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  • user warning: Table './africalo_afrilive/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists</p>\n<p>will be on view at National Museum of African Art from April 8 through Aug.<br />\n2 2015</p>\n<p>Guest curated by internationally acclaimed critic and scholar Simon Njami, with assistance at the National Museum of African Art from curator Karen Milbourne, this monumental exhibition explores the themes of Dante’s epic poem with new commissions and cutting-edge artworks by more than 40 contemporary artists from 18 African countries as well as the African diaspora. </p>\n<p>National Museum of African Art<br />\nSmithsonian Institution<br />\n950 Independence Avenue, SW I Washington DC 20013</p>\n', created = 1563767523, expire = 1563853923, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:e809c27b0f281a661b89a2ebc1dba17f' in /home/africalo/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './africalo_afrilive/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art presents<br />\nAfrican Art House Film Festival.</p>\n<p><strong>February 2012</strong><br />\nThursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.<br />\nFree Admission<br />\nFirst-come, first-served tickets available at theater box office day of screening<br />\nLimit of 4 passes per person</p>\n<p>All screenings at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC</p>\n<p><strong>February 2</strong><br />\nMan On Ground U.S. premiere!<br />\nDir. Akin Omotoso. South Africa 2011. 90 min, English with Yoruba, Sotho, Zulu.<br />\nAn indie thriller that portrays the rising xenophobia against Nigerian immigrants in<br />\nSouth Africa.<br />\nQ &amp; A with director Akin Omotoso and actor Hakeem Kae Kazim</p>\n<p><strong>February 9</strong><br />\nTouki Bouki<br />\nDir. Djibril Diop Mambety. Senegal 1973. 85 min., Wolof, Arabic, French with English<br />\nsubtitles.<br />\nThis classic road movie from Senegal follows two young lovers living in Dakar who<br />\nlong for Paris and concoct schemes to pay their way.<br />\nQ &amp; A with film historian Fran&ccedil;oise Pfaff (Howard University)</p>\n<p><strong>February 16</strong><br />\nAristotle\'s Plot<br />\nDir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo. Zimbabwe /Cameroon 1996. 71 min.<br />\nWith a heavy dose of satire, this postmodern film questions if Africans prefer high<br />\nart festival films or American action flicks.<br />\nQ &amp; A with film historian Mbye Cham (Howard University)</p>\n<p><strong>February 23</strong><br />\nThe Nine Muses<br />\nDir. John Akomfrah. Alaska and archival material, 2011. 94 min.<br />\nThis beautiful and enigmatic documentary film mixes archival material and original<br />\nscenes, and considers mass migration to post-war Britain from 1949 to 1970 as a<br />\nparallel to Homer\'s The Odyssey.<br />\nQ &amp; A with director John Akomfrah</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1563767523, expire = 1563853923, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:a40bb05110090e4c60000e66b99829ed' in /home/africalo/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists

will be on view at National Museum of African Art from April 8 through Aug.
2 2015

Guest curated by internationally acclaimed critic and scholar Simon Njami, with assistance at the National Museum of African Art from curator Karen Milbourne, this monumental exhibition explores the themes of Dante’s epic poem with new commissions and cutting-edge artworks by more than 40 contemporary artists from 18 African countries as well as the African diaspora.

National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution
950 Independence Avenue, SW I Washington DC 20013

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