The debut of Burning Desire To Be Touched, a work commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue Southwest will occur on July 18 at 2 p.m. The performance art piece by Mwangi Hutter examines the desire for harmonious relationships. As part of the performance, two partners will reach out, touch and seek a force strong enough to overcome the challenges of life. For more information, contact the museum at 202-633-4600.