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National Museum of African Art, DC

Smithsonian Institution

Overview

As a leading center for the visual arts of Africa, the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) fosters and sustains--through exhibitions, collections, research, and public programs--an interest in and an understanding of the diverse cultures in Africa as these are embodied in aesthetic achievements in the visual arts. The museum accepts into its collections and exhibits the art of all African areas, including the ancient and contemporary arts for the entire continent.

Recreational Activities:

  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • VISITOR CENTER

Address:

950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington,DC,20560-0708
Phone: 202-357-4600
Email: none

Directions:

The use of public transportation, including taxis, in Washington is recommended as free parking is limited and posted times are enforced. Metrorail, Washington's subway system, and Metrobus link the city with nearby communities in Maryland and Virginia. Every subway station is equipped with an elevator and most with escalators.

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