The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art is home to the Institution's collection of African artwork. Exhibits include paintings, ceramics, textiles, pottery, and other forms of artwork from African artists representing styles and cultures of the continent. The museum's includes the Walt-Disney Tishman collection, with over 500 items collected by Paul and Ruth Tishman, donated to the museum to the Smithsonian in 2005.
The museum features two permanent exhibits:
The museum also runs special exhibitions throughout the year. For a current listing, see the museum's listing of current exhibitions
The National Museum of African Art is located on the National Mall. The entrance is behind the SmithsonainCastle by the Edin A. Haupt Garden, aside Independence Ave. A small building serves as the entryway, while the majority of the facility is locaed beneth the garden. The museum is connected to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art, and S. Dillon Ripley Center underground.
Two metro stops are located nearby:
As with other Smithsonian Institution museums and galleries, there is no cost for admission to the National Museum of African Art.
Learn more at http://africa.si.edu/.