artistic influences that inspired the Afrofuturistic warriors of…

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The “Reel-life” Warriors of Wakanda Tour

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Mangbetu artistDemocratic Republic of the CongoKnife (emambele)Late 19th to early 20th centuryIron, wood43.5 x 21.8 x 4.4 cm (17 1/8 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)Gift of Dr. Glen Rhodes, 2002-19-9Photograph by Franko KhouryMarch 25 3¬–4 p.m. Space is limited; please RSVP via Eventbrite Black Panther fans, arm yourselves with knowledge of Africa’s arts and cultures! On this special docent-led tour (only offered for a limited time) explore the historical artistic influences that inspired the Afrofuturistic warriors of Wakanda…

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The “Reel-life” Warriors of Wakanda Tour

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Mangbetu artistDemocratic Republic of the CongoKnife (emambele)Late 19th to early 20th centuryIron, wood43.5 x 21.8 x 4.4 cm (17 1/8 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)Gift of Dr. Glen Rhodes, 2002-19-9Photograph by Franko KhouryMarch 27 3–4 p.m. Space is limited; please RSVP via Eventbrite Black Panther fans, arm yourselves with knowledge of Africa’s arts and cultures! On this special docent-led tour (only offered for a limited time) explore the historical artistic influences that inspired the Afrofuturistic warriors of Wakanda…

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April 2018

Workshop Wednesdays
Amulet Making Workshop

April 4 @ 1:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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April 4 1:30–3:30 p.m. Throughout Africa, amulets, decorated pouches, and charms are worn to bring good fortune or protect their owner. Learn more about this ancient practice and create your own to ensure wellbeing.  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…

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Workshop Wednesdays
Creating with African Textiles

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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April 18 1:30–3:30 p.m. Create your own custom apron out of African textiles with local artist Velma Crawford. Learn about the incredible diversity and richness of African textiles and about the symbolic meaning behind adinkra symbols from Ghana. Then, select your favorite adinkra symbol to create a pattern for your one-of-a-kind design. You can even add a favorite keepsake to make your apron extra special! This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first…

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See Me
A Program for Adults with Dementia and their Care-partners

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Bamum artistFumban, Grassfields region, CameroonMale figureLate 19th centuryWood, brass, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells160 x 39.4 x 36.8 cm (63 x 15 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)Gift of Evelyn A.J. Hall and John A. Friede, 85-8-1Photograph by Franko KhouryApril 24, May 29, June 26, July 24, and August 28 2–3:30 p.m. Registration is required for this program Recommended for audiences 18+ The experience of looking closely allows us to appreciate beauty, exchange ideas, share memories, or simply respond to the…

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May 2018

Workshop Wednesdays
Bead Making

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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May 2 1:30–3:30 p.m. Throughout Africa, people have long utilized colorful, distinct beads to adorn their bodies and to express identity and status. Create your own version of the paper beads crafted in many African villages. Then, string them together to create a unique piece of jewelry! 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…

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Workshop Wednesdays
Swahili Arts: Proverbs and Poetry

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Unknown artistTanzaniaFactory-printed cloth (kanga)1962Cotton, dye114.9 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, 79-25-1May 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…

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First Look
World on the Horizon

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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May 20 2018 2–3 p.m. Join curator Kevin Dumouchelle for a First Look tour of World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean. Meet in the museum’s pavilion at 2 p.m. Tours limited to 30 people on a first-come basis.

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