On December 5, 2012, the Museum for African Art’s young patrons group (Emerging Leaders for African Art) will host a year-end celebration featuring a live performance by Ghanaian-born, Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador, who Rolling Stone calls “the future of African music.” Attendees will enjoy great live music, festive food and drinks, and a selection of silent auction items curated for the young collector. The event will take place at the new cultural entertainment venue, MIST Harlem, at 40 West 116th Street in Manhattan, New York City. Tickets to this event be purchased online atwww.africanart.org/benefit. Proceeds will help support another year of exciting programs and exhibitions at the Museum for African Art. Blitz says: “Growing up in Ghana was the best thing that ever happened to me… music was always live to me.”

Check out this video about the artist’s roots, influences, and sounds.


The Museum for African Art is dedicated to the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Museum is internationally acknowledged as a preeminent organizer of exhibitions and publications related to historical and contemporary African art, with programs that are as diverse as the continent itself. Throughout the Museum’s history it has been heralded as a leader in the field, pioneering the way African art is presented and interpreted. This year alone, Museum for African Art exhibitions were displayed at seven different venues on three continents. Over its 28-year history, the Museum has organized nearly 70 exhibitions of historical and contemporary African and Diasporic art that have travelled to over 140 venues in 17 countries over 4 continents.

While it prepares for the public opening of its new building, the Museum continues to develop important exhibitions that travel to major venues internationally and that are accompanied by scholarly publications and a wide range of public programs for adults, families, and schoolchildren, held at locations throughout New York City.

More information about the Museum for African Art at www.africanart.org.