National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian)

The mission of National Museum of African Art is To inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of African arts and cultures worldwide. The primary mission of the Education Department of the National Museum of African Art is to strengthen global arts and humanities appreciation by helping to increase understanding of our world’s cultural and artistic traditions through the lens of African and its diasporas.

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Stories Can Take You Places
Presented by: Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art

Building community through rich tales, storyteller Diane Macklin animates tales from different regions of the African continent. This dynamic, interactive storytelling experience is seasoned with rhythm, sounds, and movement to ignite the imagination and take the listeners on an exciting journey. A program designed especially for Head Start and Pre-K through 2nd grade.
Date: 10/4; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15
Time: 10:20 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, Foreign Langugage, History/Geography
Grades: PreK - 2nd Grade
Ticket capacity: 40 per date 

Cover Stories: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
Presented by:  Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art

Immerse your students in the literature that they are studying and take their understanding and enjoyment to a whole new level with a visit at the National Museum of African Art. Tour a special exhibition that celebrates one of the best known literary works from Africa, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. View Igbo art work on display and see visual stories related to the book come to life.
Dates & Times: 
10/2; 10/12; 10/16; 10/19; 10/30 @ 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM
11/7; 11/28; 12/6; 12/20 @ 11:45 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 9th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 40 per date 

Supplementary Materials: AHFES School Field Trips brochure

Jambo School Tour: An Introduction to African Art
Presented by: Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art

Discover the National Museum of African Art with us! Bring your students to tour one of our exciting exhibitions and learn about the museum’s unique architecture—the museum is 96% underground! Examine objects and ideas through a variety of age-appropriate activities. Our guides use imaginative strategies to help students learn focused looking and make connections to African Art. Tours can be tailored to meet the needs of your school.
Date: 10/1; 10/4; 10/8; 10/9; 10/10; 10/15; 10/18; 10/22; 10/23; 10/24; 10/26; 10/29; 11/1; 11/2; 11/5; 11/8; 11/9; 11/12; 11/13; 11/15; 11/16; 11/19; 11/20; 11/21; 11/26; 11/29; 11/30; 12/3; 12/4; 12/5; 12/7; 12/10; 12/12; 12/13; 12/14; 12/17; 12/18; 12/19; 12/21
Time: 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 40 per date 

Supplementary Materials: AHFES School Field Trips brochure

The Looking Lab: Learning the 7 Elements of Art
Presented by: Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art

All artists use visual tools to communicate—visit the museum and discover how to decode and understand any work of art! Students will learn the 7 elements of art, the essential units needed to become art experts, through closely examining objects and ideas with a variety of age-appropriate activities. Docents use imaginative strategies to help students learn focused-looking, and will tailor all tours to your needs in terms of themes and grade- and age-level. Touchable objects available upon request.
Date: 10/3; 10/11; 10/17; 10/25; 10/31; 11/6; 11/14; 11/27; 12/11
Time: 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Philosophy, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 3rd - 5th Grade
Ticket capacity: 40 per date

Supplementary Materials: AHFES School Field Trips brochure

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