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Art Night on the Mall

Enjoy extended summer hours and special films, lectures and gallery tours at the National Museum of African Art, the Freer and Arthur M. Sackler galleries, and the Hirshhorn Museum, Thursday evenings until 8 P.M. through September 3. The Ripley Center's International Gallery, the Hirshhorn's Full Circle Café and the museum shops will also be open.


Special August Exhibitions, Events


National Museum Of African Art

African Design and the Furniture of Pierre Legrain
(August 16 through November 29)
Explores the influence of African chairs and stools on the work of French Art Deco designer Pierre Legrain.

Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings
(through September 7)
Presents 35 major carvings.

Images of Power and Identity
More than 100 works from the collection.

The Art of the Personal Object
Features utilitarian objects from Africa and celebrates their aesthetic values.

The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897
Features the museum's collection from the royal court of the capital of the kingdom of Benin as it existed before British colonial rule.

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