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Enter a new mask—one for the 21st century: it’s startling and joyful but also serious and menacing. When our experiences become difficult or curious, how do we confront what can’t be explained? <br> One option is to shake it out by adopting disguises and staging a masquerade. <br> Contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent explore this impulse by filling the galleries with inventive avatars and provocative new myths, taking us on mysterious journeys through city streets and…

Enter a new mask—one for the 21st century: it’s startling and joyful but also serious and menacing. When our experiences become difficult or curious, how do we confront what can’t be explained? <br> One option is to shake it out by adopting disguises and staging a masquerade. <br> Contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent explore this impulse by filling the galleries with inventive avatars and provocative new myths, taking us on mysterious journeys through city streets and…

African Art at 50 National Museum of African Art Marks Its 50th Anniversary in 2014 with Year of Exhibitions and Programs

African Art at 50 National Museum of African Art Marks Its 50th Anniversary in 2014 with Year of Exhibitions and Programs

An Empathic Preparing to Paint Images from the Book Empathetic Plant Alchemy (Jillian) DISGUISE: MASKS AND GLOBAL AFRICAN ART / JUN 18 – SEP 7 2015 SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

An Empathic Preparing to Paint Images from the Book Empathetic Plant Alchemy (Jillian) DISGUISE: MASKS AND GLOBAL AFRICAN ART / JUN 18 – SEP 7 2015 SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

African Art Museum - One of the lesser known Smithsonian collections, the galleries are housed underground and connect to the Freer and Sackler collections. The African Art Museum brings fascinating well curated exhibitions featuring artworks from the entire continent of Africa. Escaping from the crowd is just one of the many plusses of this fascinating collection that keeps its exhibitions fresh.

African Art Museum - One of the lesser known Smithsonian collections, the galleries are housed underground and connect to the Freer and Sackler collections. The African Art Museum brings fascinating well curated exhibitions featuring artworks from the entire continent of Africa. Escaping from the crowd is just one of the many plusses of this fascinating collection that keeps its exhibitions fresh.

Meschac Gaba Game Room (detail) From Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997 – 2002

Meschac Gaba Game Room (detail) From Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997 – 2002

African Art Museum Exhibits the finest examples of traditional and contemporary art from the entire continent of Africa. Location: 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC. Admission Free. Hours: 10am-5:30pm closed December 25. Closest Metro Station Smithsonian.

African Art Museum Exhibits the finest examples of traditional and contemporary art from the entire continent of Africa. Location: 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC. Admission Free. Hours: 10am-5:30pm closed December 25. Closest Metro Station Smithsonian.

Meschac Gaba Museum Restaurant From Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997 – 2002

Meschac Gaba Museum Restaurant From Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997 – 2002

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