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African Cosmos: Art Inspired by Ancient Astronomy (Gallery)

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Astronomy Meets Art

Credit: Franko Khoury/National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
A new exhibit, titled "African Cosmos: Stellar Arts," is on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. from June 20…Read More »





through Dec. 9, 2012. The exhibit showcases ancient and contemporary African art that was inspired by the sun, moon and stars.

This gallery explores some of the highlights of the exhibit.

Above: Untitled by Gavin Jantjes, South Africa.1989-1990. Materials: acrylic on canvas. Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program.   Less «
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