Hall of African Peoples

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

Africa, a continent of nearly 12 million square miles and more than 700 million inhabitants, boasts a rich array of cultures. The Hall of African Peoples explores this great diversity, highlighting the traditional lifestyles and customs of people liv... more

Africa, a continent of nearly 12 million square miles and more than 700 million inhabitants, boasts a rich array of cultures. The Hall of African Peoples explores this great diversity, highlighting the traditional lifestyles and customs of people living in Africa's grasslands, deserts, forests, and river regions. The religious, political, economic, and domestic aspects of life are highlighted through artifacts and dioramas. On display are masks, musical instruments, farming tools, religious idols, ceremonial costumes, and more. Dioramas depict a variety of scenes, from the Berbers of the desert in North Africa to the Mbuti pygmies in the Congo. Also featured are the Yoruba, Pokot, and Bira peoples, among others.


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Hall of African Peoples

Thu, October 21
10:00AM
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Fri, October 22
10:00AM
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Sat, October 23
10:00AM
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Sun, October 24
10:00AM
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Mon, October 25
10:00AM
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Tue, October 26
10:00AM
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Wed, October 27
10:00AM
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Thu, October 28
10:00AM
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Fri, October 29
10:00AM
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Sat, October 30
10:00AM
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Occurs 70 more times through Jan 08

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

October 21, Thursday 10:00AM
October 22, Friday 10:00AM
October 23, Saturday 10:00AM
October 24, Sunday 10:00AM
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