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Article concerns the new National Museum of African Art. Addresses its beginnings as the Museum of African Art under Warren Robbins, the new building that houses the collection, and the museum's growth and change over the years. Also describes the black-tie dinner held in honor of the opening of the museum.


  • Robbins, Warren M
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)


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The Washington Post (Newspaper)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


September 17, 1987


  • Art, African
  • Art
  • Openings
  • Architecture
  • New Museums
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Art objects
  • Art--History
  • Buildings

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