One of my favorite places in this world is the The National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. If you haven’t experienced this museum, you must go.
Out of all of the museums I have been to, it is here where I am most inspired. I will just sit on those wonderful benches and take in all that is around me. I sketch, take photos (when I can), and just take in the history. Think about the people who used these artifacts, how they were used, when they were used... There is something special and magical about this place.
Here are a few shots of what inspired me this trip. If you click on the images, it will take you to the corresponding page on the National Museum of African Art.
Masquerade costume Date: Mid-20th century
Koranic writing board Date: Mid-to late 20th century
There was an exceptional exhibit of Lalla Essaydis' work. After I came home I did a google search and was rewarded with such beautiful images of her work and information on her art.
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I am the Mom to three, Wife, Mixed-Media Artist, Contemporary Quilter, Art Teacher, and the forever home to Josey and Lucy.