National Museum of African Art Presents a Discussion with Grammy Award-Winning, Singer-Songwriter, Poet and Actress Jill Scott

National Museum of the American Indian Will Host the Event
July 9, 2013
News Release
Jill Scott

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, will be in conversation with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times bestselling poet and critically acclaimed actress Jill Scott as part of Cole’s Director’s Discussion Series. The event will be held Friday, Aug. 9, at the Rasmuson Theater in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

General admission is $30. VIP admission, which includes access to the discussion and a reception afterward, is $100.

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The Director’s Discussion Series features leading public intellectuals, artists and other cultural leaders in conversation with Cole. The series started in 2011 with a discussion between Cole and renowned philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah of Princeton University. In July 2012, Cole sat down with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and in February 2013 with poet Maya Angelou.

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Note to editors: To request an interview with Cole or Scott, contact Eddie Burke at (202) 633-4660 or