Happy #WorldBookDay !
Fourteen Stations of the Cross
from the 2015 exhibition "Artists’ Books & Africa” @NMAfA #ArtbooksAfrica #art #Africa @silibraries

Credit:
Fourteen Stations of the Cross
Keith Dietrich, b. 1950, South Africa
Stellenbosch, South Africa: The Strange Press, 2007
Edition 5/14
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase
Happy WorldBookDay Fourteen Stations of the Cross from the 2015 exhibition Artists
"Earth is home; it's the penultimate context that frames my questions, concerns, and existence as an artist."
Dawit Petros, featured artist in the Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa ([ S.si.edu Link ] in 2013 on why the earth matters. #EarthDay2017 #Earthoptimism2017

Dawit L. Petros (b. 1972, Eritrea). A Total Instance of Reflexivity, Sigeneity, Eritrea...
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Earth is home its the penultimate context that frames my questions concerns
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Happy #Earthday2017 ! @NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne discusses Ghanaian artist @Ibrahim_mahama (s.si.edu/2ps505n) #jute #building
Happy Earthday2017 NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne discusses Ghanaian artist Ibrah
"The earth embodies history, culture, life. When you touch it hold it and work with it you are united with your very own existence."

Strijdom van der Merwe, South Africa featured artist in the museum's 2013 exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa ([ S.si.edu Link ] why the earth matters. #EarthDay2017 #Earthoptimism2017

Strijdom van der Merwe
b. 1961,...
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The earth embodies history culture life When you touch it hold it
"The earth matters because it is our home. The earth matters to me as a human being not as an artist." Ghada Amer, featured artist in the Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa ([ S.si.edu Link ] in 2013 on why the earth matters. #EarthDay2017 #Earthoptimism2017

The exhibition opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. Curated by Karen E. Milbourne, “Earth Matters” was...
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The earth matters because it is our home The earth matters to
Saturday, April 22- check out National Museum of African Art Curator Karen Milbourne's blog ([ S.si.edu Link ] as she talks about the work of Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama and his connection to #EarthDay2017 #EarthOptimism2017

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Karen Milbourne has been a curator at the National Museum of African Art since May 2008....
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Saturday April 22 check out National Museum of African Art Curator Karen
#fbf: On the eve of #EarthDay2017 we look back on the museum’s groundbreaking exhibition “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa. The exhibition opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013 and was extended to stay on view through March 2014. Curated by Karen E. Milbourne, “Earth Matters” was the first major exhibition to explore the ways African artists and communities...
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fbf On the eve of EarthDay2017 we look back on the museums
Today's #Googledoodle celebrates Esther Afua Ocloo, Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending. #inspiringwoman #Ghana
Todays Googledoodle celebrates Esther Afua Ocloo Ghanaian entrepreneur and pione
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Today we remember American documentary photographer Eliot Elisofon on his birthday (April 17, 1911 – April 7, 1973) for whom our Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives was named. The archives Is a research and reference center with over 300,000 still photographic images documenting the arts, peoples and history of Africa over the past 120 years. Elisofon created an enduring visual record of...
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Today we remember American documentary photographer Eliot Elisofon on his birthday April
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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) and advocate for the preservation of Afro-Cuban culture for future generations. Screened as a compliment the museum’s exhibition...
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Dive into AfroCuban culture and join the National Museum of African Art

Africa in Reel Time - Oggun: An Eternal Presence

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As 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 childhood. In particular,...
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Africa in Reel Time: Maami

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Reminder- 12pm today!
Join University of Sussex PhD student and NMAfA research fellow Matthew Lecznar as he talks about the portrayal and legacy of the Nigerian Civil War in the creative arts.

Location: NMAfA lecture hall. Free and open to the public!

Image: Ben Enwonwu, Storm Over Biafra
Reminder 12pm today Join University of Sussex PhD student and NMAfA research
Look again! Happy #SlowArtDay
Today we encourage you to take a closer look. Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s glittering “tapestries” are actually woven out of recycled metals. Can you make out the bottle caps on this untitled work from 2009?

Untitled is featured in the museum's African Mosaic: Selections from the Permanent Collection exhibition.

Gift of the artist; gift of Noah Samara and...
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Look again Happy SlowArtDay Today we encourage you to take a closer
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40 African artists, 18 African countries, 22,000 sq ft!
Looking back to April 8, 2015 when we saw the opening of Dante's "Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” at the National Museum of African Art in a stunning exhibition which featured 40 artists from 18 countries. It was the first exhibition to occupy the ENTIRE museum. 4 floors over 22,000...
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40 African artists 18 African countries 22000 sq ft
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Saturday, April 8 at 10AM
STEAM Tech Remix!
We kick off National Poetry Month #NPM17 #jazzappreciationmonth @NMAfA tomorrow in one event with Pepe Gonzalez Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz Ensemble & DC teen poets.youtu.be/_zTJgVxBrxc
Saturday April 8 at 10AM STEAM Tech Remix We kick off National
Join us on Saturday as we kick off National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month at the National Museum of African Art.
Join us on Saturday as we kick off National Poetry Month and

Steam Tech Remix!

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As a part of the Africa in Reel Time series, join the National Museum of African Art for a screening of Water Drums (dir. Clarissa Duque, 2009, Venezuela and Cameroon, 75 min., Spanish with English subtitles). This documentary traces the musical art of water drumming across continents, stretching from Africa to Venezuela. Screened as a compliment the museum’s exhibition Currents, this lively...
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Africa in Reel Time: Water Drums, an Ancestral Encounter

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