Much of this collection depicts architecture and peoples in such varying places as Mali, Niger, the Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso. There are images of peoples including the Dogon in Timbuktu, Gao, San, and Fulani peoples.
Photographs displayed in the exhibition entitled, "Regards croises," held at the National Museum of Mali in Bamako, Mali, from July 27 through August 26, 1990. The exhibit was a joint effort between the National Museum of Mali and The National Museum of African Art (U.S.), which included images from both museums. The prints are complementary copies from the National Museum of Mali. The National Museum of African Art provided images from the photographer, Eliot Elisofon.
This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.
Photographs taken by Christopher DeCorse during his travels in Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire.
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of exhibitions and special events at the National Museum of African Art. Also included are materials relating to the opening of the museum in its mall location, the building's 10th anniversary celebration, and biographical information for Roslyn A. Walker (Director, 1997-2002) and ...