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“World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean”

May 9 - May 31

Free

If you’ve ever seen a gorgeously carved Swahili door, you understand why the wooden wonders are so renowned. If not, you’ll find several at this exhibit of more than 160 artifacts from the Swahili Coast of East Africa, which has a rich history as a center of global trade among Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also on display: illuminated Korans, elaborate maps, and much more.

Details

Start:
May 9
End:
May 31
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/world-on-the-horizon-swahili-arts-across-the-indian-ocean-6255

Venue

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