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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.
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Portals+Revelations: Richard J. Watson Beyond Realities
On View: In Person (October 21 - March 6, 2022)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING OCTOBER 21, 2022
Richard J. Watson has been an artist, civil rights crusader, mentor, and AAMP icon for nearly 40 years. A 1968 graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Watson is best known for his masterful pastoral scenes, and the seminal murals located in Philadelphia’s Church of the Advocate. more...
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...
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!
Please click below to register for quick access to the Virtual Campus.