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

Championing Black Cultural Experiences

 

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.

14TH ANNUAL PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

September 19-22, 2024
The 14th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Returns September 19–22, 2024 with FREE Concerts on Liberty Avenue and pays Tribute to the 15th Anniversary of the Opening of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
 

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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.

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Collections in Black: A Celebration of Black Comic Book Culture
Jul 25th - Jan 12th, 2025

Collections in Black: A Celebration of Black Comic Book Culture

“Collections in Black” delves into the African American experience within comic book culture and sheds light on our often overlooked history within the culture in a truly unique way. For far too long, the rich history and significant impact of African Americans in shaping the comic book industry have been overshadowed.

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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.

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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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