National Museum of African Art

National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20560

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is dedicated to displaying, preserving, and educating the public about African art. Located in a mostly underground building on the National Mall, the museum showcases work in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, photography, and textiles. The permanent collection also contains more than 500 works from the celebrated Walt Disney-Tishman collection. Additional exhibits have included "Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley" and "African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting." Docent-led tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.

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