Take a walk through the historic streets, alleys, and courtyards of Washington, D.C., stopping to take in the art, snap photos and learn about the artists and what messages and meanings may be behind their…
Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Celebrate African Art Through the Ages
Emmanuel Amoah Gogo interprets the messages found in the art for the group’s understanding of the richness of the many different African cultures represented at the museum. This tour transports 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. Discover how Africa’s sons and daughters have not only developed the continent but have contributed to the development of other continents through travel and trade (this tour does not focus on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade).
We 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. See African wood art and interpret the symbols, utility, and messages, ceramics made by women for household, music, and governmental activities, and baskets to show how brilliant Africans utilized materials of canes and grass.
Tour Guide | Emmanuel Amoah Gogo
A D.C. licensed tour guide who was born in Ghana, Emmanuel is a member of the Tour Guides Association of Ghana and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides in D.C. Previously, he worked as a guide in Ghana for 18 years. He has excelled scholastically through the NOVA Tour Guiding program. Overall, he has 26 years of experience as a professional guide. He loves traveling to trace the 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 D.C. guide and a part-time history interpreter at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
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