Multimedia Exhibit Illuminates Mythical Underwater World at Museum of African Art

By Southwester Staff  Drexciya is a mythical aquatopia in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean populated by babies of enslaved African women who were thrown or jumped from slaving ships during the Middle Passage.  From the Deep: In the Wake of Drexciya with Ayana V. Jackson at the Smithsonian National […]

National Museum of African Art Offers Intimate Portrait of Nollywood Stars

By Southwester Staff  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has laid out a red carpet for guests to enter its latest exhibit: Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits. Udé’s world spans from homeland of Nigeria to his current base New York. In 2014, he returned to Nigeria to create portraits of […]

National Museum of African Art Exhibit Bridges Distance and History

By Southwester Staff  Currently on view at the Smithsonian ​​National Museum of African Art, the exhibit “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa” is filled with delightful surprises for lovers of art and archeology.  Covering 800 years of trade over three continents, the […]

Visions from the Forests at National Museum of African Art

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone is the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s gift to the public in celebrating its 50th year anniversary. Perhaps no art form brings together the creative efforts of so many diverse skills as the traditional African mask. Sculptors, performers, musicians, […]