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Upcoming Events

September 2017

Docent-led Highlights Tour

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. 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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Docent-led Highlights Tour

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. 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.

Find out more »

Docent-led Highlights Tour

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. 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.

Find out more »

Docent-led Highlights Tour

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. 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.

Find out more »

Docent-led Highlights Tour

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

African Arts Highlights Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent-led Highlights Tour

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

African Arts Highlights Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »
October 2017

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Workshop Wednesdays
Abstract Script Compositions with Uli Designs

October 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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Chike C. Aniakorb. 1939, NigeriaVisual Incantations1996Ink on paper56.5 x 38.5 cm (22 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 96-18-1Photograph by Franko KhouryOctober 18, 2017 1:30–3:30 p.m. Get inspired by art, old and new! Participants will first learn about uli, a traditional Igbo art form was created by women to decorate their bodies and the outside walls of their houses, and about the Nsukka Group, an artists’ movement that looked to uli and…

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Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 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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Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

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Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

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Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

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Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

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Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings.

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Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 23 @ 10:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

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Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Building Community, The Roles of Men and Women

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Embark on a unique tour spotlighting depictions of men and women and learn how these portrayals reflected the roles of individuals within their communities. Viewing African art through the lens of gender allows us to explore the continent’s varied cultural history, raise questions, and discuss issues that transcend time and place.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

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Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

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Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: African Arts Highlights

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Go on an impromptu tour with one our docents. African Art’s Highlight tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. Visitors will roam the galleries with a knowledgeable docent that is ready to discuss or answer questions about current exhibitions.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. Its currents flow through myths, metaphors, and rituals. Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects that you will see on this tour span the continent of Africa. Join us as we explore the importance of water for both practical and artistic purposes.

Find out more »

Docent tour: Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Featuring pieces throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors will discover how works of diverse materials and expressive styles might contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, or address such global health issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Find out more »

Docent tour: I AM Africa

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
+ Google Map

Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings. 

Find out more »
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