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Washington, DC 20560 United States
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October 2017

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
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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 20 @ 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.

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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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Africa in Reel Time
Moolaadé

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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October 21, 2017 1:30–4:30 p.m. Adult audiences only Join National Museum of African Art for a screening and discussion of the critically acclaimed film Moolaadé (Burkina Faso, 120 min., French and Bambara with English subtitles). From famed Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene (often called “the father of African film”) Moolaadé follows the story of Collé, a brave mother who refuses to allow her daughter to undergo female genital cutting. By standing against local tradition, Collé ignites a cultural upheaval in their…

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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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A Celebration of Maasai Culture

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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October 21, 2017 2–5 p.m. Photograph by Walter CrookJoin the National Museum of African Art for an incredible immersive afternoon of Maasai dancing, storytelling, and music! Visiting Maasai herdsman, warriors, and crafters will perform their famous “jumping dance” and multipart harmonies. They will also share stories new and old through traditional storytelling and a documentary on the contemporary life of their community. Maasai artisans will guide a special workshop on bead-making, giving you a chance to get in on the…

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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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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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(Re)Visioning Her-Story:
The Black Female Body in the Black Female Imagination

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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October 25, 2017 6:30–9 p.m. Adult audiences only How do contemporary black women artists respond to problematic stereotypes without reinforcing them? How do they negotiate whiteness without compromising blackness? Must they all be feminists? Apologists? Activists? Join the National Museum of African Art for a conversation with Mary Sibande, Ayana V. Jackson, Panashe Chigumadzi, and Lanisa Kitchiner to discuss how they engage politics, processes, and practices as black women artists in times of increased racial tensions. The panel will explore…

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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.

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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. 

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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
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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: 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
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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 »
November 2017

Docent tour: Currents: Water in African Art

November 1 @ 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

November 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.

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Artist Talk:
Syowia Kyambi

November 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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Syowia Kyambi in Nairobi StudioPhotograph by Eric Gitonga, 2017November 1, 2017 12 p.m. Lecture Hall, sublevel 2 Looking for Bridges / Forming Trajectories Join the National Museum of African Art for an artist talk with artist and researcher Syowia Kyambi, who will share her artistic journey as well as her recent research findings, completed conducted right here at the museum as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. Focusing on the first half of the 20th century, Kyambi will explore the nationalist…

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Docent tour: I AM Africa

November 1 @ 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: African Arts Highlights

November 2 @ 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

November 2 @ 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

November 2 @ 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

November 3 @ 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

November 3 @ 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

November 3 @ 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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Community Day

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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November 4, 2017 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fun for adults, teens, and children Games • Book Signing • Tours • Storytelling • Music • Face Painting • Stilt Walkers • Henna Designs • Surprises Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary offers broad thematic connections between African artworks from across the range of time, place, and media held in the museum’s collection. 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Tours of the newly installed permanent collection Children’s…

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Workshop Wednesdays
Looking for Contours

November 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Lynette Yiadom-Boakyeb. 1977, EnglandWomanology 122014Oil on canvas180.3 × 160 cm (71 × 63 in.)Museum purchase, 2015-5-1Photograph by Franko KhouryNovember 15, 2017 1:30–3:30 p.m. Get focused! Use provided viewfinders to zero in on an object in the museum and learn how to look out for contour lines. Participants will record the contours of a selected piece to take back to the studio and use as inspiration for a one-of-kind work of art! This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s…

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Find out more »

Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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Docent highlight tour: Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Tour the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.  Featuring over 300 works of art, Visionary is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

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