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    PHYSICAL ADDRESS
    African American Museum
    3536 Grand Avenue
    Dallas, TX  75210


    MAILING ADDRESS
    P.O. Box 150157
    Dallas, TX 75315-0157

    Phone: (214) 565-9026
    Fax: (214) 421-8204
    Email: info@aamdallas.org

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  • FEATURE EXHIBITION:

    Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman's Cemetery







    Ongoing

    (Circa 1869-1925) Represents the remnants of a once thriving North Dallas community, which from the end of the Civil War to the 1970s was the largest African American enclave in Dallas. This exhibit tells its story using objects, photographs, and multimedia presentations.

    Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery is a testament to the pioneering spirit of the people who created a community of their own and succeeded despite great adversity.



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  • Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman's Cemetery


    ONGOING EXHIBITION




    On April 29, 1869, Sam Eakins purchased the first acre of land to become Freedman’s Cemetery, creating for his fellow African Americans a place of their own to rest in peace. Though emancipation brought an end to slavery, racism and segregation forced these men and women to forge a community of their own in an area called Freedmantown, that would be known later as North Dallas.

    Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery presents artifacts, reconstructs their historical and cultural context, and seeks to bring clarity to the fragmented history of Dallas. Public and private collections are presented in different thematic areas including Slavery, Emancipation Reconstruction, Education and Health & Medicine among others. Vintage photographs, ephemera and archival documents, combined with interactive video kiosks contribute to an understanding of the experiences of people who lived and worked in this community.

    Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery is a testament to the pioneering spirit of the people who created a community of their own and succeeded despite great adversity.

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  • History


    The African American Museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a Historically Black College that closed in 1988. The Museum has operated independently since 1979. The $7 million edifice was funded through private donations and a 1985 Dallas City bond election that provided $1.2 million for the construction of the new facility.

    The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the United States.

    The main objective of the Museum is the presentation of meaningful experiences for children and adults who would not ordinarily visit a museum. The rich heritage of black art and history is housed in four vaulted galleries, augmented by a research library. Living African American culture is experienced through entertaining and educational programs presented in the theater, studio arts area and classrooms. The Museum's permanent collections include African art; African American fine art; magazine, historical, political and community archives.

    The 38,000 square foot structure, built in the shape of a cross, is made of ivory stone. Natural materials and design motifs are used through the Museum in a manner reminiscent of pre-industrialized cultures of the African continent. The shape of the window represents an abstraction of the Dogon Statue from Mali, West Africa. This shape is also present in the entrance to a group of Ethiopian Orthodox churches that were excavated out of the surrounding rock at Lalibala in the 12th century.

    A rich heritage of African American Art and history is housed in four vaulted galleries, augmented by a research library. Our visitors can also experience living black culture through our educational and entertaining programs presented in the educational plaza, which includes a theatre and classrooms.

  • Mission



    The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the African American Community.

    The collections of the Museum combined with its related activities will serve to assist all people to understand the African-American Experience with emphasis on Dallas and the Southwestern United States. As a repository of the African-American Experience, we affirm the following purposes:

    To be a living cultural institution that presents and interprets the diversity of enrichment of the African-American Experience, values and life-style to the greater community.

    To be an instrument of education by offering meaningful programs, workshops, lectures and other educational services that increase the awareness and understanding of the African-American Experience.

    To be a museum of history, which seeks to cultivate, preserve and tell the story of growth, development and contribution of the African-American community to American life.

    To be a museum of art that encourages, fosters and promotes developing and recognize visual art forms and artists which enhance the life of the African-American and general community.

  • Our Staff

       
    Khaliq Bryant Manager, Finance and Administration
    Ext 305           kbryant@aamdallas.org

    Patrick Finnell Manager, Retail Operations
    Ext 314           pfinnell@aamdallas.org

    Rhonda Grimes Manager, Annual Funds
    Ext 326           rgrimes@aamdallas.org

    Barry Jones Manager, Operations
    Ext 325           bjones@aamdallas.org

    Jane Jones Vice President, Institutional Advancement
    Ext 328          jjones@aamdallas.org

    Harry Robinson, Jr. President, CEO
    Ext 311           hrobinson@aamdallas.org

    John Spriggins Curator, Collections and Exhibitions
    Ext 312           jspriggins@aamdallas.org

    Dameron Growe Programs Associate
    Ext 301           dgrowe@aamdallas.org

    Daphne Stephenson Executive Assistant to the President
    Ext 311           dstephenson@aamdallas.org


  • Permanent Collection


    African Art

    A small, but rich collection of traditional African art objects which includes masks, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles.


    African-American Fine Art
    Contemporary individual works have been acquired and donated to the Museum throughout the years.


    Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection
    One of the finest Collections of African-American folk art in the nation.  It features works from Clementine Hunter, David Butler, George White, Mose Tolliver, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Bessie Harvey, and Willard “TheTexas Kid” Watson.


    Historical collection and Archives
    Includes Sepia Magazine Archives, Freedman’s Cemetery Collection, Texas Black Women’s History Archives, DallasCounty Black Political Archives and the original Manuscripts of A. Maceo Smith, Eddie Bernice Johnson and several other prominent Black Figures.



  • Memberships


    Museum members receive information about exhibitions, events, programs, and free admission to special Museum activities requiring an admission fee. All members receive a membership card. Returning members who increase their category of contribution, will receive a special gift. 

    Students $15 | Seniors $25
    Individuals $35
      Friends $100
    • Receive notice of exhibitions, lectures, performances and other special events.
    • Individual Free Admission to Special Museum Events.


     
    • Free admission for two guests to Museum events requiring admission.
    • Unlimited free admission to selected ticketed exhibitions.
    • Two membership cards.


         
    FAMILY $50   PATRONS $250
    • Free admission for children and grandchildren (age 18 and under) to Museum events requiring admission.
    • Two membership cards.


     
    • Free admission for four guests to Museum events requiring admission.
    • Two membership cards.


         
    ASSOCIATE $500   BENEFACTOR $1000 +
    • Membership in the Director’s Circle.
    • Two membership cards.


     
    • Membership in the Chairman’s Council.
    • Two membership cards.




    Contributions in excess of benefits received by donor are tax deductible. Your membership is tax deductible excluding some items, which may be part of your selected membership benefit package.

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    Member Level: Student, Senior Citizen, and Individual Benefits

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    • Individual free admission to special Museum events.

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    • 10% discount on Museum Bookstore purchases of $5 or more.


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    Member Level: Friend

    • Receive notice of exhibitions, lectures, performances and other
      special events.


    • Free admission for two guests to Museum events requiring admission.

    • Two Membership Cards.

    • 10% discount on Museum Bookstore purchases of $5 or more.

    • Unlimited free admission to selected ticketed exhibitions.

    • Invitations to opening receptions.

    • Private review of selected exhibits before they open to the public.

    • Free subscription to the Museum newsletter.

    • Discount on Gala reservations.

    • 10% Discount on all Museum store purchases.

    • First notice of special events.

    • Discounts and advance registration in art workshops and other educational programs.

    • Priority admission to the auditorium for special lectures.
       
    • Name will be included in the annual Membership listing in the newsletter.


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    Member Level: Family

    • Receive notice of exhibitions, lectures, performances and other
      special events.


    • Free admission for children and grandchildren (age 18 and under) to Museum events requiring admission.

    • Two Membership Cards.

    • 10% discount on Museum Bookstore purchases of $5 or more.

    • Unlimited free admission to selected ticketed exhibitions.

    • Invitations to opening receptions.

    • Private review of selected exhibits before they open to the public.

    • Free subscription to the Museum newsletter.

    • Discount on Gala reservations.

    • 10% Discount on all Museum store purchases.

    • First notice of special events.

    • Discounts and advance registration in art workshops and other educational programs.

    • Priority admission to the auditorium for special lectures.
       
    • Name will be included in the annual Membership listing in the newsletter.


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    Member Level: Benefactor

    • Receive notice of exhibitions, lectures, performances and other
      special events.


    • Free admission for 4 guests to Museum events requiring admission.

    • Two Membership Cards.

    • 10% discount on Museum Bookstore purchases of $5 or more.

    • Unlimited free admission to selected ticketed exhibitions.

    • Invitations to opening receptions.

    • Private review of selected exhibits before they open to the public.

    • Free subscription to the Museum newsletter.

    • Discount on Gala reservations.

    • 10% Discount on all Museum store purchases.

    • First notice of special events.

    • Discounts and advance registration in art workshops and other educational programs.

    • Priority admission to the auditorium for special lectures.
       
    • Name will be included in the annual Membership listing in the newsletter.

    • Free admission for two guests to the Museum’s Annual Benefactor's luncheon.

    • Membership in the Chairman's Council

    • Please email us at info@aamdallas.org if you or your company would like to contribute $1000.00 or more to support the Museum.


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    Member Level: Patron

    • Receive notice of exhibitions, lectures, performances and other
      special events.


    • Free admission for 4 guests to Museum events requiring admission.

    • Two Membership Cards.

    • 10% discount on Museum Bookstore purchases of $5 or more.

    • Unlimited free admission to selected ticketed exhibitions.

    • Invitations to opening receptions.

    • Private review of selected exhibits before they open to the public.

    • Free subscription to the Museum newsletter.

    • Discount on Gala reservations.

    • 10% Discount on all Museum store purchases.

    • First notice of special events.

    • Discounts and advance registration in art workshops and other educational programs.

    • Priority admission to the auditorium for special lectures.
       
    • Name will be included in the annual Membership listing in the newsletter.


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    Member Level: Associate

    • Receive notice of exhibitions, lectures, performances and other
      special events.


    • Free admission for 4 guests to Museum events requiring admission.

    • Two Membership Cards.

    • 10% discount on Museum Bookstore purchases of $5 or more.

    • Unlimited free admission to selected ticketed exhibitions.

    • Invitations to opening receptions.

    • Private review of selected exhibits before they open to the public.

    • Free subscription to the Museum newsletter.

    • Discount on Gala reservations.

    • 10% Discount on all Museum store purchases.

    • First notice of special events.

    • Discounts and advance registration in art workshops and other educational programs.

    • Priority admission to the auditorium for special lectures.
       
    • Name will be included in the annual Membership listing in the newsletter.

    • Free admission for two guests to the Museum’s Annual Associates luncheon.

    • Membership in the Director’s Circle


  • Exhibitions

    Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney
    Spring 2014


    Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney presents an overview of the artist’s long and varied career as a designer and illustrator. The exhibition touches on such deeply felt personal and cultural themes as the African American experience; the wonders of classic literature; and the wisdom in well-loved folk tales. A belief in the ability of images to speak about and to humanity is at the artist’s core, and the works featured in the exhibition celebrate both small yet extraordinary moments, as well as significant historical events, reflecting the transformative power of visual storytelling in our lives.

    More than 140 of Mr. Pinkney’s luminous watercolors illustrations will be on full display, and include work from such classic picture books as A Patchwork Quilt (1985), Home Place (1990), John Henry (1994), Minty: A Story of a Young Harriet Tubman (1996), Black Cowboy, Wild Horses (1998), The Little Match Girl (1999), Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales (1999), The Old African (2005), The Lion & the Mouse (2009), and Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009) .

    Illustrated commissions for such clients as music artists, National Geographic and The African Burial Ground Interpretive Center will also be on view, as well as a collection of the artist’s supplies, personal photos, book awards, and video and interactive displays, which further highlight the artist’s career and inspirations.

    Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College
    October 6, 2012 - February 28, 2013


    In 1938, the president of Talladega College commissioned the artist Hale Woodruff to create a series of murals commemorating Talladega's founding by the American Missionary Association in 1867 as one of the nation's first colleges established to serve a new population of freed slaves in the South. The resulting project was one of Woodruff's greatest achievements. The murals six canvases in two cycles portray civil rights themes drawn from the beginnings of the movement. The first cycle, installed at Talladega on the centennial of the 1839 mutiny on the slave ship La Amistad, depicts the uprising, trial, and subsequent return to Africa of the captives on that ship. The companion series shows themes of the Underground Railroad, the founding of the College, and the construction of Savery Library notable as a collaborative effort between whites and blacks in the Talladega community. Both cycles also pay tribute to the American Missionary Association, which arose in response to the La Amistad trial and the plight of the captives, and was later instrumental in the founding of Talladega College and other educational institutions serving African Americans.

    Facing the Rising Sun Freedman’s Cemetery
    Ongoing Exhibition


    On April 29, 1869, Sam Eakins purchased the first acre of land to become Freedman’s Cemetery, creating for his fellow African Americans a place of their own to rest in peace. Though emancipation brought an end to slavery, racism and segregation forced these men and women to forge a community of their own in an area called Freedmantown, that would be known later as North Dallas.

    Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery presents artifacts, reconstructs their historical and cultural context, and seeks to bring clarity to the fragmented history of Dallas. Public and private collections are presented in different thematic areas including Slavery, Emancipation Reconstruction, Education and Health & Medicine among others. Vintage photographs, ephemera and archival documents, combined with interactive video kiosks contribute to an understanding of the experiences of people who lived and worked in this community.

    Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery is a testament to the pioneering spirit of the people who created a community of their own and succeeded despite great adversity.

    Souls of Black Folk: The Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection
    Ongoing Exhibtion


    The Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection, which is housed in the Sam and Ruth Bussey Folk Art Gallery, represents one of the most extensive and comprehensive collections of black folk art in the country. Many of the pieces have been donated from private collections and individual sources. All of the pieces represent a style of art that is not only unique in the very genuine sensitivity to the form, but also in the simple statement of an idea. Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Clementine Hunter, Minnie Evans, David Butler, Willard "The Texas Kid" Watson, Mose Tolliver, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Deacon Eddie Moore, Rev. Johnny Hunter, and Isaac Smith

  • Hours of Operation

    There is a fee for groups of 10 or more, special exhibits and some special events. Click here for more information.


    PHYSICAL ADDRESS
    African American Museum
    3536 Grand Avenue
    Dallas, TX  75210


    MAILING ADDRESS
    P.O. Box 150157
    Dallas, TX 75315-0157

    Phone: (214) 565-9026
    Fax: (214) 421-8204
    Email: info@aamdallas.org

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  • Hours

    The museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
       
    Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
       
    Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
       
    Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
       
    Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
       
    Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
       
    Sundays
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    Mondays Closed


    Admission

         
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    FREE Adults
      FREE Children 12 and under
       and Senior Citizens
         
    DOCENT GUIDED TOUR $5.00 Adults
      $3.00 Students
    What are Docent Guided Tours?  



  • Docent Guided Tour


    Student-centered tours explore original works of art and promote:


    • Close looking and thoughtful observation

    • Conversation and personal response.

    • Analytical and creative thinking

    • An appreciation for and understanding of art from a variety of cultures

    Tours correlate with studies in visual art, social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science.
         
    Tour Hours    
    Tuesday - Saturday
      10:00am - 3:30pm


    Admission

       
         
    Docent Guided Tour   $5.00 Adults        $3.00 Students
     

    Please call (214) 565-9026, ext 301 to reserve a tour.  Tours must be booked in advance.  PLEASE SCHEDULE AT LEAST THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE. Tour bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tours are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation by email.

     

  • Museum Rental


    The African American Museum’s historic buildings and beautiful grounds and gardens offer unique settings for any function, from corporate retreat to wedding reception. In addition to a memorable setting for events and weddings, our staff can assist you with referrals, planning and event day coordination to assure your function is a complete success. The African American Museum is an elegant setting for your special day. Whether indoors or outdoors, there are several ceremony and reception sites to choose from on the grounds.

    Rates

    Lower Rotunda
    $750.00 Auditorium $350.00
    Upper Rotunda $750.00 Sculpture Garden $500.00
    Upper & Lower Rotunda $1500.00 Classroom TBD
    Helen Giddings Solarium $350.00    

    For more information, please contact us at (214) 565-9026 Ext 314



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  • African American Museum | RISING UP! Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talladega College
    Rising Up! Hale Woodruff Murals from Talladega College
    The Mutiny by Hale Woodruff
    The Mutiny on the Amistad, 1939
    In 1938 Alabama's Talladega College commissioned acclaimed African American artist Hale Woodruff to paint six large-scale murals portraying the Amistad mutiny and its aftermath, as well as the founding of Talladega College.
    October 6, 2012 - February 28, 2013
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    Hale Woodruff

    Hale Aspacio Woodruff

    Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900–1980) was born in Cairo, Illinois. He studied art at both the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and the Fogg Museum of Harvard University. Woodruff contributed to the development of African American art not only as an artist, but also as a distinguished arts educator. Woodruff’s first mural project was a collaboration with Wilmer Jennings in 1934. The four-panel mural, titled “The Negro in Modern American Life: Agriculture and Rural Life; Literature, Music, and Art,” was part of a public works project and a teaching project that involved both Woodruff’s students and a local junior high school.

    In 1935, Woodruff worked on Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals for the Atlanta School of Social Work. Between 1931 and 1946, he served as the first chair of the newly established art department of Atlanta University. During the summer of 1936, Woodruff studied mural painting in Mexico under the mentorship of Diego Rivera. In 1946, he became a teacher at New York University, where he taught art for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1968. During the mid-1960s Woodruff and fellow artist Romare Bearden were instrumental in starting the Spiral Group, a collaboration of African American artists working in New York. The Studio Museum in Harlem presented a retrospective of his work titled “Hale Woodruff: 50 Years of His Art” in 1979, and the High presented “Hale Woodruff in Atlanta” in 2004, the first solo exhibition of Woodruff’s paintings in Atlanta since his death in 1980.

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                  The Building of Savery Library  1940 | 6'x10'
    The Building of Slavery by Hale Woodruff
                          The Mutiny on the Amistad   1939
             The Repatriation of the Freed Captives, 1939 | 6'x10'
    The Repatriation of Freed Captives
                    The Trial of the Amistad Captives  1939 | 6'x20'
    The Trial of the Amistad Slaves
                         The Underground Railroad  1940 | 6'x10'
    The Underground Railroad
                   Opening Day at Talladega College  1940 | 6'x20'
    Opening Day of Savery Library

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