African American Museum in Philadelphia

Updated
9 Jun 2017

aamp-residency-social-2017-01-web.jpg

Arresting Patterns, African American Museum in Philadelphia. Photo by M.Edlow.

aamp-residency-social-2017-05-web.jpg

Shawn Theodore, Church of Broken Pieces, African American Museum in Philadelphia. Photo by M.Edlow.

Founded in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret, and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. The museum interprets and presents the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day, including historical and contemporary topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, medicine, politics, religion, sports, and entertainment. In 2017, the museum received a Center Discovery grant to develop an artist residency program for emerging black artists in Philadelphia.