Prince Georges African American Museum & Cultural Center

About

The mission of PGAAMCC is to celebrate and inspire the Community through the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African American diasporas in Prince George’s County, Maryland and beyond.

Programming

Exhbition on View: Catharsis. Spirit Leaves a Mark

Catharsis. Spirit Leaves A Mark is the latest PGAAMCC exhibit, depicting the duality of our emotions and the intensity of black womens’ expression and experience. These richly textured portraits are painted by local Prince Georges County artist Vanessa R Williams.

In this exhibit, everyday people are singing, smiling, introspecting and reflecting, caught in a frozen moment, an outtake of the careful and the carefree.

Williams deeply political and personal artwork, highlight the inner lives and private worlds of multi-generational black women, and the pressure and paradox endemic to their struggle as matriarch, mother, nurturer and needy, caregiver and celebrity, songbird and ingenue, housewife and heroine, and many more identities and responsibilities.

Events:

The Observable Universe by Education Curator Dr. Synatra Smith
Thurs. June 20, 6-9pm 
Reimagine time and space through technology and fantasy! The Observable Universe is an interactive discussion of Afrofuturist films throughout the Diaspora from the 1970s to the present. We explore such films as Touki Bouki, Space Is the Place, and City of God. Share, engage, and be inspired to create your own Afrofuturist observable universe!

PGAAMCC Block Party
Sat. June 22, 12-7pm
PGAAMCC, Creators Coalition, JessBeCreative, On Us Tees, and Museum Hue, bring to you a Block Party for the whole family! Music, Games, Trivia, Food, Vendors, and Live Art will fill PGAAMCC’s parking lot and outdoor pavillion. And if you can’t take the heat come inside and experience our 3 galleries, with exclusive talks with artists and community leaders on Education, Wellness, and Financial Literacy.

Featuring a special Outdoor Pop Up Exhibit by 365EYL Project & Somerset Prep!

 

To register for these events and more visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-more-than-a-month-festival-tickets-59903870088

More about PGAAMMCC's Juneteeth events: https://pgaamcc.org/juneteenth-morethanamonth-fesitval/

Satellite locations set their own dates and hours for their programming, and may not have the same dates or hours as official By The People events. If you have any questions about programming or accessibility, please contact satellite locations directly.