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


Fairwood Branch

12100 Annapolis Road, Suite 1

Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sponsored by Old Line Bank, Inc.:


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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Celebrating the Legacy of MLK, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday was first observed as a national holiday in 1986. However, his life had become a fixed part of American mythology for years prior to that. Dr. King helped expand the rights of many African Americans; his victories touched the lives of other minorities, and for many whites who welcomed the change his leadership brought, King’s life seemed mythological even as he lived it. He is celebrated as a hero not only for the legislation he enabled, but for his articulation of dreams and hopes shared by many during an era of upheaval and change.

For many born after his death, Dr. King is known best for his "I Have a Dream" speech which reflects this spirit and was delivered in 1963, at the height of his fame. The federal holiday, celebrated on the third Monday in January, commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, who articulated the progressive, human hope of the early 1960s.

Honor Dr. King’s legacy through a day of service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of each of our beloved communities. We support Dr. King’s belief in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encourage all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live.

Artist Talks w/ Curator, Jon West Bey

Join us for a very special artist talk on January 24th from 2-4 pm featuring a question and answer session with the talented Huey Gaddy and the innovative Don Lippincott, founder of Lippincott, Inc.

Master Sculptor, Huey Gaddy will be joined by Donald Lippincott, founder of Lippincott, Inc., which fabricated some of the most iconic sculptures of the 20th Century.

Lippincott, Inc., was founded by Donald Lippincott in 1966. The key concept and sole focus of the firm was to create an artist-friendly environment where sculptors could have their large-scale works fabricated in a manner that was sensitive to their specific needs and methods while bringing to bear the full range of professional manufacturing capability required. It was the first, and for more than a decade, the only company to be performing this role exclusively.

For information about Donald Lippincott, please visit: http://www.lippincottsculpture.com/history.html

To RSVP Call 301-809-0440 or email kblackwell@pgaamcc.org by January 22, 2015.

Museum and Gallery Tours

Tours are offered Tuesday - Saturday from 1 PM - 3 PM. Additional tours are available upon request. Please contact us at (301) 809-0440 to schedule a group tour or for more information.

Holiday Closings


The museum and its administrative offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 24, 2014 (Christmas Eve)
  • December 25, 2014 (Christmas Day)
  • December 31, 2014 (New Years Eve)
  • January 1, 2015 (New Years Day)

From the PGAAMCC Family to yours, have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.

In Memoriam: Marion Barry

"Mayor for Life"

Civil rights activist, Marion Barry is the definition of a game changer.  Since his move to Washington, D.C. in 1965, he managed to become one of the most influential, charismatic, and unforgettable politicians of his time. Although Marion Barry is greatly known for being the second and fourth mayor of Washington, D.C., he was the first chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the President of the D.C. School Board (1972-1974). He also held a seat as a member of the D.C. City Council three times. Marion Barry co-founded PRIDE, Inc. in 1967 and started the D.C. Summer Youth Program in 1979. His dedication and commitment was displayed through his many efforts to improve the city he called home. Marion Barry’s life was a testimony that despite your flaws, mistakes, and imperfections; you can still positively impact and inspire your community.

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center would like to take a moment to pay homage to the former Mayor of the District of Columbia, City Council member, D.C. School Board President, and civil rights activist, Marion S. Barry.

Happy Thanksgiving from PGAAMCC!

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving. Our gallery will be closed on Thursday and Friday. We look forward to seeing you again on Saturday.












Culture Keepers 'Awesome' Field Trip

The Culture Keepers Saturday Field Trip was awesome! On Saturday November 15th, Culture Keepers students and coordinators from CVPA Suitland High School and Northwestern VPA, who were able to attend, went on a arts & cultural field day to museums and had a blast!

We visited the National Museum of African Art exhibit "Conversations: African and African American Artwork in Dialogue". It was so exciting to see traditional and contemporary African and African American artworks together exploring themes in family & community, resistance & social justice, and spirituality.

We also visited the Hirshhorn Museum’s multimedia exhibit, "Days of Endless Time" and historical and cultural exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Special thanks to the amazing and dedicated staff of PGCPS and contributors of the Culture Keepers program: Maria Saldana, Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Roxanne Francewoods.

Keep on keeping up with Culture Keepers!

Chanel Compton,
PGAAMCC Education Director