- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Swiss collector Jean Pigozzi first saw work by living African artists in 1989 and has since amassed 6,000 works by 93 largely untrained artists from 20 sub-Saharan African countries. Segments of the stunning cache exhibited as African Art Now: Masterpieces From the Jean Pigozzi Collection recently arrived at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art. Included are paintings, photographs, and sculpture. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Feb. 26, free; 202/633-4600.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

The Washington Jewish Film Festival begins its 16th annual program tomorrow with a 6:45 p.m. screening of the French-Israeli feature “Live and Become” at the Washington Jewish Community Center’s Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW, the home base for the festival. Additional screenings will be held at the Avalon, the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and the Landmark Bethesda Row. A rare revival of the 1962 TV drama special based on Budd Schulberg’s “What Makes Sammy Run?” receives a free 7 p.m. showing Tuesday in the Mary Pickford Theater of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. The festival ends Dec. 11. For more information, call 202/777-3248 or visit www.wjff.org.

— Gary Arnold

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