The Museum of African Art is an interesting multi-level museum. It is newer and nicer than many of the other Smithsonian museums, and it is also much less crowded. There are some nice niches, alcoves and interior courtyards where you can just enjoy some quiet time in a nice setting away from the crowds.
I have no knowledge of African Art, but there seemed to be a lot of it from a lot of different countries and time periods, with art ranging from hundreds of years old to contemporary works. I do feel that the museum could do a better job of orienting visitors to different African art styles and regions, as I suspect many visitors are like me and have much limited knowledge about African geography, history and art. Still, I enjoyed the many interesting pieces here, and there is certainly plenty of information about the pieces on display.
On the whole, the museum and the collection are a nice change of pace from the traditional museums with gallery after gallery of classical paintings and sculptures.
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