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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

Reed Dance Classes
June 13, 2018 to July 25, 2018

Culture Fit 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 Dates 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…

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July 2018

Happy July
July 26 @ 7:00 pm

We're keeping summer happy with a new happy hour series, Happy July. We welcome patrons into the building after work each Thursday in July to unwind, network, experience our galleries and live poetry over your favorite wine, beer, or spirits. The event is free with a cash bar.

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The Duo Brunch
July 29 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for our inaugural Duo Brunch at the August Wilson Center. The Duo Brunch will include great food and music as our featured artist does a live painting. What better way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. *Ticket includes two small plates and two cocktails.

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September 2018

Wall Of Sound: Aaron Abernathy
September 21 @ 9:00 pm

Aaron Abernathy, is a pianist/soul singer and multi-talented entertainer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Abernathy comes from a long-line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and student of the same high school music program as the late R&B great Gerald Levert. Abernathy has toured the globe as a vocalist and musician with various acts for over a decade, though many first discovered his talents via the 2016 album Monologue--a concept album with themes of love, personal…

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Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on September 28-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Poised to attract regional and national audiences, the Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, free concerts by local and emerging artists, plus ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists.Blues and BBQ will fill the August Wilson Center to kick off the Festival during…

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October 2018

Flying Girls
October 11

More details coming soon.

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