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Smithsonian Affiliations

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Links to Smithsonian Affiliate museums across the nation. Find out if there is an Affiliate near you.

Radio Africa

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Free streams of the sounds that make up the diverse music of Africa including complete tracks from the collections of Smithsonian Folkways. From the rhythms of Benin to the wedding music of Ethiopia to the traditional Zulu music of South Africa to the parade music of Senegal, you'll never know what you'll hear next. Includes podcasts of talks, interviews, story-reading.

Masters of Brass: Lost-Wax Casting in Ghana

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This video showcases two Ghanaian artists who create figurative sculpture and jewelry using the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. Available for a three-week loan at no charge.

Nagayati: Arts and Architecture among the Gabra Nomads of Kenya

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This video presents the arts and architecture of the Gabra nomads in northern Kenya, focusing on the roles of women as designers, builders, owners, and users. Available for a three-week loan at no charge.

Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This video features seven contemporary Nigerian artists discussing their work and philosophies. Available for a three-week loan at no charge.

The Art of West African Strip-Woven Cloth

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This video shows the production of West African cloths woven on narrow-strip horizontal looms. Available for a three-week loan at no charge.

The Hands of the Potter

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Video featuring a demonstration by a Sundi potter in the Republic of Congo, who produces perfect vessels from moist clay. Available for a 3-week loan at no charge.

Togu Na and Cheko: Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Video examining traditional art forms as they exist in contemporary Mali, focusing on Dogon men sculptures and performances at Bamana festivals. Available for 3-week loan at no charge.

Calendar of Events (African Art)

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Calendar provides updated information on exhibitions and public programs.

African Vision + Highlights: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition features a timeline, an at-home activity guide, and a video introduction to the exhibition

African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition contains pieces made primarily by Akan artists living in Ghana and the neighboring Cote d'Ivoire.

Artful Animals

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition presents an array of African artistic representations of domestic and untamed animals. Discover how animals are employed to tell the history and moral values of their makers.

Chant Advedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition presenting the life and works of Chant Advedissian, and the ways in which he incorporates Egyptian identity and experience into his art.

Baga Drum, A Figurative Drum from Cote d'Ivoire

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Curriculum resource exploring the relationship among form, iconography, and function in African society, as well as the role of women and music in Baga society. Integrated classroom activities are provided.

Baule: African Art/Western Eyes

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
The 150 works in this online exhibition show the full range of Baule artistry, and contrasts the Baule experience of these objects with the ways that Western museums have presented them.

Beautiful Bodies: Color Pots

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
In this activity, children examine traditional African pots in the exhibition Beautiful Bodies and then color in the images on downloadable worksheets.

Body of Evidence (Selections from the Contemporary African Art Collection)

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition highlights objects from the National Museum of African Art's permanent contemporary collection.

The Fabric of Moroccan Life

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition presenting the history and significance of weaving and textiles in Moroccan culture.

In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition presenting a portrayal of Central Africa under colonial rule in photographs taken by Euro-American and African photographers.

Gavin Jantjes, A South African Artist

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
A curriculum resource providing background information on Jantjes as an artist and his inspiration in South African mythology. Includes suggestions for integrated classroom activities to accompany the material.

Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition presenting the history and significance of various forms of African headwear and the people who wear them.

Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Herm's Collection

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition showcases art from Northern Africa. The jewelry and photographs featured here tell the story of a cultural crossroads for the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe, offering insight into the changing societies of this region.

Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition focusing on Ethiopian Orthodox Church icons.

Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
This online exhibition addresses the overlap of African art and the communicative power of graphic systems, language, and the written word. Students see how artists have incorporated graphic forms of communication into their work.
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