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March 2018

Art After Dark
March 29 @ 6:30 pm

AWC cordially invites you to Art After Dark Party. Join us for gallery tours, drinks, and music. RSVP is strongly encouraged to info@aacc-awc.org. This is a non-ticketed event.

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April 2018

TEXTURE of a MAN
April 16 @ 7:00 pm

Festival of Praise presents TEXTURE of a MAN The Festival of Praise Tour is bigger and better than ever! The fantastic tour features Multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET Award Winning Artists Fred Hammond, Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins.

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August Wilson’s Birthday
April 21 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of August Wilson’s Birthday. Local vendors will fill the lobby of the August Wilson Center. Enjoy dance, music, readings, t-shirt give away, cupcakes, and more. FREE ADMISSION. Bring the entire family!

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Branford Marsalis
April 24 @ 8:00 pm

Some might gauge Branford Marsalis’s success by his numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. To Branford, however, these are only way stations along what continues to be one of the most fascinating and rewarding journeys in the world of music. Some of these trips include being the Music Director of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a world tour with Sting,…

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August Wilson Society Colloquium
April 26, 2018 to April 28, 2018

August Wilson Society Colloquium: GO BACK AND PICK UP THE BALLThursday April 26th to Saturday April 28th The August Wilson Society Colloquium, held at The August Wilson Center - African American Cultural Center, will bring together scores of actors, directors, historians, educators, scholars, politicians, poets, members of the local Pittsburgh community, and others who have been inspired to art and action by Wilson's charge.Register for colloquium here

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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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Anna Deavere Smith
April 27 @ 8:00 pm

Playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the “Genius” Fellowship for creating “a new form of theatre — a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” Best known for crafting more than 15 one-woman shows, based on hundreds of conversations, Smith turns her interviews into scripts, transforming herself into an astonishing number of characters. In…

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