Following official information received yesterday pertaining to the Plan Vigipirate, applicable to all governmental and non-governmental institutions with a link to France, the  Alliance Francaise of Washington DC reserves the right to ask first-time visitors for their government-issue ID when they enter the building.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. This procedure is temporary but will remain in place until further notice.



Tours in French at the National Museum of African Art: Saturday, March 16

Saturday 16th March 2024 — 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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The tours will include highlights of the museum’s current exhibitions with special attention to artists from Francophone Africa. Participants in the tour are assured a diverse group of works and historical time periods.

These tours are free but registration is mandatory. Tours will take place throughout the Festival:

Saturday: March 2, 9, 16, 23rd and 30th,1:00 PM - 2:30PM

Sunday: March 3, 10, 17 and 24th,1:00PM - 2:30PM

Thursday: March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1:00PM - 2:30 PM

Your guide will meet you at the Reception Desk on the Ground Level.

The National Museum of African Art is located at 950 Independence Ave, SW (Metro: Smithsonian, exit: Independence Avenue).

For additional information, please visit:

Note: These tours are intended for individuals or families. Should your school or organization wish to schedule a group of 10 or more persons, then please send a request to

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