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

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 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. 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…

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

April 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. 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…

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

April 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. 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…

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

April 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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Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.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…

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

April 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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Docent-led highlights tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.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…

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

April 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. 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…

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May 2017

Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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
The Eyes Have It

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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May 3 1:30–3:30 p.m. Learn about the art of the ancient kingdom of Benin, and how its artists used a stylized African eye motif throughout their sculpture. Then, break the down the shapes of this traditional design element to create your own contemporary abstract work of art! 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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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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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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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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. Snap a selfie in…

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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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
Amulet Making Workshop

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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May 17 1:30–3:30 p.m. Photograph by Michelle Edwards, 2016Throughout Africa, amulets, decorated pouches, and charms are worn to bring good fortune or protect their owner. Learn more about this ancient practice and create your own to ensure wellbeing.  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 like…

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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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Africa in Reel Time
Oggun: An Eternal Presence

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Asiru Olatunde1918–1993, NigeriaThe Woman with Four Breasts (detail depicting Oshun becoming the Oshun River)Early 1960sAluminum122 x 77.5 cm (48 1/16 x 30 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise C. Hill, 95‑16‑4May 20, 2017 2 p.m. Dive into Afro-Cuban culture and join the National Museum of African Art for a screening of Oggun: An Eternal Presence! The film (dir. Gloria Rolando, 1992, Cuba, 52 min., Spanish with English subtitles) is narrated by Lázaro Ros, apwong (Yoruba praise singer)…

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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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 tour Highlight tour

May 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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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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June 2017

Docent-led tour Highlight tour

June 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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
Lotion and Soap Making

June 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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June 7 1:30–3:30 p.m. Join us as Ebise Bayisa, a local artist originally from Ethiopia, teaches the art of making natural beauty products from Ethiopian beeswax and other healthy nutritious ingredients. After a demonstration, make your own lotion or soap to bring 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…

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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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., 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

June 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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DanceAfrique

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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June 15, 2017 12–3 p.m. Photograph courtesy of Amaka IgbonezimGet in the groove—kick off summer and celebrate Black Music Month through the rhythm of dance! Join us as instructor Amaka Igbonezim leads DanceAfrique, a workshop exploring the incredible richness of African dance and music. Discover a variety of dance movements from the continent, as well as the stories and inspirations behind them. Free and open to the public

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Docent-led tour Highlight tour

June 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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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 tour Highlight tour

June 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 tour Highlight tour

June 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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Workshop Wednesdays
Bead Making

June 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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June 21 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 or…

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Docent-led tour Highlight 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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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 tour Highlight 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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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

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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Africa in Reel Time
Maami

July 15 @ 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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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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August 2017

Workshop Wednesdays

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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Visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops. Spark your creativity and intellectual curiosity during Workshop Wednesdays at the National Museum of African Art! Special drop-in workshops on the first and third Wednesdays of every month will highlight a different artistic process. Stay for as little or as long as you like to complete your masterpiece. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but please remember…

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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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September 2017

Workshop Wednesdays

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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Visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops. Spark your creativity and intellectual curiosity during Workshop Wednesdays at the National Museum of African Art! Special drop-in workshops on the first and third Wednesdays of every month will highlight a different artistic process. Stay for as little or as long as you like to complete your masterpiece. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but please remember…

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Workshop Wednesdays
Bead Making

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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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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