National Museum of African Art

File photo of Bill Cosby, speaking at the 55th anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington in 2013. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby to Loan African-American Art for 1st Time to Smithsonian

Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their extensive collection of African-American art for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.

09/15/2014

Members of the Kankouran West African Dance Company perform in D.C. to celebrate Nelson Mandel's 95th birthday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

African Art Museum In DC Invites Mandela Tribute

The National Museum of African Art in Washington is inviting visitors to sign a condolence book for Nelson Mandela.

12/06/2013

The newly installed statue of South African leader Nelson Mandela seen in front of the South African Embassy, as remodeling is ongoing, Dec. 5, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

South African Embassy in D.C. Flooded With Visitors for Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s death has sparked people in the Washington area to pay tribute to the anti-apartheid icon.

12/06/2013

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Smithsonian’s African Art Museum Gets $1.8 Million From Oman

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is receiving a $1.8 million gift from Oman, the largest donation in the museum’s history.

11/26/2013

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Smithsonian Limits Gallery Closures to 3 Museums

The Smithsonian Institution will begin closing some galleries Wednesday due to budget cuts from Congress but none of the major exhibitions will be affected.

04/30/2013

File photo of Maya Angelou. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Maya Angelou to Visit Smithsonian Friday

Poet Maya Angelou is visiting the Smithsonian Institution to sit down with the director of the National Museum of African Art for a discussion.

02/01/2013

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Best 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Washington DC

Start 2013 off right by exploring some of the most exciting exhibits at D.C. museums.

12/24/2012

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