Nearly half a century ago, a man named Warren Robbins opened his basement gallery of African art to the public. Today, that underground exhibition is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. The museum is often overshadowed by better-known offerings on the Mall, but it’s about to launch its most ambitious exhibition ever. We talk with its new leader, former Spelman College President Johnnetta B. Cole.

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  • Johnnetta B. Cole, PhD Director, National Museum of African Art

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