Good as Gold

In Smithsonian Sidedoor's "Good as Gold" podcast episode, journey with Gus Casely-Hayford, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, to learn how gold was the foundation for massive empires—and his own family—and how it continues shining brightly in West African culture today. If you are in Washington, D.C., don't miss Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women (October 24, 2018 – February 2, 2020). Good as Gold examines the production, display, and circulation of gold in Senegal as it celebrates a significant gift of gold jewelry to the National Museum of African Art’s collection.