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2022

May 02

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Launches First Work in New Residency Program: Missy Mazzoli’s Song From the Uproar: the Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

All-female cast & crew present opera inspired by the life of Swiss explorer and writer May 21 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ET Produced by DEMASKUS Theater Collective, Amanda…

Apr 26

Ron Carter Foursight Quartet, Ledisi, Stanley Clarke, Samara Joy, Incognito With Maysa Leak and More to Perform as Part of August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival September 16-18, 2022

Lineup includes Average White Band, Buster Williams, Orrin Evans Trio, Aymée Nuviola with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and more  April 26, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA –The August Wilson African American Cultural Center…

Apr 01

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Renames 1839 Gallery to Honor Exhibition Designer Victoria Renée Edwards

Inaugural Exhibition to Feature Works in Collaboration by Multidisciplinary Artists Li Harris and Alisha B. Wormsley, on view April 8 – August 28, 2022  April 1, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA…

Feb 24

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Opens August Wilson: the Writer’s Landscape Saturday, April 16 First-ever Permanent Exhibition Dedicated to Life of Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright

February 24, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) announced today that August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape, the first-ever permanent exhibition dedicated to the…

2021

Sep 08

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces Fall 2021 Line-up

Featuring Signature Festivals:  Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival featuring Chaka Khan Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival featuring Mavis Staples  We Want the Funk Festival featuring Steve Arrington, and Ladies of SKYY,…

Jul 20

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces Additional Artists for 11th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival September 17-19, 2021

Featuring Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Christian McBride, Branford Marsalis, Patrice Rushen, Gregory Porter, Jazzmeia Horn, and more  July 20, 2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – The August Wilson African…

Jun 21

August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Partnership With Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Presents Roger Guenveur Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now on Saturday, August 21

Live, one-night-only Performance takes place at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, where Frederick Douglass spoke 145 years ago  Smith also joins August Wilson African American Cultural Center as Guest Theater…

Jun 08

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces 11th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Featuring Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, and Marcus Miller

Line-up also includes Gregory Porter, Jazzmeia Horn, The Baylor Project, Lakecia Benjamin, and more  June 8, 2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) announced…

May 05

August Wilson African American Cultural Center to Reopen May 22, 2021 With New Visual Arts Exhibition: Minding My Business (I said what i said)

Exhibition featuring works by Rabéa Ballin, Krista Franklin, Deun Ivory, Tonika Lewis Johnson, Pia Love, Natalie Lauren Sims, and SHAN Wallace Curated by Selenite Arts Advisory  May 5, 2021 –…

Apr 22

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Receives Over $1 Million in Support From Richard King Mellon Foundation

Generous funding includes $350,000 for the creation of artist resident program supporting local, emerging artists of color  Pittsburgh, PA – April 22, 2021 – The August Wilson African American Cultural…

Apr 13

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces Tracey Mccants Lewis as New Chair of the Board

Dr. Rahmon Hart, Tony Murphy, Shiv Seth, and Dr. James Taylor Join as Trustees of the Non-Profit Cultural Center  Pittsburgh, PA – April 13, 2021 – The August Wilson African…

Feb 21

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces Black History Month Programming

Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present & Future, a retrospective on Pittsburgh’s role in the cultural lexicon and a celebration of the city’s historic arts scene presented as part of…

Feb 16

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces Youth Writers Camp Utilizing August Wilson’s Award-winning Works as Curriculum to Develop Students’ Unique Voices

Open to all middle and high school students, fourth annual camp session runs March 20-July 3  February 16, 2021 (Pittsburgh, PA) – The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC),…

2019

Aug 08

Ben Jones Art Exhibition Coming this September

From September 13 – December 15, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center will have on view the art exhibition Resurgence – Rise Again:  The art of Ben Jones. Featuring large-scale artwork that brings awareness to…

Jul 17

9th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival June 20-23

PITTSBURGH – On June 20-23, 2019, the 9th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF), presented by Citizens Bank, will be held at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC)…