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Group photo from UN Ambassadors event

The Africa Center participated in an event welcoming African UN Ambassadors to gather for an evening of dialogue.

The Africa Center Trustee Kehinde Wiley has been commissioned to paint an official portrait of Barack Obama.

People using VR sets in Arusha

Read on for some of the incredible performers, vendors, and activities you'll find at our Community Day on October 14.

The Africa Center Building on Fifth Avenue

The New York Times reports that The Africa Center's new Board President, Halima Dangote, is spearheading a fresh fundraising drive.

This article from Le Monde introduces French-speaking readers to The Africa Center.

Our stunning Senufo helmet mask features prominently in The Wall Street Journal's review of the exhibition "Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa", curated by Constantine Petridis and Susan Gagliardi at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh created the installation "Lagos State of Mind II" as part of our "Meet The Africa Center" event in September 2014. The project made Okayafrica's "The Best African Art in 2014"!

Hadeel Ibrahim is the 30-year-old force of nature behind the Africa Center in New York City, which opens its doors to the public for the first time tonight.

Okayafrica curates a stage at "Meet The Africa Center," a free one-day extravaganza to introduce the New York community to its new neighbor in Harlem.

The Museum's exhibition "Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist" at the Tate Modern over the summer is featured in this article about the recent changes and growth in African art.

"There is no African institute in this city, where we can exhibit our art and culture and hold debates about African issues."

"The new institution will continue to focus on art, but also on the pressing issues and opportunities of the 'new Africa.'"

"Ibrahim El-Salahi, A Visionary Modernist is about an exemplar of African modernism whose pioneering works on paper and canvas(as well as writings) represent an artist who adroitly out-maneuvered and persevered political ideological entrapments and societal prejudices."

"El-Salahi's artistic syncretism was a foundation of the Khartoum School, giving rise to a new lexicon of organically-inflected abstraction."

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"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...

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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
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