African Art Museum Is Focus of June 7 Breakfast

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National Museum of African Art. Courtesy NMAA.

Just four months after his arrival in Washington, D.C., the new director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford, will speak at the George Town Club as part of Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series. The event will take place Thursday, June 7, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The holder of a doctorate in African history from the University of London’s famed School of Oriental and African Studies, Casely-Hayford was the director of “Africa 05,” a season of African cultural events at more than 150 British venues, and presented two series of “The Lost Kingdoms of Africa” for the BBC. The National Museum of African Art holds the largest public collection of African art in the U.S., with about 12,000 objects, including more than 1,000 contemporary works.

Admission to the June 7 breakfast, sponsored by Bonhams, is $25 ($20 for George Town Club members). The George Town Club is located at 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. To RSVP, email richard@georgetowner.com or call 202-338-4833.

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