National Museum of African Art

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Address: : 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, United States

Admission: : Free

Hours: : 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Prohibition: : No smoking
No Food and Drinks
Do not touch the artworks

Accessibility: : Wheelchair accessible
Service animals are welcome
Accessible restrooms

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"The Smithsonian's Gallery for African Art"

National Museum of African Art, Washington Overview

Another Smithsonian gem, the National Museum of African Art is an art gallery in Washington DC exhibiting more than 9,000 Contemporary as well as traditional African art.

It works with the vision to inspire awareness about the diversity and beauty of African arts through the pallet of photographs, library materials, paintings exhibited at the museum. The permanent collection at the museum is constituted of 11,861 art objects, 450,000 pieces of Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, and 50,000 volumes of books in the Library. The collection here is layered and quite expansive in terms of artistic expression of black history and culture. African textiles and ivory pieces are a few of the key highlights of the collection at the museum which reflects both conservation and raise awareness about the contemporary threats to such artworks and their sources. Visit the place to have a unique and enriching experience with African art as you stroll through the collection of ancient African manuscripts, costumes, jewelry, and weapons.

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