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National Museum of African Art

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950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
202.633.4600africa.si.edu
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art

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September 2016

Defining Our Time

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

September 25, 2016 12–5 p.m. Image credits L to RPatrick Kabanda, moderator, photograph by J.D. SloanEsosa E., panelist, photograph by Lilian HaidarTsedaye Makonnen, performance artist, photograph by Tony Hitchcock Inspired by the exhibition Senses of Time, explore how members of the African diaspora exemplify our time through creative engagement with the arts. Begin with a guided tour of Senses of Time, followed by a live performance by Tsedaye Makonnen responding to the exhibition. Then, Patrick Kabanda…

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Docent-led tour

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Film Screening: Am I: Too African to Be American or Too American to Be African?

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Am I: Too African to Be American or Too American to Be African? September 30, 2016 6:30–9:30 p.m. Celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture African Art with a special screening of Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African? (Ghana/Sierra Leone/USA, 2015, 43 min., English) This award-winning documentary explores the complex identity formations of young African women living in the United States and West Africa who identify as…

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October 2016

Docent-led tour

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Voguing Masquerade Ball

October 15

Docent-led tour

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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November 2016

Docent-led tour

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Artful Care

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 6 2–5 p.m. Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month with the National Museum of African Art! This November, learn more about this year’s theme, “Take Care to Give Care,” through workshops from art therapist Marcie Katcher. Create art and new communities while reducing stress. Caregiving is both rewarding and demanding. The arts have been proven to allow caregivers to express themselves, lower anxiety, feel calmer and happier, discover experiential meaning, form supportive connections, and create something unique. This series, created…

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Docent-led tour

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Artful Care

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 13 2–5 p.m. Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month with the National Museum of African Art! This November, learn more about this year’s theme, “Take Care to Give Care,” through workshops from art therapist Marcie Katcher. Create art and new communities while reducing stress. Caregiving is both rewarding and demanding. The arts have been proven to allow caregivers to express themselves, lower anxiety, feel calmer and happier, discover experiential meaning, form supportive connections, and create something unique. This series, created…

Find out more »

Docent-led tour

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Sip and Sew

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Docent-led tour

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Artful Care

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 20 2–5 p.m. Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month with the National Museum of African Art! This November, learn more about this year’s theme, “Take Care to Give Care,” through workshops from art therapist Marcie Katcher. Create art and new communities while reducing stress. Caregiving is both rewarding and demanding. The arts have been proven to allow caregivers to express themselves, lower anxiety, feel calmer and happier, discover experiential meaning, form supportive connections, and create something unique. This series, created…

Find out more »

Docent-led tour

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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December 2016

Docent-led tour

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:25 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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Docent-led tour

December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Docent-led, walk-in tours are available throughout the week. 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. Additional tours may be offered. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours.

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