Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street, Central District, Seattle

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Exhibits at the Northwest African American Museum

Warren Pope: Blood Lines Time Lines Red Lines

May 31 - September 8, 2019

This exhibition explores the historical and current realities of redlining through the minimalist artwork of local artist Warren Pope.

Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy

May 9 - August 28, 2019

Pratt Fine Arts Center stands today as a beacon of Edwin Pratt’s vision of cultural access, educational excellence and a vibrant community. As Pratt knew, well-supported arts and culture facilities and programs are one of the main indicators of a thriving and healthy society.

Pratt Fine Arts Center continues to attract artists, arts educators and students whose work helps maintain the Central District as a hub of creativity and creative expression for the entire city of Seattle. The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship program provides opportunities for underrepresented artists of color to hone their craft and advance their careers.

Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy showcases the work of long-time Pratt artist Jite Agbro alongside Pratt Scholarship recipients from the last 4 years.

Our Journey

Permanent Exhibition

This dynamic, interactive exhibition takes visitors on a multi-faceted journey through time, exploring the history, culture, and art of the region’s African American community. Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the chronological timeline encompasses three centuries of challenges and opportunities that were experienced by people who settled in the Pacific Northwest and called it home.

Two Seattle Icons: Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey

Permanent Exhibition

Though they grew up in different eras, different states, and were from different generations, Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey were driven by the same vision and ideals. These two women also shared many characteristics. Both women were bold, community-oriented activists, and political risk-takers. One founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913 and the other led the organization sixty-six years later. Their worlds would come together here in Seattle and the Founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Bertha Pitts Campbell and the 17th National President of the sorority, Mona Humphries Bailey continued impacting local, national and international communities.

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