The Museum of the National Center of Afro American is dedicated to the heritage of black art and culture worldwide, including African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin.
The exhibits reveal the personal as well as the collective narratives of the African diaspora throughout the years.
Explore the diverse collection of historical and contemporary art – from sculpture and painting to photography and decorative arts. Enjoy the changing exhibitions and the permanent exhibit of the Aspelta tomb – a burial chamber of a Nubian King.
Visitors are welcome to participate in education programs, both for adults and children, and attend special events such as lectures, conversation with the curator, and the annual Black Nativity Performance.
The National Center of Afro-American Artists, and later the museum, was established in 1968 by Dr. Elma Lewis, an arts educator. Her goal was to create an artistic and cultural center that celebrates black art and empower black intellectual and creative development.