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

APRIL 26, 2019 WILL MARK A NEW DAWN FOR THE AUGUST WILSON CULTURAL CENTER.

Take center stage with us at this exceptional event celebrating the August Wilson Cultural Center, Pittsburgh’s dynamic home for performing and visual arts honoring the legacy of August Wilson.

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Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities is a group exhibition of contemporary artists and will feature regional, national and international artists that will be on view throughout the August Wilson Center from October 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019. This exhibition will draw from themes that question society’s obsession with tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. The featured artists create spaces of joy, safety, healing, and care for humanity and the environment.

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Black Bottom
Film Festival

From age-old classics to contemporary work, the third annual Black Bottom Film Festival illuminates and celebrates African American cinema and unique Black people. The festival showcases movies that focus on the themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle plays. The festival will celebrate African American film making pioneers of recent decades. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge, confront, and influence American culture. Writing and acting workshops are offered as well.

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