The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will hold its second annual African Art Awards Dinner

“Honor, Inspire and Include” is the theme of this year’s dinner. The dynamic celebration of art, culture and philanthropy will feature artists, speakers and honorees as part of the museum’s larger women’s initiative—a commitment begun in 2012 and launched as a sustained initiative in 2017 to emphasize the creative voices of African women artists through the National Museum of African Art’s collections, research, publications and exhibitions. The 2017 artist honorees are internationally renowned artists Ghada Amer and Mary Sibande and philanthropist Alice Walton.

  • When: Friday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: The dinner will take place in the Smithsonian’s iconic Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
  • Tickets are available on the museum’s website or by phone at (202) 633-3773.
  • Read more: African Art Awards Dinner release__17 345A

 

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