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A Few Black-Owned Museums And Art Galleries In Philly You Should Visit

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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From world-renowned museums to numerous privately owned galleries, the City of Brotherly Love has a vibrant art scene worth checking out.  Here are a few black-owned spaces that promote black artists and support the local community.

The Colored Girls Museum

According to their website, The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of ordinary Colored Girls. The space is equal parts research facility, exhibition space, gathering place, and think tank. This Colored Girls Museum is the first institution of its kind and should not be missed on your next visit to Philly.

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African American Museum In Philadelphia

Patricia Wilson Aden is President and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The museum displays the stories of people of African descent through art, history, and culture, bringing together diverse communities in apperception and celebration of the black experience. The AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offers exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes: the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative.

Rush Arts Galleries

Rush Arts Galleries aims to foster and further the careers of emerging artists and curators of color. The full ground floor is dedicated to exhibition and program space based on the successful Rush model and mission: to build a community-driven art space that provides opportunities to both local artists and curators, focused on community revitalization and relevance to the people of the surrounding neighborhoods, and arts-based educational opportunities for local youth who can benefit from them the most. 

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October Gallery

October Gallery believes that art is for everyone. Opened in 1985, the space is one of the oldest African American art galleries in the country. The gallery’s home base is located on 6353 Greene Street, however, you can find their kiosks throughout the city selling the works of black artists across many genres.

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