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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

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The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity.
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Rhianna
Rhianna
October 22, 2019
The National Museum of African Art is the Smithsonian Institution's African art museum, located on the National Mall of the United States capital. Its collections include 9,000 works of traditional and contemporary African art from both Sub-Saharan and Arab North Africa, 300,000 photographs, and…
Leyla And Matt
Leyla And Matt
September 06, 2017
The National Museum of African Art is the Smithsonian Institution's African art museum, located on the National Mall of the United States capital
K
K
February 26, 2017
You could spend 2 weeks just going to all the Smithsonian museums. They are wonderful - and your tax dollars pay for them so they are FREE! Open till 5 p.m. (DON'T FORGET the newest, Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!)
Joel
Joel
December 04, 2016
I find this is one of the most interesting Smithsonian museums, and often overlooked. Always has an interesting exhibit...
K & H
K & H
September 14, 2016
Newest and much anticipated Museum - a must see!

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Location
950 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560
Phone+1 202-633-4600
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
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