1513198379 private small group african art tour tickets 2
Rated by 33 members
Sarah Andree John
Review from Sarah Andree John
Red Velvet 24 events 12 reviews

Emmanuel was a wonderful tour guide who not only showed the artworks but related them to stories of the cultures from which they came. He was so good that we will be looking for other tours that he leads. Thank you and kudos!

reviewed Feb 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Gloria Norat Obrien
Review from Gloria Norat Obrien
Red Velvet 32 events 3 reviews

It was ok though I was told by the docent that these tours are actually given for free. Hmmm....

reviewed Jul 21 2018 report as inappropriate
Philip C Brown
Review from Philip C Brown
167 events 91 reviews

I was disappointed. Our guide, who never gave us his name, needed to begin the tour with a “big picture” description of what he aimed to do. How long would the tour last? What general themes would there be? Instead, his approach was to go...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Vivian Thurman
Review from Vivian Thurman
338 events 55 reviews

Emmanuel’s delivery was chock full of detailed history and personal references. His deep passion for the artwork, (and origins) helped us to appreciate the exhibits on a deeper level. On occasion his accent was challenging but his command of the...continued

reviewed Aug 18 2018 report as inappropriate
Sandy
Review from Sandy
17 events 11 reviews

Terrible rainy weather; yet the tour was well attended. The guide is likeable, knowledgeable & informative. If he does a follow-on tour with a different focus, I would be happy to go if I can.

reviewed Jul 21 2018 report as inappropriate
Sid
Review from Sid
24 events 8 reviews

The guide was extremely knowledgeable. I had minor problems understanding the language

reviewed Sep 15 2018 report as inappropriate
E Kay Cowan
Review from E Kay Cowan
25 events 6 reviews

Well intentioned guide but the presentation was highly abstract random. Knowledgeable but not well delivered. The Museum’s exhibits are worth the visit.

reviewed Feb 17 2018 report as inappropriate
Steve Wiley
Review from Steve Wiley
62 events 4 reviews

We were in a small group of 6 people so it was easy to ask questions. Our guide was from Ghana and was very knowledgeable. His commentary gave cultural context to the exhibits that would have been missed if only reading the information placards...continued

reviewed May 12 2018 report as inappropriate
Don Blackwell
Review from Don Blackwell
5 events 3 reviews

This tour was enlightening and informative. A diverse selection of artwork was chosen to discuss from an African national's perspective and experience. The 2 hrs went by quickly as the tour group weaved thru the multiple exhibits and admired the...continued

reviewed Sep 15 2018 report as inappropriate
Sandgolds
Review from Sandgolds
17 events 2 reviews

Guide was so knowledgeable! He was very enthusiastic to share his love of African Art.

reviewed Sep 15 2018 report as inappropriate
Smith A
Review from Smith A
8 events 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the guided tour by Mr Emmanuel, who himself is from Ghana. He provided good insight into the traditions and culture of the continent as he discussed a particular art exhibit, sculpture or painting. I general visit the African Arts...continued

reviewed Aug 18 2018 report as inappropriate
Cheryl Owens
Review from Cheryl Owens
9 events 2 reviews

The tour was very informative and truly gave insight into many of the artifacts in the museum. Our guide was gracious and answered as many questions as he could from the group. This Smithsonian has a lot to see and the guide will only get to about...continued

reviewed Jul 21 2018 report as inappropriate
Jerry Shaw
Review from Jerry Shaw
5 events 1 review

Extremely engaging and so much knowledge to share.

reviewed Feb 17 2018 report as inappropriate
Deborah Blessing
Review from Deborah Blessing
9 events 1 review

I learned a lot from our very informative guide--what a beautiful museum and how interesting the talk our guide gave at each piece of art that he had preselected. very worthwhile and pleasant experience

reviewed Jun 09 2018 report as inappropriate
Ana Gime Sanchez
Review from Ana Gime Sanchez
3 events 1 review

Mr. Gogo is a walking closet full of fascinating information. As a person who has long studied African and afrodiasporic cultures I greatly appreciated the tour’s perspective and Mr. Gogo’s delivery of the subject. I strongly recommend this tour...continued

reviewed Feb 17 2018 report as inappropriate
constance row
Review from constance row
8 events 1 review

Speaker told stories about some of objects but without context either historically or within the field of art. It was also as if all of Africa was the same which is of course not true. Either tour needs to be preceded by a lecture or whole thing...continued

reviewed Jul 21 2018 report as inappropriate
Tara C.
Review from Tara C.
14 events 1 review

The guide was engaging very well informed. Well worth the money!

reviewed Feb 17 2018 report as inappropriate
Patricia Cancellier
Review from Patricia Cancellier
1 event 1 review

This was one of the most enjoyable museum tours I've ever experienced. Not only was the tour guide knowledgeable about the specific pieces, he added in the West African culture as well, including stories from his childhood. It was fascinating.

reviewed Jul 21 2018 report as inappropriate