Encompassing policy, business, and culture, The Africa Center operates locally and globally to transform our understanding of contemporary Africa.

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Opportunities at The Africa Center

Kofi Annan


Free Entry to Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at MAD

African UN Ambassadors come together for an evening of dialogue

African Festivals to give you the Travel Bug

A Celebration of Culture and Community

Kehinde Wiley’s Obama Portrait Commission

Who’s going to be at our Community Day on October 14?

“Top of the Mile” Community Day, October 14

Fall Roundup: African Art & Culture in NYC

Artist Spotlight: Tahir Karmali

Hip Deep in Nigeria: Afropop’s new series

Blogger Spotlight: Kenyan Current Affairs blog Owaahh

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Social Prefect tours in Nigeria

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to NYC

African events for Immigrant Heritage Week

Board President Halima Dangote interviewed by CNBC Africa

Fly-Through of The Africa Center now online!

Blogger Spotlight: Kitchen Butterfly

Contemporary African Art in NYC: Winter Roundup 2017

Blogger Spotlight: African Book Addict!

Martin Luther King in Africa

Nelson Mandela’s heartbreaking prison letter, read by Common

American billionaire funds education for rescued Chibok girls

Congratulations to David Adjaye on his knighthood

African + African American = Pop Hits

Ibrahim El Salahi’s “Vision of the Tomb” included in exhibition at Haus der Kunst, Munich

Contemporary African Art in NYC: Fall 2016 Roundup

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Afropolitan sounds like: Young Paris

Mali’s Musician’s fighting back, with music!



George Osodi

Artist Spotlight: El Anatsui

From our Partners at Bechtel | Local Content Policies and Programs: An Enabler for Development and Growth in Africa

African Print Fabrics Inspiring Designers Across the Globe

Gonçalo Mabunda’s Beautiful Sculpture from Decommissioned Weapons

Saving Mali’s Manuscripts

Artist Spotlight: Paul Sika

Okayafrica Interview with Fab 5 Freddy

Inspiration: Sembène!


Remembering Malick Sidibe

Over 40 historic publications now available to read free on our site.

Contemporary African Art in NYC – Spring 2016 Roundup

Recommended Podcast: Things Come Together — Truths about Tech in Africa

Blog Post: Voodoo Funk

Recommended Article: 12 Times African Women Have Already Made History In 2016

Recommended Video: Upfront – Reality Check: Africa is not a country

Recommended Article: Exploring a Century of Art From Congo

Fab 5 Freddy’s February Playlist

Meet Hadeel Ibrahim

Hadeel Ibrahim is the 30-year-old force of nature behind the Africa Center

Some Marched Their Own Way

Holland Cotter’s Favorite Art Events

The Africa Center’s Journey in N.Y.

Former Museum for African Art Celebrated Its Reinvention


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