"National Museum of African Art" Smithsonian Institute Museums / National Zoo Tip by grandmaR

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by grandmaR
 
 

This is a relatively new museum in the Smithsonian group and I haven't been to it. I have little or no interest in African Art. But I did take a photo when I drove by today, so I looked it up.

From the webpage:
It.. "opened on the National Mall in 1987, is the only national art museum devoted solely to research in and to the collection and exhibition of African art. The facility serves as an art museum and a research and reference center, housing a photographic archives and research library, as well as exhibition galleries and public education facilities. The museum's collection of 7,000 works of art includes objects in wood, metal, ceramics, cloth and ivory.

"Highlights: "Images of Power and Identity," featuring the museum's most recent acquisitions; cast copper alloy sculptures from Benin, Nigeria; an exhibition celebrating the creative genius of Central African women potters; utilitarian art objects. "

Free
Open daily 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Closed December 25

othercontact: 950 Independence Ave. SW
Phone: 202.357.4600
Website: http://www.tourofdc.org/museums/smithsonian/African/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2005
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