Welcome To AAMP
The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.
AAMP’s Virtual Campus offers the communities we serve access to an online sampling of the variety of exhibitions, programs and resources we use to teach and learn at AAMP every day. Built in response to community needs during our extended closure, the Virtual Campus will remain a vital onramp to the AAMP experience for diverse audiences, even after the museum reopens. Come on in and see what we have been working on, and find out all the new experiences we hope to share with you in the near future!
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Happening @ AAMP
On View: Online Exhibition
Rendering Justice is a powerful exhibition, curated by artist Jesse Krimes, that showcases an expansive examination of mass incarceration and an unflinching depiction of contemporary America. The artworks are part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Reimagining Reentry program, which supports formerly incarcerated artists in the creation of public art projects. The nine artist’s work individually and in pairs to highlight a broad range of issues bound in mass incarceration, with a focus on Philadelphia. more...
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Your Responsive, Relevant Resource
Dear Members of the AAMP Family,
Over the past month, despite the hardships presented by the mandated closure of our building, AAMP has maintained a steady drumbeat of engagement. We have continued to defy traditional perceptions of museums as we actively engage with community partners to address the topics that impact our community. During these turbulent times, AAMP remains committed to serving as a responsive, relevant resource, reflecting the issues that matter to you and our community.
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA COVID-19 STATEMENT
As the coronavirus impacts lives in the Philadelphia region and across the globe, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. The museum will remain CLOSED to the public until further notice. We encourage everyone to prioritize their health and safety. AAMP is grateful for your continued support.