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950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
202.633.4600 africa.si.edu
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March 2017

Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)

March 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life? All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor. Please ask the volunteer…

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The Woman Who Would Be King
A Celebration of Women’s History Month

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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March 25, 2017 1 - 3 p.m. Play begins at 2 Lecture hall Photograph courtesy of Damon Hall BoothIn honor of Women’s History Month, the National Museum of African Art will celebrate one of history’s most incredible women and rulers of ancient Egypt, Hatshepsut—and strong women everywhere! Award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and designer Esosa E. will perform her one-women show “The Woman Who Would Be King” (produced by Esosa E., Mansa Colabs, and Roselynn Lewis).…

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Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)

March 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life?   All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor.  Please ask the…

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Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)

March 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life? All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor. Please ask the volunteer…

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Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)

March 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life?   All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor.  Please ask the…

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Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)

March 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life? All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor. Please ask the volunteer…

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Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)

March 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life?   All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor.  Please ask the…

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A Celebration of Women
Last Dance with Johnnetta B. Cole

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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March 31, 2017 6.30–11 p.m. Photo credit: Cheriss May Save the last dance! It’s Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole’s last day at the National Museum of African Art. Help us say “Onward!” to our fearless director. Make a masterpiece in our workshop and stroll through the galleries after hours. DJ Sabine Blaizin and Eme and Heteru with Loide Jorge will turn up the Afro-fusion volume while you enjoy tasty bites from Busboys and Poets and signature cocktails…

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April 2017

Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life?   All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the entrance pavilion on the museum’s ground floor.  Please ask the…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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STEAM Tech Remix

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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April 8, 2017 1—3:30 p.m. RE-mix! Put the Art into STEM at the National Museum of African Art through poetry and jazz. After the successful launch of the museum’s new Connecting the Gems mobile app with STEAM Tech Night, we’re doing it again! April is National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, and the museum is celebrating with performances from the Pepe Gonzlaez Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz Ensemble and D.C.-area teen poets sharing spoken word in our galleries. And don’t miss the…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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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This month, visitors are invited to take an Artful Care tour highlighting Africa’s healing arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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. Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All tours are subject to docent availability. Last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk…

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Docent-led tour (Healing Arts): Artful Care: Africa’s Healing Arts

April 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. and 2 p.m. These guided tours yield lively exchanges about African art, history, and culture. This month, visitors are invited to take on the tour Artful Care: Healing Arts. Featuring pieces throughout our 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 issues as the HIV/AIDS crisis. All tours are subject to docent availability.…

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May 2017

House of Gems
A Living Art Salon

May 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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Photograph courtesy of Mia, 2016May 13, 2017 12–3 p.m. Witness our galleries come to life before your eyes! Inspired by the beauty and intricacy of objects from the exhibition African Mosaic, Mia will adorn live models with her signature facecreations. Then the models will join their muses in the gallery, creating a one-of-a-kind tableu. Watch as artworks transform into real-time creations, and get in on the action with calligraphy and henna stations. An interactive discussion with…

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