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September 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20560, United States

Explore the Museum of African Art in French!

Candace LaRocca, Docent and student at the Alliance Francaise will offer guided tours in French of:
Divine Comedy Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists.

The exhibit, curated by internationally acclaimed writer and art critic Simon Njami, uses Dante Alighieri’s epic poem written in the 14th century as a take off for 40 of some of the most dynamic contemporary artists, of multiple religions and cultures, from 19 African nations and the diaspora to interrogate the concepts of heaven, purgatory and hell – or good, bad and in between.

The exhibit is stunningly displayed on all four floors of the museum plus the stairwells.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-tours-in-french-at-the-national-museum-of-african-art-sunday-september-13-tickets-17313438962