Remembering Adele C Johnson

Adele Johnson

Image provided by the Richmond Times Dispatch Original Article Located in the Richmond Free Press   Adele C. Johnson pushed to ensure the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia lived up to its name during her four-year tenure as executive director. From concerts to lectures and exhibits, Ms. Johnson led her small staff

Remembering Miriam Esther Jiménez Román

Miriam Jiménez Román

Miriam Esther Jiménez Román June 11, 1951 – August 6, 2020 Obituary – Provided by Miriam E. Jiménez Román, the Puerto Rican archivist, social theorist, scholar, lecturer, writer, editor, and invaluable mentor to generations of young academics, activists, and artists exploring the African diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, passed

Remembering David Driskell

David C. Driskell

Distinguished University Professor revolutionized the field of African American art through his scholarship, innovation and humanity. Obituary provided by: David C. Driskell, the legendary artist and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) recognized worldwide for his scholarship and expertise in African American art, passed away on Wednesday from complications of COVID-19.

AAAM Member Spotlight

Kinshasha Conwill

Please join AAAM as we congratulate, Kinshasha Conwill as she was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy is an honorary society that celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center that convenes leaders from across disciplines, professions and perspectives to address significant challenges. » CLICK HERE

AAAM 2021 Conference Announcement

AAAM 2021 conference announcement

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Jada Wright-Greene Association of African American Museums Announces Second Virtual Conference LaNesha DeBardelaben, AAAM Board Chair   Vedet Coleman-Robinson, AAAM Executive Director   Omar Eaton-Martinez, AAAM Board Member & 2021 Conference Planning Chair Association of African American Museums Announces Second Virtual Conference Washington, D.C. Mar. 10, 2021 –

2021 AAAM|EMP HBCU Internship Application

2021 AAAM|EMP HBCU Internship Application Through a generous award provided by the Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation, the Association of African American Museums is pleased to announce the AAAM|EMP HBCU Internship.  Funding through the private foundation was given to assist the association with advancing AAAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals HBCU initiatives.  ~ One Paid Internship –

2021 AAAM Conference Call for Proposals

2021 AAAM Conference Call for Proposals AAAM 2021 invites proposals that consider the global impact of African American institutions, explore concepts of blackness and justice in museums around the world, and look at the work of museums throughout the Black diaspora. The deadline to submit a Session Proposal: Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 11:59 pm

Museum Spotlight

Smithsonian Anacostia Museum

The Assocation of African American Museums is pleased to announce the #AAAMMuseumSpotlight. This series will highlight AAAM institutional members who are pillars in their communities and are doing great work throughout the field. Throughout the year we will spotlight leaders, visionaries, and institutions that have been pivotal in the growth of our institutions and the