Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Bold As Love: Jimi at Home
November 27, 2018-May 5, 2019
The much anticipated exhibit, Bold As Love: Jimi Hendrix at Home, opens to the public on Jimi’s 76th birthday, November 27, 2018. The work offers a rare and detailed look at Jimi’s Seattle origins through the lens of those closest to him and by his own artistic eyes. Through archival and family photos, his own artwork, personal artifacts, music, and multimedia, visitors will discover how the icon’s Seattle upbringing shaped his life and career. The collection of art and visual effects is being billed as more than an exhibition, but an experience that will take museum guests on a journey into the life of James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix, whose rise to stardom was meteoric, but whose feet never left the ground.
Entrance to the museum and the grand opening event is free and open to the public on November 27th from 6 pm-9 pm. It will include a birthday celebration and music, and to commemorate the opening, the first 76 people to sign up for a new NAAM membership, will receive a curated gift from Experience Hendrix and NAAM.
Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party 50 Years: Power to the People
April 27, 2018-November 27, 2018
In celebrating our 50th anniversary, the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party (SCBPP) invites youth and young adults throughout the Seattle area to join us, especially students who are currently involved with Black Student Union (BSU) chapters at local high schools, colleges and universities. Collaborating directly with young people, SCBPP seeks to reignite our mission and stand up for the right to land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace.
This dynamic, interactive exhibition takes visitors on a multi-faceted journey through time, exploring the history, culture, and art of the region’s African American community. Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the chronological timeline encompasses three centuries of challenges and opportunities that were experienced by people who settled in the Pacific Northwest and called it home.
The Journey Gallery will also feature a display entitled: Legacies of Love in Leadership: Community Educators and Activists
November 9, 2018-March 31, 2019
Two Seattle Icons: Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey
Though they grew up in different eras, different states, and were from different generations, Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey were driven by the same vision and ideals. These two women also shared many characteristics. Both women were bold, community-oriented activists, and political risk-takers. One founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913 and the other led the organization sixty-six years later. Their worlds would come together here in Seattle and the Founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Bertha Pitts Campbell and the 17th National President of the sorority, Mona Humphries Bailey continued impacting local, national and international communities.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS at NAAM
NAAM will soon feature exhibitions on:
Jeremy Bell-Utopian Blackness
Opens December 20, 2018-March 24, 2019