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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The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) is a living memorial to the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, working to fulfill his mission to illuminate Black culture, and to confront the responsibilities of being a global citizen. We are the gateway Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and the second largest Black, multi-disciplinary performing arts center in the Country.

We operate a home for the arts, storytelling, learning, and exchange around the African diaspora.

We invite you to join us in building momentum for the future by supporting our MISSION DRIVEN campaign to raise $1 million by December 31, 2023. Your gift will allow us to Uplift our Community, Expand Educational programs, and Amplify Voices of Artists. 


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Admission to the AWAACC is FREE to the public?

Contributions to the annual fund impacts our ability to provide FREE access to amazing art exhibits, thought proving literary programs, and family-oriented education and community activities.

The Center also provides a space for Black and Brown artists, promoting and providing much deserved exposure to their work— YOUR contributions make all this possible!


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Thank you for sharing our vision and advancing our collective mission to ensure a bright future for the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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To learn more about major gift opportunities, including endowed or planned gift options, please contact, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Amanda Brandes at 412-567-2956 or

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