The National Museum of African Art opened a new permanent exhibition titled Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts on November 4.The installation features over 300 works of art and comprises the largest long-term presentation of the Museum’s permanent collection to date. Visionary is “the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.”
The National Museum of African Art is exhibiting Jim Chuchu's Invocations, thru June 24, 2018. The museum is the first institution to acquire and display the Kenyan multimedia artist's suite of video projections: Invocation: The Severance of Ties (2015)and Invocation: Release (2015).”
The exhibition is curated by Karen E. Milbourne. The two distinct videos loop in succession and follow the structure of initiation ritual.
The Museum of African Art is exhibiting Artists' Books and Africa for an indefinite period. The exhibition is the first to focus on African artists' books from the Smithsonian Libraries’ Warren M. Robbins Library and the National Museum of African Art.