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 exhibit connects objects and other […]

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, participants, and attendants are all […]