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Exhibition tours

Africa Re-Viewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon
November 21, 2013 - August 24, 2014
Lines, Marks, and Drawings. Through the Lens of Roger Ballen
June 19, 2013 - February 9, 2014
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa
April 22, 2013 - February 23, 2014
African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting
Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Highlights

Tours subject to docent availability.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
10:30, 11:45 AM
Saturday and Sunday
11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM, 1 hour
Maximum 40 participants

Jambo! School Tours
Imaginative strategies and touchable objects--such as textiles, ceramic vessels and wooden sculptures--help young audiences learn to look at forms, materials, techniques and meanings of African art.

Highlights Tours
Tours of our special and ongoing exhibitions of traditional and contemporary African art.

Performance program

Africa in Motion
The National Museum of African Art has incorporated visual arts programming into its museum education to create an invigorating and stimulating learning environment in which children, adults and families can discover and appreciate the profound cultural traditions of Africa.

Watch Kankouran West African Dance Company performing in the museum.

Outreach programs

African Art at Your Site
Day and time by arrangement
1 hour
Museum representatives travel to classrooms, community groups or senior centers to introduce audiences to African art. The program site must be within 20 miles of the museum. Please allow one month to schedule your request. For schools, please schedule only one class per presentation.

Scheduling a program
Tours or programs may be scheduled online.
Allow three weeks to process your request.

One adult chaperone (over 21 years old) must accompany every 15 high school students and every 10 elementary through junior high students. Failure to provide sufficient chaperones or to maintain order may result in the group being asked to leave the museum.

Program Confirmation
You will receive a written confirmation of your program after it has been scheduled.

To schedule a tour or program

Complete the online registration form


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