Friday, February 23, 2007

February is Black History Month
Family Field Trip to "African Vision" at the African Art Museum, the Smithsonian,Washington, DC

Since 1984 the Disney-Tisch collection of African art has been locked away in a climate controlled warehouse. Rarely seen, it is now on display at the National Museum of African Art in Washington and will fascinate children and adults alike.

Discover a mask from Cameroon, its full beard made from spider web silk; a guardian figure from Gabon which curators found had a surprise face on its back; five masks from Nigeria and Cameroon constructed from antelope skin; rare sculpture and items from 75 different cultures and 20 countries.

If you live in the DC area, or plan to visit, be sure and check out this fascinating exhibit at the National Museum of African Art Museum in the Smithsonian. If you cannot attend in person, you can visit the collection online and get more information at:

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