African American Museum Of The Arts
The African American Museum of the Arts was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson who had long envisioned a place for African American artists to display their works year round. Johnson wanted to create a place that would shape the thinking of young African Americans in a positive and self affirming manner.
he museum is also the home to a permanent collection of more than 150 artifacts, including sculptures and masks from countries of Africa.
In addition to the visual arts, the museum founded the Little Theater of DeLand in 1999 to afford children and adults an opportunity to develop their dramatic abilities.
With regard to the literary arts, the museum is researching the history of Spring Hill, the community in which the museum is located, for the purpose of writing a book.
"Our Heritage Revisited"
This exhibition features documents and artwork of the African American heritage.
Admission is $1.00
Students are free.
Open from 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday thru Saturday.
325 South Clara Avenue
Located in Volusia County in the State of Florida
Museum internal and external photos (1)
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Children and seniors occupy a special place within the Museum. Each summer an AfriAm Children's Art Camp is sponsored. Participation is open to all students in grades four and up. There is a nominal fee.
The Museum is involved in a children's storytelling project that will be the foundation for an ongoing reading and creative writing club.