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2021

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 12

Black-Led Community Spotlight: AWAACC Board Chair Tracey McCants Lewis

Pittsburgh born and bred, Tracey McCants Lewis has been a law professor, a civil rights attorney, and currently serves as the Deputy General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for…

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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 Center…

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),…

Feb 01

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 the…

2020

Nov 23

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Launches Aw Studio Sessions Monthly Virtual Music Series

New Series Features Orrin Evans, Leela James, Roger Humphries, Gerald Veasely and Carol Riddick, Lyndsey Morgan Smith & more November 23, 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA – The August Wilson African…

Jul 31
Apr 01

The Latest on New Event Dates and Online Initiatives

Dear Friends, Like many of you, I am looking forward to brighter days. As we continue to practice social distancing, the most important step we can collectively take to protect…

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Feb 25

Inspire Black

For most people, there has been an individual or two that influenced them—who inspire them to take a chance and to try and reach their dreams. From leaders like Malcolm…

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Feb 18

2019

Oct 16

Ben Jones and Amani Lewis at AWAACC

Pittsburgh had the pleasure of welcoming two new art exhibits, Resurgence—Rise Again: The art of Ben Jones, and Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature, on September 13th at the August Wilson African American…

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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)…

Jul 15

Why You Should Become an AWAACC Member

The AWAACC is your home for African American arts and arts of the African Diaspora and is a dynamic home for unique and inspiring arts and culture that transforms our…

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Jun 14

A Guide to AWAACC Venue Rentals

If you are looking for a unique and functional facility for your next event, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is a great option! We have put together a…

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May 30

Reasons to Give Back to Your Community

When you give back to your community, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the people around you by helping to further important endeavors such as art, education,…

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Apr 29

Making a Difference With the August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Giving back to your community is a positive experience that not only makes you feel good but also makes a positive impact on your community. One way you can help…

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Mar 27

Coming Soon – Summer Visual Arts Exhibition

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…

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Feb 22

5 Reasons to Visit The August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Featuring world-class art exhibitions, musical, dance, and theatre performances by national and internationally-recognized artists and more, the August Wilson Cultural Center is a place for the arts, storytelling, learning, and…

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