PRIVATE TOUR SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
Join Emmanuel Gogo, originally from Ghana (West Africa), for a two hour tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Emmanuel will interpret the messages found in the art for the group’s understanding of the richness of the many different African cultures represented at the museum. Our tour will transport you to selected countries in Africa to learn about their civilization, cultures, and how Africans have been influential in shaping the World’s developmental progress. You will find Africa’s Sons and Daughters have not only developed the Continent but have contributed to the development of other continents through travel and trade (We will not focus on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade). We will begin our journey by looking at early African Art and travel through to Modern African Art. The exhibits at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art begin around the 15th Century, and also include art from modern times. We will see African wood art and interpret the symbols, utility, and messages; ceramics made by women for household, music, and governmental activities; baskets to show how brilliant an African utilized materials of canes and grass.
About Emmanuel Gogo — A DC licensed Tour Guide who was born in Ghana (West Africa). Emmanuel Gogo, is a member of the Tour Guides Association of Ghana and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides in DC. Previously, he worked as a guide in Ghana for eighteen and a half years. Scholastically he has excelled through NOVA Tour Guiding program. Overall, he has 26 years’ experience as a professional guide. He loves traveling to trace existence of African heritage in other parts of the world and relating cultural similarities to the African Continent (Not leaving out the final outcome of SLAVERY). He currently works as a freelance DC guide and a part-time history interpreter at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
January 20, February 17, March 3
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 2 hour duration
Cost $60.00 per person USDA. All tickets are nonrefundable. Group max is 20 people. Purchased tickets may not be used as credit towards future tour.