Celebrate black history, art, and culture at NAAM. Enjoy our new exhibitions, special events, and learn more about YOURSELF in our genealogy center! Discover fun facts about the history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Open Wednesday through Sunday, we sit on the Jimi Hendrix Park in the heart of the Central District.
Christopher Shaw explores the spiritual bridge between notions of design and processes of divination. Shaw presents us with minimalist works in clay and urges us to consider how objects carry the seeds of culture. Individual and assembled ceramic sculpture join vessel forms in the artist’s latest body of work.
Inspired by Black women transcending historical, societal, racial and economic challenges in America, this exhibition is artist Hiawatha D.’s homage to the resilience, power and beauty of Black women and Black women history-makers.
A winter wonderland is coming to NAAM! Join us as we kick off our holiday programming with our annual Black Santa celebration. Families are welcome to join us for family fun throughout the museum with activities in our studios, interactive reading time in our library, pictures with Black santa in our Legacy Hall and food available from Stubbs BBQ & Catering. Pictures with santa are on a first come first serve basis with a single pose and printed photo available. December 7th & 8th, 2019 11 AM-5 PM Free and open to the public $15 for family photos.
In partnership with Hugo House, we’re pleased to present a tribute to the literary and cultural legacy of novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and social critic, James Baldwin (1924–1987). Featuring readings and remembrances from Anastacia-Renée, Ebo Barton, LaNesha DeBardelaben, and Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith.
‘Tis the season to support Black businesses, small and big alike! Our holiday market provides space for business owners to directly connect with their communities and build within them. Our market will offer an array of vendors who specialize in apothecary, literature, home goods, african textiles and prints to so much more!