Gallery Hours

Thursday 3pm – 8pm
Friday 3pm – 8pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center boasts a wide range of dynamic exhibition and educational spaces that have hosted thousands of talents artists and creative students of all ages and backgrounds. Within recent past, acclaimed visual artists who have showcased their works include Hebru Brantley, Romare Bearden, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Vanessa German, Tarish Pipkins, Peju Alatise, and many more.

AWAACC Galleries remain free and open to the public.
The current exhibition is closed until further notice.


Current Exhibitions

CIRCLES: reclamation

Viewing dates: October 9-31


CIRCLES: reclamation is presented as part of CIRCLES: going in, an unapologetic, full-length dance work celebrating #BlackGirlMagic. Immerse yourself in this art exhibit featuring Black visual artists including Staycee Pearl, Bekezela Mguni, Kitoko Chargois, and sarah huny young. Works will draw from their shared explorations of Blackness and self-reclamation.

CIRCLES is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Kelly Strayhorn Theater, The Joyce Theater, and NPN. More information: www.npnweb.org. CIRCLES was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-commissioning Partners are Kelly Strayhorn Theater, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, and The Joyce Theater. The development of CIRCLES is made possible in part by the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron). CIRCLES is supported in part by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund, Heinz Endowments, and The Opportunity Fund.


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