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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Field Trips
Presented by: National Museum of African Art
Calling students of all ages! Come learn about the arts of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Specify which tour you would like: "Heroes: Principles of African Greatness"; "Caravans of Gold: Art, Culture, and Exchange in Medieval Saharan Africa"; "I AM... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa"; "Highlights Tour"; "Currents: Water in African Art"; "Building Communities: Gender in African Art"; "Visionary: Viewpoints on African Art"; "JAMBO"; or let us know what subject you're studying and we'll cater a tour to your needs. We're currently developing a tour for STEAM programs -- adding an A for Art -- and are ready to launch if you are!
Date: 4/23/20, 4/30/20, 5/12/20, 5/26/20
Time: 10:20 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC 20013
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Dance, Music/ Music Production, Theatre, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), Foreign Langugage, History/Geography
Grades: K - 12
Ticket capacity: up to 40 per date 

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African Art Tours 
Presented by: National Museum of African Art 

Guides will work collaboratively with the teacher to develop a tour that meets any particular curricular needs. (If the teachers have few requests, we can simply offer a grade-appropriate tour.) Students typically stay in the museum a bit longer and explore on their own -- or we can provide scavenger hunt cards that foster looking -- and then eat sack lunches in the garden outside. 
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Science, Technology, Arts, Philosophy, Architecture/Urban Studies, Diversity 
Grades: K-12th
Location: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. Washington DC
Dates: 1/3/2020, 1/9/2020, 1/15/2020, 1/21/2020, 1/31/2020, 2/5/2020, 2/7/2020, 2/24/2020, 3/2/2020, 3/6/2020 3/17/2020, 3/23/2020, 3/27/2020
Times: 10:30 and 2:00 
Duration: 1 hour
Ticket Capacity: 20 students per tour



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