August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape: The first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of August Wilson is now open! Learn More

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August Wilson African American Cultural Center champions artists and programs that reflect universal issues of identity illuminated in the works of the 20th century’s greatest American dramatist and which still resonate today.

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August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape
Permanent Exhibit

August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, one of the largest cultural organizations in the country focused exclusively on the African American experience and the arts of the African diaspora, will create The Writer’s Landscape, the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson.

Timed Ticketing
Li Harris and Alisha B. Wormsley: A Way to AFRAM
Apr 14th - Aug 28th, 2022

Li Harris and Alisha B. Wormsley: A Way to AFRAM

A collaboration of Li Harris and Alisha B Wormsley, A Way to AFRAM is about imagineering various technologies and applied sciences to continue the ancestral practice of creating safe places for Black people to exist abundantly on this planet and beyond.

Select Works on Paper
Apr 14th - Aug 28th, 2022

Select Works on Paper

Select Works on Paper is a series of Pittsburgh-based artist works on paper exploring identity, history, iconography and cultural narratives through screen prints, collage assemblage and paintings. Featuring Tara Fay Coleman, Robert Hodge, Dail Chambers, D.S. Kinsel, Bekezela Mguni, and Quaishawn Whitlock.

Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody
Mar 4th - May 29th, 2022

Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody

Garrett Bradley works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to explore the social, economic, and racial politics of everyday life. Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody features a selection of three recent works by the artist—two single-channel videos and a multi-channel video installation—America (2019), AKA (2019), and Alone (2017).

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Bridging Divides

Like our namesake, we believe in the beauty of connecting with all people. Wilson often said he didn’t write for Black or white audiences, but rather about the black experience in America.

About the AWAACC

Empowering Expression

We believe that creativity is boundless. From gypsy cab drivers to Blues divas, Wilson’s work tenders no apologies and evokes love sonnets of black struggle and triumph, offering clarion tributes to the ancestors gone before, living in eternal memory.

August Wilson’s Legacy

Envisioning the Future

For over a decade, the non-profit August Wilson African American Cultural Center has embraced Wilson’s magnificent legacy. We believe by celebrating black culture and fostering the exchange of ideas, we can transform how people think about the world.

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