Anacostia Community Museum Archives

When the Spirit Moves: African American Dance in History and Art audiovisual records

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-061
Creators:
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (U.S.)
Dates:
circa 2000-2001
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
9 Sound recordings
9 audio cassette sound recordings
0.1 Linear feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on African American Dance, held at the Arts and Industries Building December 14, 2000 - June 1, 2001. More than 300 paintings, photographs, sculpture, and archival objects -- some dating to the early 1600s -- are used to trace African American dance from its roots in west and central Africa through the 20th century. On view are masks, robes, drums and musical instruments from Africa, along with works by such artists as Richmond Barthe, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Archibald Motley, Sam Gilliam, and Howardena Pindell. Dancers featured include the Nicholas Brothers, Josephine Baker, Carmen de Lavallade, and Alvin Ailey. Organized by the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio. Sponsored by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. This collection of audiovisual records contains sound recordings of the exhibition script.

Administration
Author
ACMA staff

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
When the Spirit Moves: African American Dance in History and Art
audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa, West -- History -- Exhibitions Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa, Central Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Community Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu