The Smithsonian’s African Art Awards is an annual event hosted in Washington, D.C., by the National Museum of African Art to honor and celebrate the impact of contemporary African artists on our global community.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the African Art Awards is postponed until further notice. For additional information, please call 202.633.3773 or email NMAfAawards@si.edu.
. . . a celebration of Diversity and Inclusion
Yinka Shonibare CBE, Alex Mawimbi (formerly known as Ato Malinda), Ford Foundation
. . . a celebration of Women Artists
Ghada Amer, Mary Sibande, Alice Walton
. . . a celebration of the Future
Wangechi Mutu, Edson Chagas, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
. . . a celebration of Global Connection
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Elias Simé
Learn more about previous events
2018 African Arts Award
2017 African Arts Award
2016 African Arts Award
For additional information, please call 202.633.3773 or email NMAfAawards@si.edu.