'Transforming Anew on WPGC-FM's Joe Clair Morning Show'

Nehemiah Dixon and Chanel Compton, artists featured in our provocative exhibition 'Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men' were guests on the WPGC-FM Joe Clair Morning Show on March 19.

Chanel, who is also Educational Director, and Nehemiah led a spirited conversation with host and comedian Joe Clair about historical and contemporary references of black men.Transforming Anew Logo (Final)

The museum is closed this week, but please join us this Saturday, March 21 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm as we continue this much needed conversation during our 'Artist Talk.'  This exciting panel discussion will moderated by Curator, Jon West-Bey.  This event is free to the public.

The exhibition will be on display at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center from February 6th, 2015 until April 25th, 2015.  For more information call (301) 809-0440, email programs@pgaamcc.org, or visit the Museum’s website at www.pgaamcc.org.

 This exhibition is proudly sponsored by:

Dr. Donald Wallace Jones, Dr. Betty Jean Tolbert Jones and Ms. Tracey Tolbert Jones and also Mary-Frances Winters, President and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc.


Women's History Month

Did you know that International Women's day is celebrated on March 8th and the first International Women's Day was held on March 19, 1911?

Learn more about Women's History Month here.


Museum Advocacy Day 2015

On Feb. 23-24 over 250 museum advocates from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to make the case to Congress that museums are essential.

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What a great way to start of Women’s History Month! Congratulations Sistah Joy!

The Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center would like to congratulate Sistah Joy for being selected by Grace Cavalieri, a nationally recognized literary giant and Dan Murano as the March 2015 Featured Poet on their literary blog series.

Click on the links below to learn more about her work as a poet, and to also read 4 of her poems.

http://danmurano.com/poetry

http://danmurano.com/poetry/here-poem-you-can-hide-0

Standalone page: http://danmurano.com/poetry/sistah-joy

Website: http://www.sistahjoy.com/

Email: Poetsistahjoy@aol.com

If you are interested in her books, her name appears in literary registries as J. Joy Matthews Alford, or you may contact her directly by reply email. For persons connected with businesses, churches, schools, literary or community-based organizations, please make note that April is National Poetry Month.  She would be happy to speak with you about being a guest speaker or featured artist at an event during the month of April or at any time throughout the year.


Transforming Anew Perspectives of Black Men Exhibit Opening

Join us this Saturday, February 28th from 6 - 8 pm for the opening of our newest exhibit, Transforming Anew Perspectives in Black Men featuring the artwork of Chanel Compton, Nehemiah Dixon and David Ibata.

Location: PGAAMCC

4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD 20722


Museum Advocacy Day

PGAAMCC at Museum Advocacy Day on Capital Hill with AAM and Maryland Museums! We Represented!!


POSTPONED: Transforming Anew Exhibit Opening

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Due to inclement weather, the opening for the Transforming Anew Exhibit has be postponed to Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6 PM to 8 PM.


Tune into PGCTV on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays @ 1:15 PM for an airing of the PGAAMCC Documentary, "A Space of Their Own"

The 16-min PGAAMCC documentary, “A Space of Their Own” featuring Mayor Beverly, our very own, Dr. Jacqueline F. Brown (“The Real Queen B”), Laurence Winston and the mayors of first five historic African-American towns in Prince George’s County will air for the rest of the month of February on PGCTV on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Friday’s at 1:15pm.


Museum-in-a-Box Presentation at the Fairwood Branch Old Line Bank

Old Line Bank, Inc. and PGAAMCC proudly presents a unique opportunity for you and your family to 'Celebrate history - Art & Culture in Prince George's County!!

Join us for a "Museum-in-a-box presentation entitled, "The war of 1812: The Life and Times of Charles Ball, Once Slave and Soldier." Enjoy an examination of historical artifacts and arts and crafts during this interactive workshop.Fairwood Branch Event Flier

Date: February 21, 2015

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Location:

Fairwood Branch

12100 Annapolis Road, Suite 1

Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sponsored by Old Line Bank, Inc.:

OLDLINE BANK


North Brentwood Public Art Project

If you can brave the brisk weather this season, try to enjoy a nice walk or drive around Historic North Brentwood while learning history!

PGAAMCC presents 4 public art installations that celebrates the history, art, and culture of North Brentwood; the first Historically Black Township of Prince George's County. The public art is located at the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center (PGAAMCC), Baby Dee's Guest Club, Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center, and the Gateway CDC.

Public Art Locations:
Mural 1: Title: Nicholas, Location: PGAAMCC, 4519 Rhode Island Avenue
Mural 2: Title: Play that Song, Mr. Ellington Location: Baby Dees, 4516 41st Avenue
Mural 3: Title: For Our Generation, Location: Gwendolyn Britt, 4009 Wallace Road
Mural 4: Title: Our Hands will Rejoice, Build, & Shelter, Location: Gateway CDC, 4102 Webster St

Artwork produced by our very own Educational Director and prolific, muralist, Chanel Compton.

This project is sponsored by Art Lives Here and Gatweway Community Development Corporation.

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