PGAAMCC on NBC4: The Importance of Black Art

NBC News4's Molette Green spoke with local artists from our current exhibition, Preston Sampson,  Chanel Compton, PGAAMCC board member  and Executive Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum and Will Watson, an MFA candidate from the Maryland Institute College of Art to discuss the importance of black

art.https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/News4-Your-Sunday-The-Importance-of-Black-Art_Washington-DC-477850103.html


Sip & Paint Sold-Out Friday March 23

Sip & Paint Sold-Out Tonight!

SIP & PAINT SOLD OUT TONIGHT! We will not be selling tickets at the door. If you missed us tonight, no worries! There will be more Sip & Paint events in the future. Thank you and Happy Friday!


Washington CityPaper: 'A Museum Goes Beyond Its Walls to Teach Prince George’s County’s Rich History'

PGAAMCC was featured in Washington CityPaper, article by Laura Irene.

Through its education efforts and programming, the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center strives to be a pillar in its community.


From County to State: New Executive Leadership at Two Partnering African American Institutions

PHOTO RIGHT TO LEFT.  Dr. Donald Wallace Jones, PGAAMCC Chair; Maleke Glee, Interim Director; Chanel Compton, MCAAHC/BDM Director; Lyndra Marshall (née Pratt), MCAAHC Chair

From County to State: New Executive Leadership at Two Partnering African American Institutions

Chanel Compton named Director of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Banneker Douglass Museum and Maleke Glee named Interim Executive Director for the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center

The Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) are in the midst of bringing on new leadership to both organizations.  PGAAMCC’s current Executive Director, Chanel Compton, was recruited by the MCAAHC to be the new Director of the MCAAHC and BDM in Annapolis.  Ms. Compton will also transition to the PGAAMCC Board of Directors as the Vice Chair of Development.  PGAAMCC has recruited Maleke Glee, previously a program/community partner, to be the Interim Executive Director. “My primary goal, as Board Chair, is to continue to elevate the excellent programs, practices, and procedures of PGAAMCC,” states Dr. Donald Wallace Jones, Chair of PGAAMCC’s Board of Directors “We are very pleased to have Ms. Compton transition from serving as our Executive Director to being an acting Board Member as the Vice Chair of Development.  As such a strong ambassador for PGAAMCC, Ms. Compton will actively promote our mission and vision locally, nationally, and internationally.” Both organizations seeks to partner on Board Membership and program initiatives.  Ms. Lyndra Marshall (née Pratt), MCAAHC Chair states, “Though both institutions are in transition, this has been a great opportunity to collaborate through staffing, volunteerism, board leadership, and program initiatives.”

About PGAAMCC and MCAAHC

PGAAMCC’s mission is to celebrate and inspire the community through the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Since opening its doors in 2010, PGAAMCC has presented art and historical exhibitions, public programs, film screenings, festivals, and educational outreach programs, all of which continue to grow as the Museum’s audience and reach expand.  In partnership with the Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) Office of Arts Integration, PGAAMCC’s education outreach programs, such as its early childhood programs and teen after school programs, serve approximately 65 PGPCS schools and 4,000 PGCPS students. Moving forward, PGAAMCC is actively expanding its education outreach programs throughout the region and is producing a Black Arts Festival, which will premiere on October 7, 2017.

PGAAMCC’s new Interim Executive Director, Maleke Glee, is no stranger to PGAAMCC and community arts programming.  Glee’s scholarship is focused on dramaturgy and cultural ethnography, and he recently curated PGAAMCC’s most popular public programs series for the exhibition, Chocolate Cities. Maleke has also led PGAAMCC’s after school program, Culture Keepers, and is the founder and executive director for the DC based non-profit, Chocolate Redux, whose mission is to support and sustain the local culture of the Washington Metropolitan Area in the midst of gentrification. Maleke Glee states“ As a native and current resident of the County, I am honored to support our cultural eco-system.  I enter this role ready to work alongside the Board, partners, and community, to fulfill the promise of PGAAMCC’s mission.”

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) works to interpret, document, preserve, and promote Maryland's African American heritage; to provide technical assistance to institutions and groups with similar objectives; and to educate Maryland's citizens and visitors about the significance of the African American experience in Maryland and the nation.  MCAAHC oversees the Banneker Douglass Museum, appoints the Walter Hill Fellowship in Archives, and jointly administers the States $1-million African American Heritage Preservation Grant Program with the Maryland Historical Trust. Chanel Compton states, “Serving African American causes on a County level has been a tremendous experience, and I am honored to serve on a State level to further promote the preservation and presentation of African American history, art, and culture.”

The Future

As two of Maryland State’s premiere African American institutions, alongside institutions such as the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, PGAAMCC and MCAAHC seek to be resources to each other and the greater community through cross-institutional board leadership and creative collaborations, such as traveling exhibitions and programs.

To learn more about MCAAHC, please visit www.africanamerican.maryland.gov or call 410-216-6180.  To learn more about PGAAMCC, please visit www.pgaamcc.org or call 301-809-0440.


Museum Closed on July 4th

PGAAMCC will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen and resume our normal hours on Wednesday, July 5th. 

 

 


A New Addition to PGAAMCC!

PGAAMCC's sculpture garden will be transformed into an outdoor performing arts space for film screenings, outdoor concerts, and community gatherings. Thank you Neighborhood Design Center for the amazing design and the Prince George's Redevelopment Authority for the continued support and vision. In summer 2017 we will also expand and beautify our parking lot. Get Ready for a new look!

 

See the New Plans

 

 


Museum Closed on Tuesday 3/14

Due to inclement weather, PGAAMCC will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.


A Day Without a Woman

#ADayWithoutAWoman

PGAAMCC is closed today in recognition of the hard work, literal blood sweat and tears women have shed to push a new generation forward. We honor our ancestors and community leaders who have paved the way for us. #love #libation #womanhood #harriettubman #lillianbeverly #gwendolynbritt #eleanortraynham #portiapittman