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.
For safety measures, following current public health directives, the Northwest African American Museum is closed to the public March 12–31, 2020. Public programs are postponed through April 17, 2020. We appreciate your patience as we work to assist our community in staying safe and healthy.
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.