Galleries are closed until April 27
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. The art displayed throughout the exhibition aims to question how this truth has been experienced in Pittsburgh’s public schools and how we can use art to push the conversation into the public eye to raise awareness.
Curated by Katie Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah, Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal is a group exhibition originally launched in the summer of 2017 at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn with the aim of educating audiences on the blatant inequities experienced by marginalized groups of children even after the Civil Rights Movement. Since the exhibition’s launch in 2017, it has travelled to five other venues from Hartford, CT to as recently Penn State University. The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is the sixth venue that has hosted the exhibition. The exhibition will feature of series of events, programs and workshops that will serve as a platform for further exploration of issues and ideas highlighted in the exhibition, but also further illuminate the topics relevance to the Pittsburgh community.
AWAACC is excited to incorporate a localized component to the exhibition to further deepen the reach and breathe of the exhibition with the Pittsburgh community. An open call is being organized for this exhibition to include the works of teen and emerging artists from the Pittsburgh area to share their perspective on the issues being explored in the show. AWAACC has conducted two separate open calls for local teen and emerging artists to be included this exhibition.