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On Thursday, June 15, AAMP invites you to join us for the opening reception for PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement.

Funded by PNC Arts Alive, curated by AAMP and presented during the summer of 2017, PhilAesthetic will be an unprecedented collaboration that celebrates the innovative artistic energy and uncompromising social values of Philadelphia’s Black Arts Movement. And who can better to define Philadelphia’s Black Aesthetic than four of the city’s premiere cultural organizations, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadanco, The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, and New Freedom Theatre.

Anchored by, PhilAesthetic: 40 Years of Collecting African American Art, a groundbreaking two-gallery exhibition at AAMP, this can't-miss celebration brings the undeniable energy of the Black Arts Movement to the fore once again. Highlights also include neighborhood pop-up exhibits at PhilAesthetic partner institutions, and a series of programs and family-oriented workshops with our community partners and collaborators.

Along with wine and light fare, opening reception guests will enjoy an exciting line-up performances by the Clef Club Ensemble, Ursula Rucker, and Kulu Mele. This reception is free and open to the public. So, don't waitRSVP online today.

Learn more at www.aampmuseum.org/philaesthetic.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia continues its 40th anniversary celebration with a groundbreaking, two-gallery exhibition showcasing four decades of collecting works by some of the country’s top Black visual artists. From gifts from artists, to acquisitions from a 1998 gift from the Ford Foundation The exhibition, PhilAesthetic: 40 years of Collecting African American Art is curated from the permanent collection –and is part of the city-wide PhilAesthetic: The Black Arts Movement in Philadelphia celebration.

The exhibition will examine highlights of AAMP’s collection including works on paper, paintings, mixed media and sculpture, many of which were made at the height of the Black Arts Movement. The exhibition mines AAMP’s collection for artists who were influential in the Philadelphia Art scene and beyond, and examines the arc of creativity, ideology and style that has defined the collection. Artists featured include Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Barbara Bullock, Moe Brooker, John Dowell, Barkley Hendricks, Paul Keene, Howardina Pindell, Joyce Scott, Alma Thomas, Pat Ward Williams, and many more.

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