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The National Museum of African Art is the Smithsonian Institution's African art museum and the first institution dedication to African Art in the United States.
In February 2015, Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh will brings his sound art to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in the new work Market Symphony which draws on the commercial cries and urban ambiance of Balogun, a sprawling open-air market in Lagos, Africa's largest and most populated city.
Consider that William Butler Yeats referred to Dante as "the chief imagination of Christendom," and in 1921 Pope Benedict XV said the medieval poet is "among the many celebrated geniuses of whom the Catholic faith can boast." So what can it mean for this exhibit--the first to fill the National Museum of African Art's entire floor space, in which viewers literally descend from the exhibit's heaven to purgatory to hell sections--to suggest that those concepts laid out in Dante don't belong to the Catholic church?
As senior advisor for International Affairs to the under secretary for History, Art and Culture, I work in the Dillon Ripley Center, part of the underground complex linking the Freer and Sackler Galleries and National Museum of African Art. This location within the suite housing the Smithsonian's Office of International Relations provides access to people who know the Department well from years of hosting participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program, cooperating on cultural heritage issues, briefing Foreign Service Institute classes and assisting foreign embassies.
Muscat, Feb 12 (ONA) Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al-Rowas, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs received in his office here today a delegation of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington led by Dr.
Ici on creve, 2006-2008, is a series of fifty portraits in rough-cut wood panels that was recently exhibited at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial in the UK and at the 2009 exhibition Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane, National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., and makes it's New York debut in his third solo exhibition at Skoto Gallery in March 2011.
The MCA Sydney's 12-year survey--touring to Brooklyn Museum (through September 20) and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art (through March 7, 2010)--includes painting, sculpture, photography and film.
Cole is President emerita of both Bennett College for Women and Spelman College, as well as the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC.
If you're teaching a ceramics lesson, you might have your students visit the National Museum of African Art's Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery exhibition site (www.nmafa.si.edu/ exhibits/bb) where they can compare and contrast seven handbuilt clay vessels from nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africa.
African Art in the Cycle of Life (National Museum of African Art) by Roy Sieber and Roslyn Adele Walker, Smithsonian Books September 1987, $34.95, ISBN 0-874-74821-6
It's impossible not to be profoundly moved by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's "Insights," a searing artistic reminder of the cruelty and violence that defined South African apartheid.
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