African Art Museum to host D.C.'s after hours crowd
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art is opening its doors after hours for the first time to showcase exhibits, music, dance and African and Brazilian foods.
The inaugural "Africa Underground" event featuring an Afro-Brazilian DJ will be held Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Museum Director Johnnetta Cole says it's a way to celebrate ties between Africa and the African diaspora.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door, and visitors must be 21 or older. The museum plans to hold the after hours parties four times a year.
Similar events at the Hirshhorn Museum have proven popular, drawing young people to the museum.
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