AAAM mourns the loss of Mrs. Aurelia Ruth Brooks

January 18, 1931-May 11, 2021. Aurelia Ruth Brooks, daughter of Harriet Ferguson and Rio Grande Roberts Jr., died on May 11, 2021, at the age of 90, in Los Angeles,

Remembering Adele C 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

Remembering Miriam Esther 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,

Remembering David 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

A Message from Lonnie G. Bunch, III for AAAM Members

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM LONNIE G. BUNCH, III TO AAAM MEMBERS       Lonnie G. Bunch, III Secretary      Dear AAAM Members, When I became the Director of the

AAAM2021 Robert F. Smith Keynote Conversation

RECORDING AVAILABLE – The 43rd Annual Conference featured a keynote conversation entitled, Why Black Museums Matter: Strengthening Our Institutions, Communities and Museums, by Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO

AAAM Is Awarded $500,000 From the Lilly Endowment to Advance the Visibility, Power, And Impact of Black Museums

MEDIA RELEASE: September 15, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of African American Museums (“AAAM”) is pleased to announce that a new grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will help advance

Association of African American Museums Receives a $1 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE: September 30, 2021, WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) has received a grant of $1,000,000 over four years to solidify its administrative capacity and enhance