Afro-American Museum
Afro-American Museum Art Gallery

Exhibits & Collections

Call for Entries

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) and the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) presents their second annual National Art Exhibit for artists of African descent. Prominent artists from across the United States submit their work to the Juried Art Exhibition in the categories below. Participants are recognized at the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony, a gathering that celebrates the diversity of African descendants in the visual arts.

Deadline Extended to August 29, 2014. Click here for the entry form.


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How I Got Over

showcases how African Americans have used art to mobilize communities. The exhibit title comes from the song sung by gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This art and history exhibition of over 73 pieces features historical and contemporary art including paintings, quilts, and found objects, as well as the work of Ohio artists and tells a story fundamental to the human experience: overcoming adversity.

Click here for NAAMCC hours, location, and additional information.


Digital Collections

View the NAAMCC's digital collection.