Reinventing the New York Museum for African Art

Image courtesy of Neoscape/Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Image courtesy of Neoscape/Robert A.M. Stern Architects

This article in The Wall Street Journal just reported that, though still under construction, the building formerly known as the Museum for African Art opened its doors last Thursday night for a party celebrating its reinvention as the New Africa Center.

The Sudanese-British billionaire Mo Ibrahim, whose daughter Hadeel Ibrahim is chairwoman of the center, announced at the party that after years of construction delays, the building will open next year as a raw, flexible space, even as work on the build-out continues. In August, Museum officials announced they had decided to reinvent the institution as the New Africa Center — with a museum, policy institute and members’ club for business executives, cultural leaders and policy makers interested in Africa.

More on the party here and on the museum’s problematic fundraising efforts in the past here.

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