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Birthright AFRICA invites scholars of African descent to explore their cultural roots and legacy of innovation, and to reflect on the resilience and brilliance of people of African descent, both in the US and in Africa.

Last summer, a group of...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center
The Africa Center3 weeks ago

How can we reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler? Artist Derrick Adams investigates this question and more in his exhibition "Sanctuary," on now at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design.

We're thrilled to partner with MAD to offer FREE...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center3 months ago

"I argue very strongly that sophistication and westernization don’t mean the same thing. You can be sophisticated and not be westernized."

— Nigerian advertising executive Feyi Olubodun

In this article, he discusses how international brands can more successfully...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center4 months ago

Self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine created colorful compositions featuring women, animals, and patterns—but no men. As a teenager, she caught the attention of Picasso and Matisse, shaping the course of art history.

Her work is on view until the end of...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center4 months ago

Nigerian creatives have been using social media to promote their work, with epic results.

The Africa Center
The Africa Center4 months ago

"Do it. You don’t need permission to break barriers."

— Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Delphine Fawundu, co-founders of Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

Happy International Women's Day!

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4 days ago
FREE entry to this amazing exhibit with our code TAC2018 - simply share this code, and your email, at the admissions desk @MADMuseum https://t.co/sXFASdPhu7
3 weeks ago
FREE entry to this amazing exhibit with our code TAC2018 - simply share this code, and your email, at the admissions desk @MADMuseum https://t.co/sXFASdPhu7
3 months ago
Led by Sadam, the youngest member of the trailblazing band @TINARIWEN, @Imarhanband is one of the best emerging Tuareg bands in #Algeria. Catch them for FREE on Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm, at Atrium 360° @LincolnCenter. Co-presented with @WMInyc https://t.co/7p8NdXt0Mt https://t.co/jVEFfKWjAs TheAfricaCenter photo
3 months ago
Led by Sadam, the youngest member of the trailblazing band @TINARIWEN, @Imarhanband is one of the best emerging Tuareg bands in #Algeria. Catch them for FREE on Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm, at Atrium 360° @LincolnCenter. Presented in collaboration with @WMInyc https://t.co/tXwlpolhw0 TheAfricaCenter photo
3 months ago
We can't wait for this event series this in a couple of weeks! see you @PioneerWorks_ https://t.co/jApyWJzmXE
3 months ago
#PENFest is happening all this week - follow along for critical discussions on literature, freedom, resistance, and more https://t.co/srTlqdzm6l
3 months ago
Betrayal, heartbreak, grief, and revenge: award-winning South African choreographer Dada Masilo presents a torrid retelling of the tragic-romantic ballet #Giselle @TheJoyceTheater this week. Not to be missed! https://t.co/xy8FGaF2SQ https://t.co/ukGdSiNXod TheAfricaCenter photo
4 months ago
We are so excited for this incredible lineup from our friends @afropunk! Summer can't come soon enough... https://t.co/fP8MNTsly3
4 months ago
Big congrats to @virgilabloh! From an informal fashion education—he initially earned his stripes with his Ghanaian mother, who was a seamstress—to the helm of one of the world's biggest luxury brands. What a journey! #VirgilAbloh #LouisVuitton #fashion https://t.co/QxyvbQuYMz