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November 2015

Last Look Tour of The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists With Curator Karen Milbourne

November 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2 – 3 PM National Museum of African Art FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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February 2016

Discussion and Conversation with Market Symphony Artist Emeka Ogboh

February 3, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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First Look Tour of Emeka Ogboh’s Market Symphony with Curator Karen Milbourne

February 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
950 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, 20560 United States
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2 p.m.

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March 2016

Museum Day Live! Teen Ambassador-led Tour

March 12, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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11:30 a.m. Teen Ambassador-led Tour Experience African art through the eyes of youth! Take an interactive tour led by students in the museum’s teen volunteer program.

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Museum Day Live! Teen Ambassador-led Tour

March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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1 p.m. Teen Ambassador-led Tour Experience African art through the eyes of youth! Take an interactive tour led by students in the museum’s teen volunteer program.

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May 2016

First Look Tour of Senses of Time with Curator Karen E. Milbourne

May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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First Look Tour of Senses of Time with Curator Karen E. Milbourne

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August 2016

World Elephant Day

August 12, 2016

Bamileke artist, Grassfields area, CameroonElephant maskEarly 20th centuryCloth, glass beads, plant fiberNational Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 2001-9-2 Celebrate World Elephant Day at the National Museum of African Art! This annual international event seeks to raise awareness of the urgent plight of African elephants. 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…

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October 2017

African Art Open House

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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October 14, 2017 11 a.m.–10 p.m. The Freer|Sackler Galleries are reopening, and we’re celebrating! As a part of IlluminAsia, the National Museum of African Art will host a full day—and night!—of programming exploring the connections between Africa and Asia. Freer|Sackler will reopen beginning at 6 p.m., but come by African Art next door early for storytelling, a henna station, a fun workshop just for kids, and docent-led tours throughout the day. Then, stick around for an incredible evening of art,…

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November 2017

Community Day

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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November 4, 2017 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fun for adults, teens, and children Games • Book Signing • Tours • Storytelling • Music • Face Painting • Stilt Walkers • Henna Designs • Surprises Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary offers broad thematic connections between African artworks from across the range of time, place, and media held in the museum’s collection. 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Tours of the newly installed permanent collection. Join…

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December 2017

Kwanzaa Celebration

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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December 9, 2017 10:20 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Photograph by Zama Cook, 2016Celebrate Kwanzaa, harvest time, and new beginnings at African Art! Discover the festival’s history and themes through art and workshops. A beautiful altar will honor the holiday, the children’s division of the KanKouran West African Dance Company will perform, and museum docents will lead special family tours of the collection. Young visitors will also get the chance to learn their own dance from KanKouran instructors! 10:20 a.m., 12 p.m. Family…

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