Street Address
3536 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
Mailing Address
Post Office Box 150153
Dallas, TX 75315
phone: 214-565-9026
fax: 214-421-8204
Museum Type(s)
Harry Robinson, President/CEO
phone: 214-565-9026 x311
Lorraine Jenkins, Executive Assistant to the President
phone: 214-565-9026 x311
Betty Cunningham, Executive Vice President/COO
phone: 214-565-9026 x334
Tonya Mayberry, Annual Funds Manager
phone: 214-565-9026 x307
Ted Boozer, Manager of Finance
phone: 214-565-9026 x305
JoAnn Brown, Special Events Coordinator
Kendall Ferguson, Program Coordinator
phone: 214-565-9026 x304
Earline Green, Artist-in-Residence
phone: 214-565-9026 x312
Phillip Collins, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
phone: 214-565-9026 x312
Daphne Stephenson, Librarian/Archivist
phone: 214-565-9026 x315


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Dallas is home to the largest African-American museum in the Southwest. The African American Museum fosters appreciation and recognition for both the vital presence of black culture in contemporary culture and its influence in shaping Texas and America. Since its inception more than 20 years ago at Dallas' Bishop College, the museum has developed an impressive collection of African-American art. The museum also features one of the largest African American folk art collections in the nation.

The African American Museum now enters a new era at its home in the Dallas Fair Park community. Private donations and a Dallas city bond election provided for creation of the magnificent new museum building, which is prominently located at the Grand Avenue entrance to Fair Park.

Artifacts Collections

African American art: contemporary works by African American artists.

African art: a small, but rich collection of African art objects (i.e. masks, sculpture, and textiles).

Texas African American history: artifacts related to African American history in Texas.

African American folk art: One of the largest collection in the U. S., the collection includes works by Clementine Hunter, David Butler, and George White.

Music: small collection of African American music. (Jazz)

Research Collections

Archival collection is open to researchers by appointment only. Archives include papers of prominent African Americans from Dallas and Texas; records depository for Bishop College; Sepia Magazine collection, 1945-1983; photo archives of 43,000 images; archives from Freedman's Cemetery Collection; Texas Black Women's archives; and Dallas County Black Political Archives.

Educational Programs

After school program,School weekends,Summer camp,Gallery tours,Educational workshops,Creative writing,Applied art and archaeology, Demonstrations/recreations of various aspects of African American culture,Docent programs,Educational exhibitions,Music festivals,

The AAM has an active education department that develops educational exhibitions, as well as educational programs. Programming fosters an understanding and appreciation for African American art, history, and culture. General information on African American folk art and fine art that was originally developed for the permanent collection is available through this department.


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