From national treasures in our galleries and award-winning artists on stage, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is alive with activity.

Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) will feature a new art exhibition titled Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal, on view this April 27th to July 21st, 2019. The exhibition examines the ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system. Public schools in the United States are more segregated today than they were in the 1970s.

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The weekend of June 20-23, 2019 is the 9th annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank. As a signature program of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) is curated and directed by Janis Burley Wilson, the President & CEO of the AWAACC, who created and directed the jazz fest since its founding in 2011. The festival is a combination of free outdoor concerts and ticketed shows inside the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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Seats of Power exhibition pays tribute to prominent and unsung heroes, mentors, and sources of inspiration that echo stories of the past, present, and future. Seats of Power honors those who saw teachable moments in the lives of Women of Visions, Inc. artists and helped to shape their character and their art.

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