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Accession 11-005

National Museum of African Art. Office of External Affairs

Publicity Records, 1983-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art. Office of External Affairs
Title: Publicity Records
Dates: 1983-2006
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 11-005
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of exhibitions and special events at the National Museum of African Art. Also included are materials relating to the opening of the museum in its mall location, the building's 10th anniversary celebration, and biographical information for Roslyn A. Walker (Director, 1997-2002) and Philip L. Ravenhill (Chief Curator, 1987-1997). Exhibitions include "The Fabric of Moroccan Life;" "Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora;" "Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals;" "Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation;" "A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection;" "New Acquisitions: Gifts from the Lawrence Gussman Collection;" "African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;" "Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear;" "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity;" "In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon;" "A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s;" "The Artistry of African Currency;" "Go Well, My Child: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee in Collaboration with Alan Paton;" "African Art in Color;" "African Islam;" "Encounters with the Contemporary;" "Beautiful Bodies: From and Decoration of African Pottery;" "Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar;" "In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960;" "Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt;" "Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures;" "Transatlantic Dialogue: Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa;" "Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space: Post-Apartheid Art from South Africa;" "Baule: African Art/Western Eyes;" "African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain;" "Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings;" "Gifts to the National Collection of African Art;" "A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo;" "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group;" "Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa;" "Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba;" "A King and His Cloth: Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I;" "Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History;" "Ceramic Gestures: New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo;" "Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head;" "Seydou Keita, Photographer: Portraits from Bamako, Mali;" "Three Explorations: Yoruba, 'Temne,' and Baga;" "Art from the Forge;" "Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa;" "The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C.;" "Grace Kwami Sculpture: An Artist's Book by Atta Kwami;" "The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897;" "South Africa, 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee;" "Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments;" "Sokari Douglas Camp: 'Church Ede,' A Tribute to Her Father;" "Mohammad Omer Khalil, Etchings; Amir I. M. Nour, Sculpture;" "Beaded Splendor;" "Face of the Spirits: Masks from the Zaire Basin;" "Asen: Iron Altars from Ouidah, Republic of Benin;" "Dreaming the Other World;" "Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout;" "Images of Power and Identity;" "Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast;" "Recent Acquisitions/New Dimensions;" "Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring;" "The Art of Personal Object;" "Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa;" "African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire;" "Africa Illustrated: Fantasy and Reality Before 1900;" "A Cloth of Honor;" "Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone: Photographic Portraits by Vera Viditz-Ward;" "Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought;" "The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu;" "Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa;" "Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Ornaments from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal;" "The Essential Gourd;" "Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments;" "Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp;" "Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning;" "Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire;" and "Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa, 1902-1915." Materials include media reports, press releases, exhibition information, correspondence, clippings, brochures, flyers, event guides, invitations, and photographs.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of exhibitions and special events at the National Museum of African Art. Also included are materials relating to the opening of the museum in its mall location, the building's 10th anniversary celebration, and biographical information for Roslyn A. Walker (Director, 1997-2002) and Philip L. Ravenhill (Chief Curator, 1987-1997). Materials include media reports, press releases, exhibition information, correspondence, clippings, brochures, flyers, event guides, invitations, and photographs.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-005, National Museum of African Art. Office of External Affairs, Publicity Records

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Container List

Box 1

The Fabric of Moroccan Life, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals, 2001-2002; Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 4

A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection, 2002; New Acquisitions: Gifts from the Lawrence Gussman Collection, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 4

African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2006

Box 1 of 4

Symposium: Who Defines the Contemporary? Diaspora and Experiences in the Visual Arts, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Congressional Black Caucus, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Congressional Black Caucus, 2001

Box 1 of 4

College Night, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Ambassador Sanders Reception, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear, 1999; Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Asantehene Reception, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Africa: Culture and Development Roundtable and Reception, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Art Night on the Mall, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

The Artistry of African Currency, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Go Well, My Child: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee in Collaboration with Alan Paton, 1985-1986; African Art in Color, 1983; African Islam, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 4

Encounters with the Contemporary, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 4

Beautiful Bodies: From and Decoration of African Pottery, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 4

Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Pavilion Reopening, 2002

Box 1 of 4

In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 4

The Partnership to Cut Hunger in Africa Reception Honoring African Leaders, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

Transatlantic Dialogue: Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity, 1999-2000 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space: Post-Apartheid Art from South Africa, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Baule: African Art/Western Eyes, 1999

Box 1 of 4

African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Gifts to the National Collection of African Art, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 4

A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo, 1998

Box 2 of 4

The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 4

Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba, 1997

Box 2 of 4

A King and His Cloth: Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 4

Ceramic Gestures: New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 4

Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head, 1996

Box 2 of 4

Seydou Keita, Photographer: Portraits from Bamako, Mali, 1996

Box 2 of 4

Three Explorations: Yoruba, 'Temne,' and Baga, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 4

Art from the Forge, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 4

Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa, 1995; The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C., 1995-1998

Box 2 of 4

Grace Kwami Sculpture: An Artist's Book by Atta Kwami, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 4

The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C., 1995-1998; The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897

Box 2 of 4

South Africa, 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments, 2000-2001

Box 2 of 4

Sokari Douglas Camp: 'Church Ede,' A Tribute to Her Father, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Audience Survey, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Audience Survey, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Mohammad Omer Khalil, Etchings; Amir I. M. Nour, Sculpture, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Beaded Splendor, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Face of the Spirits: Masks from the Zaire Basin, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Asen: Iron Altars from Ouidah, Republic of Benin, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 4

Dreaming the Other World, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 4

Images of Power and Identity

Box 3 of 4

Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast, 1992-1993

Box 3 of 4

Recent Acquisitions/New Dimensions, 1992

Box 3 of 4

Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring, 1992

Box 3 of 4

The Art of Personal Object; Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa

Box 3 of 4

African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 4

Africa Illustrated: Fantasy and Reality Before 1900, 1991

Box 3 of 4

A Cloth of Honor, 1991

Box 3 of 4

Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone: Photographic Portraits by Vera Viditz-Ward, 1990-1991

Box 3 of 4

Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, 1990

Box 3 of 4

The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 4

Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 4

Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Ornaments from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal, 1989

Box 3 of 4

The Essential Gourd, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 4

Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp, 1988-1989; Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning, 1988-1989

Box 3 of 4

Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire, 1988

Box 3 of 4

Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa, 1902-1915, 1988

Box 3 of 4

Press Releases, 1986-1988

Box 3 of 4

New Acquisitions: Gifts from the Lawrence Gussman Collection, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 4

Roslyn A. Walker

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Philip L. Ravenhill

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Quadrangle 10th Anniversary Celebration, 1997

Box 4 of 4

Inaugural Materials (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear, 1999

Box 4 of 4