Afro-American Museum
Afro-American Museum Art Gallery

Exhibits & Collections

Black HNAAMCC Art exheritage through Visual Rhythms, Art Exhibit
November 1 - January 31, 2014

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center has partnered with the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) of Dayton, Ohio to host Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms, the first annual national juried art exhibition. This mixed media exhibit showcases the diversity, beauty, and power of the work of 51 visual artists of African descent from across Ohio and the nation. This exhibition also allows artists the opportunity to share their talent and art forms with other artists, students, and visitors and to increase awareness about artists of African descent. Click here for more information.


How I Got ONAAMC-How-I-Got-OverCropped4-WEB250x196.JPGver, Art and History Exhibit

How I Got Over showcases how African Americans have used art to mobilize communities. The exhibit title comes from the song sung by gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This art and history exhibition of over 73 pieces features historical and contemporary art including paintings, quilts, and found objects, as well as the work of Ohio artists and tells a story fundamental to the human experience: overcoming adversity.

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