National Gallery of Caricature and Cartoon Art 1317 F St. N W„ Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20004 Tel: (202) 633-64 111 Admission: free.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, llam-4pm.
Facilities: Exhibition Area.
Activities: Education Programs: Permanent Exhibits: Temporary Exhibitions.
The basis of the permanent collection is the private collection of editorial cartoonist Art Wood, totaling 45,000 original works by 3,000 artists and spanning the period from 1747 to the present. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Ave, S.W, Washington, DC 20560 Tel: (202) 357-4600 Fax: (202) 357-4879 TDDY: (202» 357-4814 Internet Address: www.si.edunmafa Director: Dr. Roslyn A. Walker Admission: free.
View of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art Photo Gallery
Open: Daily, 10am-5:30pm.
Closed: Christinas Day.
Facilities: Archives (300.000 photographs and transparencies; 120,000 feet of unedited film, videos): Exhibition Area. Library (20,000 volumes; Mon-Fri, 9am-5:15pm, by appointment); Shop.
Activities: Demonstrations: Education
Programs (college students) Films; Guided Tours; Lectures; Performances.
Pub!n ations: exhibition catalogues: pamphlets.
Founded in 1964 as a private institution, the Museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979. The Museum celebrates the visual traditions of the diverse cultures of Africa and fosters an appreciation of African art and civilizations. While the Museums primary focus is collecting and exhibiting the traditional arts of sub-Saharan Africa, it collects and exhibits the arts of northern Africa and the ancient and contemporary arts of the entire continent. Exhibitions on the Museums first level are drawn from the permanent collection of over 7,000 objects. Primary works in wood, metal, ceramics, cloth, and ivory, as well as new acquisitions are exhibited on a rotating basis. Highlights of the permanent collection include collections of royal Benin art and central African ceramics. Small experimental exhibitions, usually focused on works from the permanent collection, are also presented on the first level. A gallery devoted to major temporary exhibitions is located on the second level.