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Adults - $5; Seniors and Students - $3; Children under 12 - $1
Weds.-Thurs. 12pm-6pm, Fri. 12pm-8pm, Sat.-Sun. 10am-6pm
When to Go:
All ages are welcome.
- The African Art Museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
- The Museum for African Art will be closed until the completion of the Museum's new building on Fifth Avenue and 110th Street in Manhattan.
Museum for African Art Quick Facts
- The Museum of African Art is located in the Long Island City neighborhood, in the Queens borough of New York City.
- Since its inception, the Museum of African Art has organized over 50 critically acclaimed exhibitions that have been shown in almost 140 venues around the world.
- The Museum of African Art was founded in 1984.
3601 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, US
Phone Number: 718.784.7700
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Features: Founded in 1984, the Museum for African Art strives to bring the very best in African art and culture to the widest possible audience. Since its inception, the Museum has organized over 50 critically acclaimed exhibitions that have been shown in almost 140 venues around the world. Past exhibitions include Africa Explores: 20th-Century African Art, Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa, and Material Differences: Art and Identity in Africa.
Why We Go: In its 30 years, the African Art Museum has come to be regarded as one of the finest museums dedicated to African art and culture, not only in New York, but in the entire world. It is so popular, in fact, that it will be joining the other famous NYC museums on Museum Mile in 2011.
- Acclaim: For its contributions to New York City, the Museum for African Art was one of 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation in 2005.
- Excellence in Exhibitions: The Museum for African Art showcases only the finest in African art. Among its most acclaimed exhibitions are Africa Explores: 20th-Century African Art, Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art, and Art/Artifact: African Art in Anthropology Collections.
- Store: While the exhibitions are the main attraction at the Museum for African Art, the on-site store has its own appeal. Here you'll find handmade barbershop signs, Baule pottery, Baule spirit spouses, and jewelry imported from Africa.
Inside Knowledge: Originally called the Center for African Art, the African Art Museum NY was founded in 1984 to help increase public understanding of African art and culture. Under the direction of Susan Mullin Vogel, the Museum flourished, and as of 2011 has brought nearly 60 critically acclaimed exhibitions to almost 140 venues around the world. Currently located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, the Museum will move to a new 90,000-square-foot location on Museum Mile in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood in 2011.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Visit the New Museum: In fall of 2011, the Museum of African Art will move to a new location on Museum Mile in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. The new building will comprise 90,000 square feet with 16,000 square feet of exhibition space, and will feature a theater, education center, library, restaurant, and gift shop.
- Do Drop by the Shop: After viewing the exhibitions, be sure to drop by the on-site store at the Museum for African Art, where you can purchase barbershop signs, Baule pottery, Baule spirit spouses, jewelry, and recycled art. These items are made exclusively for the Museum and imported directly from Africa.
- Don't Miss Traveling Exhibitions: The Museum for African Art is proud to share its rich and thought-provoking exhibitions with other museums around the world. Be sure to check and see if any of their critically acclaimed exhibitions will be coming to your hometown.
- Don't Overlook Publications: Most of the critically acclaimed exhibitions at the Museum for African Art have been accompanied by scholarly catalogues. These professional and insightful publications illuminate the works that they accompany and further increase public understanding of African art and culture.