This museum is situated in Fair Park. It is the only institution of its kind in the Southwestern United States. The Museum which began in 1974 as part of the Bishop College Library then became self-governing in 1979, is dedicated to the research identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms as well as historical documents which relate to the culture and life of the African American community. The Museum also has the largest collection of folk art in the US and features rotating exhibits as well as hosting the Annual Black Cowboy Invitation Rodeo every May which features over 400 amateur African American cowboys and cowgirls from all over the US making it the largest black rodeo in the country.
Hours: Tue-Fri noon-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
Entrance is FREE
The African-American Museum of Art in Fair Park, near the Cotton Bowl, owns one of the largest collections of African-American folk art in the USA and is the only museum in the southwestern USA which is exclusively dedicated to the history of black culture.
This 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 opening more than 20 years ago at Dallas' Bishop College, it has steadily climbed as a source of information concerning African-American culture among scholars and novices alike. One of the main reasons for that ascension is the library of books and slides on history and culture which is available to the public during regular museum operating hours.
The museum is housed in a modern 38,000 sq ft facility with a 100 seat theater and all areas are handicapped accessible. Their current home was completed in 1993. The cross-shaped building encloses a rotunda with a towering 60-foot dome. The use of ivory stone, natural materials, and design motifs are reminiscent of the pre-industrialized cultures of the African continent. Art and historical artifacts are displayed in the four vaulted galleries. The lower level, which is the Educational Plaza, houses the educational department, changing exhibitions, and auditorium. The information desk, gift shop, cafe, and administrative offices are located on the entry level, which also houses a permanent folk art display. The third level offers permanent and changing exhibitions.
There is also publish a quarterly newsletter, entitled Tapestry.
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