Happy #worldwaterday !
Water is in all of us—we need water to exist. Water is a source of food, either directly from fishing and hunting or indirectly from irrigated crops.
Stop by and see our permanent exhibition Currents: Water in African Art (on the museum's third level).
Diverse and wide-ranging in material, time period, style, and intended use, the objects in Currents span the continent...
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Join our esteemed director Johnnetta Betsch Cole for one last dance on March 31! Tickets are going fast, so hurry!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, photo archivist Eden Orelove from the museum's Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives (EEPA) has published a finding aid([ S.si.edu Link ] for the Betty LaDuke Collection (EEPA 2007-003). Comprised of over three thousand color photographs and negatives, 24 art prints, posters, a copy of a sketchbook, biographical materials, exhibition files, publications,...
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Remembering Ceramic Artist Mo Abbaro
October 17, 1935 - March 12, 2016

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) remembers the legacy of Mohammed “Mo” Ahmed Abdalla Abbaro, a talented Sudanese artist featured in the museum’s permanent collection. Abbaro, a master ceramist, passed away on March 12, 2016 at the age of 80. NMAfA recognizes his creative genius on the anniversary of...
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Can you name #5WomenArtists?
All month, the National Museum of African Art joins the #womeninthearts to increase awareness of female artists #WomensHistoryMonth

In 2016, NMAfA honored Ato Malinda with an award for excellence in contemporary African. The Kenyan multimedia artist often explores sexuality, gender and nationality, advocating for women and the LGBTQ community in Africa.
Can you name #5WomenArtists?

All month, the National Museum of African Art joins the #womeninthearts to increase awareness of female artists important to us. Known for her contemporary style, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a renowned painter and writer of Ghanaian descent based in London.
Yiadom-Boakye’s oil paintings focus on fictional figures that exist outside of specific times and places....
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Dance away the night with Johnnetta Betsch Cole as she prepares to retire from the National Museum of African Art. DJ Sabine Blaizin, Afro-fusion band Eme and Heteru, and vocalist Loide Jorge turn up the volume for an evening of African music, dance, and art!

Tickets $25 at [ Africa.si.edu Link ]
Advance online purchase only

Sponsored by Busboys and Poets and D'Usee Cognac

A Celebration of Women - Last Dance with Johnnetta B. Cole!

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Come and Celebrate Women's History Month at NMAfA #WomensHistoryMonth2017 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Happy #Internationalwomensday !
"If your dreams do not scare you they are not big enough"- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf tours the National Museum of African Art in 2014 with museum director Johnnetta Betsch Cole, deputy director Christine Mullen Kreamer and National Museum of African Art board member Maggie Obaji Johnson . Image: Jessica...
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In 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). Then, create...
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Women’s History Month Celebration - The Woman Who Would Be King

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If you are in New York for the Armory Show this weekend don't miss Gallery Talk ​on Saturday, March 4th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm​ for a gallery talk about the ​exhibit Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, A Library and a Room by Yinka Shonibare MBE at James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th St, NY, NY..

​Guest speakers are National Museum of African Art curator ​Karen Milbourne​, Glenn Adamson​, Senior...
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New York's Armory show starts today!

If you are in New York don't miss "Gallery Talk" this Saturday, March 4th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm​ for a talk about the ​exhibition Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, A Library and a Room by Yinka Shonibare MBE at James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th St, NY, NY..

​Guest speakers will be the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art curator ​Karen Milbourne​...
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Happy #WomensHistoryMonth from our director, Johnnetta Betsch Cole to all of you!
A wind sculpture, an infinite room and ancient manuscripts glistening with gold ink...they're all part of the Ultimate Smithsonian Challenge: Arts & Culture Edition. Take the quiz now to test your knowledge – and enter a world of artistic enchantment and cultural wonders!

When you take the quiz you'll be automatically entered to win a Smithsonian prize package. The prize deadline is March 3,...
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Are you ready for the ultimate Smithsonian challenge?
A wind sculpture, an infinite room and ancient manuscripts glistening with gold ink...they're all part of the Ultimate Smithsonian Challenge: Arts & Culture Edition. Take the quiz now to test your knowledge – and enter a world of artistic enchantment and cultural wonders!

When you take the quiz you'll be automatically entered to win a...
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Join us this Saturday at 2pm!
Our Africa in Reel Time: Community Voices series presents the screening of Dingomaro. In conjunction with @FreerSackler #BlackHistoryMonth bit.ly/2lnL80U

The screening is free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

Film Screening: Dingomaro

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