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September 2020

Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water
September 18, 2020 to December 13, 2020

New Gallery Hours: Thursday 3pm – 8pm Friday 3pm – 8pm Saturday 12pm – 5pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm AWAACC Galleries remain free and open to the public. Dominic Chambers is a New Haven-based artist from St.Louis, MO. Chambers received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2019. Chambers creates large scale paintings and drawings that reference literary narratives cited in books, various mythologies, and African-American…

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December 2020

AW Studio Sessions: Terreno Comun: The Brazilian Project
December 3 @ 8:00 pm

The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio. These sessions will draw you in, and make you feel like you are sitting in, a part of the hang, so pour a beverage, sit back, enjoy the music with us the first Thursday of the month through April 2021. Terreno Comun was born out of a commissioned project by The August Wilson African American Cultural Center.…

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Dominic Chambers: Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water| Artist Talk
December 8 @ 6:00 pm

Join Dominic Chambers and Amani Lewis for a discussion about the ways in which artists use storytelling, fantasy, and pleasure to remind us of the expansiveness and wealth of Black humanity. Amani Lewis is a mixed-media artist whose practice shares overlooked stories of the Black community in Baltimore and presents a counter-narrative to mainstream media that often misrepresents them.

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AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition
December 12 @ 11:00 am

Join us for AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition on December 12th from 11am – 3pm. This year, we will be hosting the program virtually on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. Special thanks to our sponsors UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Holiday Line-Up Afro-American Music Institute Choir UPMC – Holiday book reading with a special guests Artisan Market Spotlight – MoInTheStudio @mointhestudio www.etsy.com/shop/mointhestudio Gingerbread Family Project – The gingerbread family project will include decorating a house, people posting family memories, traditions,…

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Lit Fridays
December 18 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. Dec 18 - Lacrisha Holcomb, Crystal Joseph, and Rowana Abbensetts

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January 2021

AW Studio Sessions: Roger Humphries
January 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio. These sessions will draw you in, and make you feel like you are sitting in, a part of the hang, so pour a beverage, sit back, enjoy the music with us the first Thursday of the month through April 2021. Roger Humphries is a living legend, beginning his professional career in the 1960’s backing up both tenor…

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February 2021

AW Studio Sessions: Gerald Veasely and Carol Riddick
February 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio. These sessions will draw you in, and make you feel like you are sitting in, a part of the hang, so pour a beverage, sit back, enjoy the music with us the first Thursday of the month through April 2021. “I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone” pairs two legends of jazz and soul music to…

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March 2021

AW Studio Sessions: Lyndsey Morgan Smith
March 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio. These sessions will draw you in, and make you feel like you are sitting in, a part of the hang, so pour a beverage, sit back, enjoy the music with us the first Thursday of the month through April 2021.

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November 2021

Take Center Stage Gala
November 13, 2021

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh gratefully acknowledges Take Center Stage Artistic Chair Constanza Romero Wilson, who along with Corporate Co-Chair Franco Harris, will lead this exciting event. We’re thrilled to announce our Host Committee Co-Chairs, Denise and Cain Hayes, who with support from our Legacy Co-Chairs, Judy and Ron Davenport, will help to make this a night to remember. "A true cultural gem of Pittsburgh, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center has cemented itself as…

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