Admission … During the initial reopening phase, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is closed on Mondays and Tuesday and open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Printed and digital passes will be scanned at the entrances of the Museum on Madison Drive.

This symposium considered the dynamic locations, unique objects, and remarkable individuals whose stories evidence a radical realignment of historic power structures and axes of travel, growth, and exchange.
Admission is free. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Smithsonian, including instructions about wearing face coverings and social distancing. Some exhibitions and interactives, including the Reflection Booths, Genealogy Database, Arc Interactive, São José Interactive, Green Book, Power of Place, Neighborhood Record Store, and In the Studio, remain closed to visitors. Sweet Home Café will remain closed during the initial reopening stages. For the safety of our visitors and staff, groups larger than six are strictly prohibited. The symposium was co-organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and National Museum of Asian Art, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. nmafaweb@si.edu. Please do not arrive before the entry time on your pass. By visiting the Smithsonian, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Washington, D.C. 20560, 202-633-4600 Women’s Initiative at the National Museum of African Art, Johnnetta Betsch Cole Fund for the Future, National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution, Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor, Highlights from the Disney - Tishman Gift, Loans to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting the Smithsonian. About. Please maintain a safe social distance of six feet or more between individuals or household groups of six or less at all times. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except December 25. UPCOMING EVENTS, Download our mobile apps as a complement to your Museum visit and as a way to discover some of the many stories found in our collection. Passes are released daily beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the only national museum in the United States dedicated to the collection, exhibition, conservation and study of the arts of Africa.

Timed-entry passes are required. Numbers only. Visitors can reserve passes up to 30 days in advance. Visitors can reserve up to  six passes maximum.

Some galleries that remain open are designed with narrow entrances and pathways, as well as low ceiling heights, in order to create an intimate and close experience for visitors; the Museum requires visitors to follow one directional flow in these areas and posts signage accordingly for adequate social distancing. Women’s Initiative at the National Museum of African Art, Johnnetta Betsch Cole Fund for the Future, National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution, SYMPOSIUM: AfricAsia: Overlooked Histories of Exchange. To view the status of the Smithsonian’s other museums and Zoo, visit si.edu/museums. VISIT FAQS, All on-site public tours and programs are currently suspended. Thank you for choosing to donate to support the programs at the National Museum of African Art, Enter amount of your donation: Please note that we do not offer coat, bag, or locker storage at this time. During the initial reopening phase, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is closed on Mondays and Tuesday and open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. To inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of African arts and cultures worldwide. Admission is free. 950 Independence Avenue, SW ET. We’re implementing safe social distancing, including one-way paths and directional guidance. Copyright © 2020 Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Connections between African and Asian spaces have defined cultural identities and expressions across centuries. The Smithsonian  is doing its part to mitigate transmission intensity, and we ask you, our  visitors,  to do the same and help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund.

DOWNLOAD MOBILE APPS. Face coverings are also strongly recommended for visitors between the ages of two and six, per CDC guidelines. Please see a list of items not allowed in the Museum before planning your visit. Privacy | Copyright | 202.633.4600 | africa.si.edu.
Timed-entry passes are required. At the National Museum of African Art we inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of African arts and cultures worldwide. Please check our upcoming events for specific dates and details. All visitors, regardless of age, must have a free, timed-entry. As we begin a gradual, phased reopening for the Museum, we’re putting safety first with new measures in place to protect everyone’s health. The museum’s entrance pavilion is a welcoming introduction to Africa, its art, peoples and cultures. The building houses the museum’s collection, exhibition galleries, public education facilities, an art conservation laboratory, a research library and photographic archives. Review the Visit FAQs for more information about planning your visit and what to expect when you arrive at the Museum. If you cannot visit the Museum on your scheduled date, then you may cancel your passes or exchange them for a different date, subject to availability.