#tbt 2016
His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi alongside his Olori Yeyluwa Wuraola Ogunwusi with other members of the Yoruba Kingdom at the National Museum of African Art.
#Culture #Royalty #Yoruba #Tradition #AfricanArt
Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King at the independence day celebration in Accra Ghana, March 1957 at the invitation of Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah.

#MLKday2017 #Africa #Ghana

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Having fun with our new #ConnectingtheGems Mobile App? The App features information found in the Gems programmatic activities, context and history surrounding the Indian Ocean, interactive maps, language components in Swahili and English and 3D model viewers! If you haven't downloaded it already take a minute and check it out! Africa.si.edu #Oman #Zanzibar #Swahili #Culture #Art [ Youtu.be...
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Connecting the Gems Mobile App Available Now!

The Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean Project is proud to announce the release of its own mobile app. The app will feature information found in the Gem...

Contemporary African artist Yinka Shonibare MBE talks with PBS NewsHour's Jeff Brown about his new work "Wind Sculpture VII" on permanent display outside the National Museum of African Art. Come and see it!
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Depicting colonialism and globalization through art ‘full of contradiction’

The Smithsonian’s latest podcast episode of Sidedoor featuring National Museum of African Art director Dr. Cole is now available! During the podcast she talks about the subject of identity.

Sidedoor is a podcast telling stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. You can listen to it on the Podcast, Sticher or Google Play app on your phone (search...
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Tune into @NewsHour tonight at 7pm (EST) as contemporary African artist Yinka Shonibare MBE talks with host Jeff Brown about his new landmark work #Windsculpture VII at the National Museum of African Art. @SHONIBARESTUDIO
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Happy New Year's Eve! With the installation of Yinka Shonibare's "Wind Sculpture VII", exhibitions "Senses of Time" and Emeka Ogboh's "Market Symphony" together with so much more, it has been an amazing year at the National Museum of African Art!
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#TBT 2016 - A New Exhibit Explores How We Experience Time - Washingtonian Magazine
“Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa” is open at the National Museum of African Art through the Summer of 2017.
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A New Exhibit at the National Museum of African Art Explores How We Experience Time

Happy Holidays from the NMAFA! Our museums are closed today, Dec. 25, but we'll be open again tomorrow at 10 a.m. In the meantime, here's a featured work from our permanent collection.

Face mask, 20th century, Ogoni peoples, Nigeria
#Wood #pigment #Nigeria
Dimensions: H x W x D: 31.7 x 17 x 14.4 cm (12 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Forms of Ogoni face masks range from human with a movable jaw...
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Happy holidays!
Crest mask, Ca. 1950, Idoma peoples Nigeria
Multifaced masks are rare among the Idoma peoples. This mask, formerly used for social control, now appears at Christmas, at funerals and for entertainment. The birds eating fruit may refer to the harvest.

#Christmas #holidays #Wood #paint #fur #iron
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
#fbf: Is it a bird is it a plane??? No, it is "Wind Sculpture VII" by contemporary African artist Yinka Shonibare MBE being crane lifted through the Washington DC skies to its final destination outside of @nmafa
Come and see it and share your pics. using #windsculpture
Did you know? "Wind Sculpture VII" weighs a total of 899lbs!
Remembering Madiba. December 5, 2013 #Africa #SouthAfrica
More pics of "Wind Sculpture VII" the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's new permanent public installation by Yinka Shonibare MBE. Come check it out! #Windsculpture