The August Wilson Center boasts a wide range of dynamic exhibition and educational spaces that have hosted thousands of talents artists and creative students of all ages and backgrounds. Within recent past, acclaimed visual artists who have showcased their works include HEBRU BRANTLEY, Romare Bearden, LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER, Vanessa German, Robert Hodge, Tarish Pipkins, Ann Tanksley, Henry Ossawa Tanner and DEBORAH WILLIS.

Galleries are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours

Wed 11am-6pm
Thur 11am-6pm
Fri 11am-8pm
Sat 11am-8pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Currently Showing:

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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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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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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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 22, 2018.
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