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April 2018
Lest We Forget
April 27, 2018 to July 22, 2018

Lest We Forget explores the depictions of African Americans - both honorable and shiftless imagery, and in high and low art forms - in European American popular culture from the past 150 years. A selection of art objects and artwork from the collection of James Kidd will be on display for the first time in 1839 Gallery April 27 - July 22, 2018.

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Abstract Minded
April 27, 2018 to July 22, 2018

Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists Abstraction is as indigenous to African visual culture as it is to other parts of the world. Artists Osi Audu, Nicholas Hlobo, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Nnenna Okore, and Elias Sime produce work thematically or conceptually connected to Africa by pursuing the use of abstraction as a way of engaging in a broader conversation about art. Abstract Minded is on view in the BNY Mellon Gallery April 27 - July…

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Naomi Chambers: Communal Future
April 27, 2018 to July 22, 2018

For her first solo show at the August Wilson Center, Naomi Chambers creates a series of new paintings and intimate assemblages that examine and illuminate society's explicit messages of love and devotion through her use of bright colors, playful materials and everyday objects. Naomi Chambers: Communal Future is on view in the Claude Worthington Benedum Gallery April 27 - July 22, 2018.

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Darkness Giving Life
April 27, 2018 to July 22, 2018

Finding inspiration in the contemporary art from the Art Lending Collection at the Braddock Carnegie Library, Latika Ann, emerging curator, organizes her first exhibition of the year through the August Wilson Center's curatorial mentorship program. Darkness Giving Life is on display in the Claude Worthington Benedum Gallery April 27 - July 22, 2018.

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June 2018
Calvin Brown: Wall of Sound Series
June 1 @ 10:00 pm

Calvin Brown is an accomplished jazz pianist and singer-songwriter. A native of Richmond, VA, Calvin was a child prodigy who was awarded a full-scholarship to complete his Bachelors of Arts at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. As a professional musician, he has thrilled audiences around the world, playing an array of musical styles. However, his musical restlessness still can’t be contained or ignored.

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Reed Dance Classes – CULTURE FIT
June 13, 2018 to July 25, 2018

This explosive workout incorporates cardio with spicy, hot, and tantalizing Latin Moves that will get you right in the mood to have the time of your life while getting the heart pumping, and shaping your body! Cool down and re-connect to your true self by releasing the stresses of the work week. Event Date Wed, Jun 13, 2018, 6:00 PM Wed, Jun 20, 2018, 6:00 PM Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 6:00 PM Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 6:00 PM Wed, Jul…

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Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018

The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank began as a labor of love between the August Wilson Center-African American Cultural Center and the great jazz legacy of the city of Pittsburgh. Eight years later, we invite people from around the world, speaking different languages but sharing a common bond; a love for music and embrace of culture that overshadows our differences. Become a Jazz Fest Friend

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Marcus Miller
June 15 @ 7:30 pm

2018 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank kicks off with the Marcus Miller concert and Taste of Jazz party. Taste of Jazz party immediately following the Marcus Miller concert. Party includes local and international music throughout the August Wilson Center. Enjoy our world-renowned chef inspired samplings from some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants. Upgrade your experience with our select VIP package. Become a Jazz Fest Friend

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Taste of Jazz Party
June 15 @ 9:00 pm

2018 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank kicks off with a Taste of Jazz party and Marcus Miller concert. Taste of Jazz party immediately following the Marcus Miller concert. Party includes local and international music throughout the August Wilson Center. Enjoy our world-renowned chef inspired samplings from some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants. Upgrade your experience with our select VIP package. VIP experience begins 1 hour before concert. Become a Jazz Fest Friend

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Gregory Porter
June 17 @ 8:00 pm

Two - time Grammy Award winner, Gregory Porter is considered to be one of the most important voices on the music scene internationally. The Bakersfield, California native is celebrated around the world for his ability to combine jazz, soul, and gospel music in a rich, melodious baritone. In addition to being heralded as the next great jazz singer of this generation, Porter is increasingly garnering recognition for his song writing.

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