A message from Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
All Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and New York City, including the National Zoo, will be temporarily closed to the public starting Saturday, March 14. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis.
The health and safety of our visitors and staff are a top priority, and we are monitoring the guidance of local public health officials and the CDC.
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Laptop required. 2 laptops available for loan; please send request in advance to email@example.com.
Since ascertaining in 2015 that only 11% of the named artists in its collection self-identified as women, the National Museum of African Art has doubled this number to 22%. But, did you know that only 18% of the articles on English-language Wikipedia are about women? Help change that by participating in the African Women Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!
Together we’ll work to increase the presence of African women artists on Wikipedia by improving existing articles and creating new ones. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Editing training will be provided by Wikimedia DC. Museum curators and librarians will on-hand to provide expertise and source material.
Curator-led tour of I Am . . . Contemporary Women Artists of Africa
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with Art+Feminism DC2020 campaign in celebration of Women’s History Month
Welcome to the National Museum of African Art
At the National Museum of African Art we inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of African arts and cultures worldwide.
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except December 25.
Admission is free.
March 14, 2020
- imagine hair as an accessory, not a necessity, where hair is seen as a material and used like an object, and then create an accessory or object using the provided material.
- explore their personal thoughts and define who they are through words and imagery in a creative poetic composition.
Inspired by the exhibitions I Am . . . Contemporary Women Artists of Africa and Heroes: Principles of African Greatness; tours of both exhibitions will be offered.
Presented in celebration of Women’s History Month
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