Museum Mile Festival

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Free Entry for All

The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)
 

Join us for the 46th annual Museum Mile Festival, a celebration of FREE art and culture at New York City cultural institutions along Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile. 

The Africa Center invites Museum Mile visitors to explore two new exhibitions Except this time nothing returns from the ashes, Asmaa Jama and Gouled Ahmed’s short film and exhibition that reimagines African identity and historical memory, and I Hope This Helps a multi-sensory exhibition by Harlem-based artist, Samiya Bashir. The  Museum Mile program will include performances by Asmaa Jama, Caleb Giles, and Ladan Osman, and Danaya Band, a West African collective will bring the energy and rhythms of Malian, Mandingo, Afrobeat music to The Africa Center plaza, and more.

We want to see you there! Visit us and our partners for a great evening: The Metropolitan Museum of ArtNeue Galerie New YorkSolomon R. Guggenheim MuseumCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumThe Jewish MuseumMuseum of the City of New YorkEl Museo del Barrio.

For more information on the programs, events, and exhibitions on display during Museum Mile, please visit each institutions website to learn more.

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Exhibitions on view:

Except this time nothing returns from the ashes

The Africa Center is pleased to present Except this time nothing returns from the ashes, the North-American premiere of the short film and exhibition by East African artists Asmaa Jama (United Kingdom/Somalia) and Gouled Ahmed (Ethiopia).

I HOPE THIS HELPS

A multi-sensory exhibition by Harlem-based artist, Samiya Bashir

Programs:

Ash is our inheritance | 8PM – 9PM

Join us for an evening of experimental sound and spoken word performances curated by Asmaa Jama in response to Except this time nothing returns from the ashes, and featuring guest artists Ladan Osman, Caleb Giles, Samiya Bashir and keiyaA. This event is part of The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist. To learn more about the opera and city-wide festival of community events, please visit ritualofbreath.org.

Danaya Band | 6PM – 9PM

This West African collective will bring the energy and rhythms of Malian, Mandingo, Afrobeat music to The Africa Center plaza!

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