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#Fbf - The National Museum of African Art has 17 Ethiopian icons, all gifts. Because they are fragile and not always on view, curator Bryna Freyer escorted this Ethiopian delegation into the museum’s conservation lab to see a large icon depicting Christ crowned with thorns(pictured). It is copied from the icon that led the emperor’s army into battle and would have been...
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The National Museum of African Art has 10 works from William Kentridge in its permanent collection and 3 works presently on display in Currents: Water in African Art on the museum's 3rd floor.

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Spain honours Kentridge with prestigious art prize

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Don't miss our latest Africa in Reel Time presentation tomorrow! First come, first seated!
Don't miss our latest Africa in Reel Time presentation tomorrow First come first seated

Africa in Reel Time Presents - Oggun: An Eternal Presence

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It is #Biketoworkday after all!

Push toy bicycle, 1984-1987, undetermined artist
#btwd2017 #bicycle #transport #wire #plastic #bag #paint
Gift of Kenneth and Bonnie Brown
South Africa
Currently not on display
It is Biketoworkday after all Push toy bicycle 19841987 undetermined artist btwd2017
We are celebrating #ArtMuseumDay today with FREE docent led specialty tours from 10.30am-2pm and discounts in our museum store from 1-3pm!
We are celebrating ArtMuseumDay today with FREE docent led specialty tours from
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Artist Victor Mutelekesha states “We are all hybrids in every way imaginable.” Join the National Museum of African Art for a thought-provoking talk with the 2016–17 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow as he explores art-making in the wake of his self-realization as a hybrid being. Listen as he discusses how art simultaneously provides...
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Artist Talk: Victor Mutelekesha

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Happy Mothers Day!
Female figure with child, late 19th-early 20th century, Yaka artist
#Mother #mothersday #Maternal #Wood #DRC

This figure's naturalism and smooth surface are traits found in the sculpture from the Kwango River region. Among the Yaka, maternity figures are rare. They may appear, however, as figures surmounting masks worn by officials at boys' initiation ceremonies.

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“Home is where the heart is”—how does this familiar idea effect immigrant communities? How does one create a home away from home? And what is the role of cultural institutions for those communities? Join the discussion at the National Museum of African Art to share your experiences and engage in an honest dialogue about how to navigate and preserve tradition in a multi-cultural environment,...
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African Diaspora Heritage Talk Series

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On this #NationalTeachersDay we thank all the teachers who help increase understanding of our world's cultural and artistic traditions through the many programs and workshops their students participate in! Curator of education Deborah Stokes talks to K-12 students at the museum.
On this NationalTeachersDay we thank all the teachers who help increase understanding
Yaa Gyasi and Toyin Ojih Odutola — both born in Africa and raised in the same Alabama town — have become two of the finest observers of race in America.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution 05/08/2017

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young African Immigrant

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NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne will be speaking on the "Rebranding African Art in Western Museums" panel at the 2017 Venice Biennale Tuesday, May 9, 2017 between 2-3:30pm CEST. The panel is part of the African Art in Venice Forum(@aavforum ). Address: Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, 1332 Piazza San Marco
30124 Venezia, Italy. She will be joined Silvia Forni, @silforni curator at the Royal Ontario...
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NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne will be speaking on the Rebranding African Art
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The National Museum of African Art is proud to announce its Africa in Reel Time film series.
Films will be screened at 2p.m. on the following dates:

May 20: Oggun: An Eternal Presence
June 17: Adventures in Zambezia
July 15: Maami
August 19: Beloved
September 16: Fashion

Once a month, join us for a screening followed by a discussion with museum educators, directors, critics, or professors....
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The National Museum of African Art is proud to announce its Africa
Join us at the National Museum of African Art for #WorkshopWednesdays
1:30–3:30 p.m.
May 17: Amulet Making Workshop
June 7: Lotion and Soap Making Workshop
June 21: Bead Making Workshop
July 5: Bag Making Workshop
July 19: Coil Basket Making Workshop
August 2: The Big Draw
August 16: Coil Basket Making Workshop September 6: The Big Draw
September 20: Bead Making Workshop

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Join us at the National Museum of African Art for WorkshopWednesdays