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Smithsonian Transcription Center Jan 16
From the possible acquisition of the Natl Museum of African Art (spoiler alert, officially became part of the SI family in 1979), to plans for Einstein's 100th bday, 1978 was a busy year . Learn more in Board of Regents mins ➡️ .
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SmithsonianNMAfA Jan 17
“Heroes in History” Beverly Palesa Ditsie & Simon Nkoli Nkoli wearing the shirt of the gay-rights organization he helped found Unidentified photographer, n.d. Courtesy Braxton University, Pretoria, South Africa
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SmithsonianNMAfA Jan 17
“Heroes in History” Beverly Palesa Ditsie & Simon Nkoli Lesbian Ditsie at the first gay liberation march in Africa Unidentified photographer, Oct. 13, 1990
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SmithsonianNMAfA Jan 17
. - Dada Khanyisa (b. 1991, Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa; works in Cape Town) AMA 2017 Acrylic and mixed media on wood Gift of Shari and John Behnke, 2018-11-1
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Smithsonian Magazine Jan 13
The show features nearly 50 works by classical and contemporary artists from 15 African countries that weave a tale of heroic principles and people in Africa’s history.
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Smithsonian Magazine Jan 13
, the inspiring stories of 50 individuals from the continent are honored in classical and contemporary works of art.
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SmithsonianNMAfA Jan 9
....Reflect their personal visions for the future and their visions for the future of Africa. Supplies provided; limited number of frames available. - Photo Credits: Wilona Sloan and Lanisa Kitchiner
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SmithsonianNMAfA Jan 9
Mark your calendars! Vision Board Workshop! January 14, 2020 1–3 p.m. Ages: 18+ Come create your vision for 2020! View and discuss works of art, creative writing, and art making as writer and literary host Willona Sloan leads participants in the creation of vision boards that...
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 12
Paa Joe documents a building that beheld a depraved and dreadful history. Paa Joe b. 1947 Gift of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, in memory of Claude Simard, 2014-14-1 - “Hero in History” Ignatius Sancho Thomas Gainsborough 1768 Oil on canvas National Gallery of Canada,Ottawa
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 12
She dances and sings her own truth, with poise and pride. - Benedict Enwonwu MBE 1917–1994, b. Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria Africa Dances 1980 - “Hero in History” Miriam Makeba Unidentified photographer,1969 © Binder/ullstein bild/Getty Images
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 10
‘There is no story that is not true’ - Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
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The Africa Report Dec 3
"African art is going through an incredible renaissance in the US" - Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Gus Casely-Hayford
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 9
Conservator Dana completed the final touch-ups on Ben Enwonwu’s Africa Dances figure under the gallery lights. Come see this work set against the perfect pink wall in the Heroes exhibition.
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 6
Theirs were the inescapable voices of Egyptian possibilities.  Chant Avedissian (1951–2018, b. Cairo, Egypt; worked in Cairo) The Nasser Era and Om Kalsoum c. 1994 “Heroes in History” Gamal Abdel Nasser & Om Kalsoum Gamal Abdel Nasser Photograph by Stevan Kragujević..
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 5
...The day will kick off with a perspective of the seven principals of Kwanzaa through the lens of an interfaith discussion from Faith leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths from the African Diasporic Community.
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 5
This festival holiday pays tribute to the rich cultural roots of African-descended peoples in the Diaspora and is unique because it is neither a religious, political, or heroic holiday but a cultural one....
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 5
KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2019 - Join African Art celebrate the harvest festival known as Kwanzaa! - WHEN: Saturday December 7th, 2019 TIME: 11:30am - 4:00pm LOCATION: National Museum of African Art Pavillion, Lecture Hall and Workshop. All Galleries Open!
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 2
preprogram intern Kiera and objects conservation fellow Julia completed repairs on @PaaJoeCoffins Fort William – Anomabu architectural model. Check out their work in the exhibition!
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Greg Carr Nov 28
Come see , the new exhibit at . These are the panels capturing a small sense of the time spent in incarceration by Madiba Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi, Andrew Mlangeni, Govan Mbeki and Dennis Goldberg.
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SmithsonianNMAfA Dec 2
‘A person is a person because (they) recognize others as persons.’ - Desmond Tutu, upon his election to Archibishop of Cape Town
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