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.
Happening @ AAMP
Derrick Adams: Sanctuary
On View: In Person (April 7 - August 28, 2022)
Derrick Adams: Sanctuary consists of approximately 50 pieces of mixed-media collage, assemblage on wood panels, and sculpture presented in an installation designed by the artist that reimagines safe destinations for the Black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. more...
Taking Care: Recent Acquisitions & Conservation
On View: In Person (April 21 - September 10, 2022)
Taking Care features works of art accessioned into the AAMP collection since late 2019, including gifts by self-taught artist Purvis Young; archival broadsides, and posters from A Cinema Apart African American film memorabilia from the 1920’s through the 1950’s from the Beverly and late Larry Richards collection; a suite of lithograph prints by John E. Dowell Jr.; and a sculptural maquette of Nesaika by John Rhoden acquired from the City of Philadelphia. more...
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
On View: In Person (AAMP Auditorium)
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half-century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. 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!
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