This museum is great - it looks small but most of it is underground. The entry level windows and staircase are beautiful without being extravagantly showy - a very nice experience after being in the Library of Congress. There are lovely gardens adjacent. Great displays.
The collection is somewhat smaller than the african art collection I saw in New York, but still manage to capture our eyes with their unique feature of the exhibits. Worth a trip. Also the design of the building is quite cool, give out a bit of an eerie touch to the museum.
There are some more traditional African works at the museum but I think the more modern pieces are more interesting. Connected to the Sackler underground, it can be viewed in less than an hour. Not a must see, but worth visiting if time.
Beautiful architecture and intro pieces but lacking in so many ways. African continent is very rich in arts and cultural items and therefore using only one region items doesn't represent the continent (this exhibit has mostly west African pieces) - would recommend articles from historically rich Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland & Madagascar... 更多
This was an incredible experience...me and my sister visited this museum and it was life changing my sister who has been hesitant about going to Africa with me..But after the museum she is all set and ready to go..Its free the art, video pieces, information was excellent.
Visited the National Museum of African Art.It was so awesome! Viewed all kinds of Jewelry. A young lady was mading a bracelet while we were there.viewed all three levels. very educational.
I love the African Art museum. It, as well as its companion Asian art museum, are underground behind the Smithsonian's Castle building. It sounds a bit odd but the buildings work and the exhibit space in both places are quite lovely. Exhibitions change fairly frequently so check on-ilne to see what's being offered. Great gift shop Wonderful permanent collection. Quiet.... 更多
The Walt-Disney-Tishman Collection is the backbone of this fascinating museum. The "African Mosaic" exhibition gives a good idea of the total holdings, though it focuses on recent work, such as a superb piece by El Anatsui, a favorite of ours/. The exhibition of photos by Chief S.O. Alonge is also very good. Well worth the time.
Shortly after eating lunch at the cafe in the Smithsonian Castle, I walked out into the garden to enjoy the sunshine before my next scheduled photoshoot and spied the National Museum of African Art (not to be confused with the National Museum of African American History and Culture). I had not planned to stop there but couldn't pass it up... 更多