National Museum of African Art

The Smithsonian’s 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. The museum’s collection of more than 9,000 African Art objects represents nearly every area of the continent of Africa and contains a variety of media and art forms—textiles, photography, sculpture, pottery, painting and jewelry and video art—dating from ancient to contemporary times. The museum also has the largest publicly held collection of contemporary African art in the United States.

Home to the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives for the study of the arts, cultures, and history of Africa.

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