Coming Soon to AWAACC Summer Visual Arts Exhibition, Race and Revolution: Still Separate- Still Unequal

Start the spring season by visiting the August Wilson African American Cultural Center to experience our new Summer Visual Arts Exhibition.

Beginning April 27 – July 21, 2019, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center will feature a new art exhibition, Race and Revolution: Still Separate- Still Unequal, examining the ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system.

Research shows that in the United States, public schools are more segregated now than they were in the 1970s. This exhibition aims to question how this truth has been experienced in Pittsburgh’s public schools and how this art can be used to bring this conversation to the public eye and raise awareness.

AWAACC is the Sixth Venue to Host This Group Exhibition

The art exhibition Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal is the second show in a series of exhibitions aiming to bring the conversation of race and racism from the past into the present. The first exhibition, Race and Revolution: Exploring Human Injustices Through Art, was held on Governor’s Island in the summer of 2016.

Since Black Lives Matter was conceived in 2012, Americans have been reflecting on what exactly happened in the U.S. after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-60s. This group exhibition, curated by Katie Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah, was initially launched in the summer of 2017 at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, aiming to educate audiences about the blatant inequities that are still being experienced by marginalized groups of children even after the Civil Rights Movement.

Since the launch of the exhibition in 2017, it has been featured in five other venues including one in Hartford, CT and most recently at Penn State University. AWCC will be the sixth venue to host this exhibition, which will feature a series of programs, events, and workshops that will serve as a platform for further exploration of issues and ideas highlighted in the exhibition while also bringing light to the topics relevant to the Pittsburgh community.

Exhibition Will Feature Local Teen and Emerging Artists

At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, we will be incorporating the works of Pittsburgh area teen and emerging artists to deepen the reach of the exhibition within the Pittsburgh Community. By featuring teens and emerging artists from the Pittsburgh area, they will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and perspectives on the issues being explored in the exhibit.

With impactful art exhibitions, learning opportunities, and performances, the August Wilson Center offers a variety of events and opportunities for those in the Pittsburgh area and beyond to experience this spring.