National Museum of African Art

African Art Museum
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

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Wednesday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Admission is free


The National Museum of African Art is the only national museum in the United States dedicated to the collection, exhibition, conservation, and study of the arts of Africa. On exhibit are the finest examples of traditional and contemporary art from the entire continent of Africa.


The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection; Yinka Shonibare's Wind Sculpture VIICurrents: Water in African Art; Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts.

We encourage the use of public transportation.

Metro Station: Smithsonian (Mall or Independence Ave. exit)

There is no public parking facility for Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Limited 3-hour metered parking and commercial lots are available—see parking map. Reserved parking near the museums can be purchased in advance through ParkWhiz.

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