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May 2018

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Honor to the Mothers!

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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May 12, May 20, May 22 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. May 13 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. May 15 12 p.m. Space is limited; please RSVP per date via Eventbrite All tours meet in the museum’s ground-floor pavilion May has traditionally been a time for Americans to recognize all the incredible mothers in our lives. And the National Museum of African Art’s collection includes mothers of all sorts, from a tiny five-inch-tall mother-and-child charm to a complexly carved four-foot-tall…

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World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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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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World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

May 18 @ 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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Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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