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“Until the story of the hunt is told by the Lion, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
– African Proverb

The African American Cultural Center art gallery hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists known for capturing various historical and contemporary happenings related to African American and African diaspora cultures. There are typically 4-6 exhibitions each academic year, open to all members of the NC state and surrounding communities.

The art gallery is open MondayFriday from 9am-5pm.


Portraits from the African American Music Trails of North Carolina will be on display from February 7, 2017 through March 4, 2017. The exhibition features 69 framed photos taken by renowned photographers Cedric Chatterley and Titus Brooks Heagins, as well as a variety of historic photographs from private collectors. The images feature musicians, audiences enjoying music and traditions that celebrate the importance of Eastern North Carolina in the development of the American music scene.

The exhibition is part of the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the counties of Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson. There is also a guidebook and a website,


Spring Student Exhibit

Are you or a student you know a budding artist? Does the art reflect Pan-African culture? If so, consider applying for our spring art show. Every spring, the African American Cultural Center hosts a student exhibit for 2 weeks (dates vary). Student artists and their work are selected based on connections and references to African diaspora history and culture, students’ level of engagement in the center and scholarly significance (senior students who may receive academic credit for showing their art are strongly encouraged to apply). Apply at by February 1st.

Artist Inquiry
The AACC is always looking for art in a variety of mediums to include in the art gallery. Are you an artist or know of one that should be considered for the AACC’s gallery? Have you come across art or an exhibit relevant to our mission? If so, please complete the AACC Gallery Exhibit Inquiry at, and a member from the AACC staff will contact you if or when planning for an open spot permits. Completing this form does not guarantee a showing.