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950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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June 2017

Docent-led Highlights tour

June 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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Docents

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

June 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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Docents

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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July 2017

Docent-led Highlights Tour

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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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Workshop Wednesdays
Bag Making Workshop

July 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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July 5 1:30–3:30 p.m. Join us as Maryam Mohamed, local artist and seamstress originally from Tanzania, demonstrates the many ways kanga and kitenge are used in Tanzania to create fashion and household items. Then, create your own stylish accessory to take home! This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for as little or as long as you…

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Docent-led Highlights Tour

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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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The Art of the Masquerade: An Artist-in-Residence Miniseries

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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July 13 and 14, 2017 12–3 p.m. Discover firsthand the art of the masquerade! In diverse regions across Africa and the world, masquerade plays a vital role for communities, often marking cultural or spiritual milestones. Join us for live demonstrations of these incredible art forms! The Liberia-founded and Maryland-based Dehkontee Artists Theatre, Inc., will perform masquerades inspired by Mande- and Kwa-speaking groups from Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!…

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Docent-led Highlights Tour

July 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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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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The Art of the Masquerade: An Artist-in-Residence Miniseries

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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July 13 and 14, 2017 12–3 p.m. Discover firsthand the art of the masquerade! In diverse regions across Africa and the world, masquerade plays a vital role for communities, often marking cultural or spiritual milestones. Join us for live demonstrations of these incredible art forms! The Liberia-founded and Maryland-based Dehkontee Artists Theatre, Inc., will perform masquerades inspired by Mande- and Kwa-speaking groups from Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!…

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Docent-led Highlights Tour

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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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Workshop Wednesdays
Coil Basket Making

July 19 @ 1:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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July 19 1:30–3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of coiling—a method widely used throughout Africa to make incredible vessels! Found in both pottery and basket making, stop by the museum to discover this essential technique and craft a basket from paper coils. Shape, color, texture, and decoration are limited only by your imagination. This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained…

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Docent-led Highlights Tour

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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

July 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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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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August 2017

Workshop Wednesdays
The Big Draw

August 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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1:30-3:30 p.m. Space is limited; register by calling 202.633.4632 Join us at the National Museum of African Art to beat the heat and engage with art! Receive a brief introduction on African art and drawing fundamentals from the museum’s curator of education Deborah Stokes. Then, be guided through our African Mosaic exhibition to get inspired by original works of art and sketch your own masterpiece. Meet at the museum’s information desk at 1:30 p.m. to get started. All materials will…

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Workshop Wednesdays
Coil Basket Making

August 16 @ 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 16 1:30–3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of coiling—a method widely used throughout Africa to make incredible vessels! Found in both pottery and basket making, stop by the museum to discover this essential technique and craft a basket from paper coils. Shape, color, texture, and decoration are limited only by your imagination. This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained…

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Africa in Reel Time
Maami

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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July 15, 2017 2 p.m. Image courtesy Mainframe Film and TelevisionAs a part of the Africa in Reel Time series, join the National Museum of African Art for a screening of Maami (dir. Tunde Kelani, 2011, Nigeria, 93 min., Yoruba with English subtitles). Based on the Nigerian novel of the same name, Maami unfolds over two days leading up to the 2010 World Cup as professional soccer player Kashimawo (Wole Ojo) thinks back on his painful…

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September 2017
Workshop Wednesday

Workshop Wednesdays
Bead Making

September 6 @ 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 20 1:30–3:30 p.m. Throughout Africa, people have long utilized colorful, distinct beads to adorn their bodies and to express identity and status. Create your own version of the paper beads crafted in many African villages. Then, string them together to create a unique piece of jewelry! This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for as little…

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Workshop Wednesdays
The Big Draw

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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1:30-3:30 p.m. Space is limited; register by calling 202.633.4632 Join us at the National Museum of African Art to beat the heat and engage with art! Receive a brief introduction on African art and drawing fundamentals from the museum’s curator of education Deborah Stokes. Then, be guided through our African Mosaic exhibition to get inspired by original works of art and sketch your own masterpiece. Meet at the museum’s information desk at 1:30 p.m. to get started. All materials will…

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