The Africa Center, New York City

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#108 of 117 in Museums in New York City
The Africa Center, formerly known as Museum for African Art, is a museum located at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, near the northern end of Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile. Founded in 1984, the museum is "dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture." The Museum is also well known for its public education programs that help raise awareness of African culture, and also operates a unique store selling authentic handmade African crafts.
The Museum has organized nearly 60 critically acclaimed exhibitions and traveled these to almost 140 venues nationally and internationally, including 15 other countries. Forty of these exhibitions are accompanied by scholarly catalogues.
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  • Great African dishes served at their cafe. Very fresh food and seasoned to perfection. Cool mural by Victor Ekpuk: Connecting Lines Across Space and Time. Some other nice artwork too. Friendly...  more »
  • Fresh, healthy, delicious West African cuisine. Pleasant, personable service. Attractive, cultural decor. Comfortable seating. Beautiful location.  more »
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  • It is such a breath of fresh air. Long time coming...but totally worth the wait! Rich in culture and welcoming to all. I heard the food is delicious and plenty of vegetarian options.
  • Best coffee house in Harlem by far and you can enjoy some creative pieces of art and history. They also serve tasty African dishes which includes foufou.

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