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National Museum of African Art

202-633-4600|http://africa.si.edu

May 2019

Docent-led tours

May 22
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 23
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 24
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 25
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 26
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 27
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 28
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 29
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Black Gold | Past and Present

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led tours

May 30
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tours

May 31
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Docent-led, walk-in tours are available at 10:30 and 2:00 throughout the week. All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Check NMAFA’s calendar for dates and times. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the Pavilion on the ground floor. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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June 2019

Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – The Eyes Have It

June 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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June 5 
@ 1:30-3:30 p.m. 
Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 
First come, first served Learn about the art of the kingdom of Benin and how its artists used a stylized African eye motif throughout their sculpture. Then, breakdown the shapes of this traditional design element to create your own contemporary abstract work of art. Emphasis will be placed on the elements of art—line, shape, color, and texture—and the principles of balance, rhythm, emphasis, and harmony. This…

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Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Card Design with Adinkra Symbols

June 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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June 19 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served Adinkra symbols, visual representations of concepts and proverbs developed by the Akan peoples of Ghana, were originally used on funerary cloths by royalty and wealthy individuals to pay tribute to the legacy of the deceased. Today, they are used extensively as decorative elements in textiles and design. Join graphic artist and designer Sharmila Karamchandani to learn about adinkra symbols before incorporating them…

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July 2019

Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Elegant Amulets

July 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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July 3 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served Throughout Africa, amulets, decorated pouches, and charms are worn to bring good fortune or protect their owners. Learn more about this ancient tradition and create your own to ensure well-being. This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay…

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Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Egyptian Culinary Arts

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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July 17 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served Egypt is not only famous for pyramids and ancient history but also for the amazing food influenced by the convergence of several civilizations in the region. Join gourmet chef Aida Mady as she shares her love and indigenous knowledge of Egypt’s culinary arts. Learn about the use and health benefits of traditional spices before making a special dessert. This workshop is presented…

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August 2019

Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Metal Maskettes

August 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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August 7 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served African maskettes—smaller yet similar to larger masks made in a specific region—often decorated household and utilitarian items such as vessels, doors, walls, house posts, shields, knives, drums, headrests, chairs, staffs, and jewelry. Participants select their favorite mask and create a maskette using thin metal, and repoussé and embossing techniques. This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays.…

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Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Lotions ’n Soaps with African Butters

August 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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August 21 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served Create a unique, specially scented lotion or soap using pure African shea and cocoa butters along with other plants native to Africa as you learn about their beneficial nutrients. This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for…

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September 2019

Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Pendants that Please

September 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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September 4 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served Throughout Africa, pendants of varying intricacy, material, symbolism, and meaning reflect individual cultures and regions. Pendants and charms are not only a way of “dressing up” and feeling elegant, but also indicate one’s status, bring good fortune, and protect their owners. Examine the complex designs of the various jewelry and metal objects on exhibit before creating a piece of your own. This…

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Workshop Wednesdays 2019 – Card Design with Adinkra Symbols

September 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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September 18 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult First come, first served Adinkra symbols, visual representations of concepts and proverbs developed by the Akan peoples of Ghana, were originally used on funerary cloths by royalty and wealthy individuals to pay tribute to the legacy of the deceased. Today, they are used extensively as decorative elements in textiles and design. Join graphic artist and designer Sharmila Karamchandani to learn about adinkra symbols before incorporating them…

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