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The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
ArtBreak at AAMP!
Free with RSVP
Take an ArtBreak at AAMP!
If you work, live, or visit the Philadelphia historic area, ArtBreak is a new way to enjoy the museum. Every 3rd Thursday, AAMP curatorial staff will guide visitors through special exhibition galleries. This informal, conversational tour will give visitors the opportunity to get the inside scoop on the works on view. Bring your lunch and visitors chat and chew with the museum staff afterwards in the auditorium.
Free with RSVP. AAMP will also welcome walk-up attendees. Meet in the first floor atrium at the welcome desk. Maximum of 20 people-be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before start time to secure your reservation.
More on our current exhibition:
Philaesthetic: 40 years of Collecting African American Art
On Display: June 15 — September 17, 2017
The African American Museum in Philadelphia continues its 40th anniversary celebration with a groundbreaking, two-gallery exhibition showcasing four decades of collecting works by some of the country’s top Black visual artists. From gifts from artists, to acquisitions from a 1998 gift from the Ford Foundation The exhibition, PhilAesthetic: 40 years of Collecting African American Art is curated from the permanent collection – and is part of our city-wide summer celebration, PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement.
The exhibition highlights AAMP’s collection including works on paper, paintings, mixed media and sculpture, many of which were made at the height of the Black Arts Movement. The exhibition mines AAMP’s collection for artists who were influential in the Philadelphia Art scene and beyond, and examines the arc of creativity, ideology and style that has defined the collection. Artists featured include Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Barbara Bullock, Moe Brooker, John Dowell, Barkley Hendricks, Paul Keene, Howardina Pindell, Joyce Scott, Alma Thomas, Pat Ward Williams, and many more.