HMAAC: 2016 in review WE ARE CULTURE.

HMAAC is a museum in a building...
...and in the community!

We're committed to collaborating with other local cultural insititutions

2016 Community Institution Partners

The Community Artist Collective

The Texas Center for African American Living History

Urban Souls Dance Company

Brentwood Baptist Church

The Shrine of the Black Madonna

St. James Episcopal Church

In 2016, we provided the community with engaging exhibitions expanding on a host of themes and conversations

Abolitionists and As Small As A Giant/Black Lives Matter

November 13, 2015 - January 30, 2016

A Look Back At Segregation

February 5-February 27, 2016


February 12-April 16, 2016

Ted Ellis: Pride, Dignity and Courage

April 23-June 25, 2016

A Retrospective of John Hernandez

April 23- June 18, 2016

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper

July 9-September 3, 2016

Building Bridges Over Rising Waters: The Art of Post Katrina New Orleans

September 17- November 12, 2016

Now and Forever: The Art of Floyd Newsum

September 17-November 12, 2016

2016 HMAAC Film Series

Our HMAAC film series celebrates black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied experiences of those in the African diaspora.

2016 Films

What Happened to Miss Simone


The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne

Putney Swope

Films presented through our partnership with Ava Duvernay's ARRAY films

The Middle of Nowhere

Ashes and Embers


We presented over 40 programs throughout 2016, including black history programming, film festivals, artist talks and more to over 30,000 visitors from around the world.

Black History 2016 Programming

The Great Debaters: Texas Southern University vs. Prairie View A&M University

Celebration of 110 year old Emma Primus

Integration and the University of Houston, A Talk by Professor Robert Jacobus

Other 2016 Programming

Black Lives Matter Lecture by Syracuse University Professor Dr. Kheli Willetts January 16, 2016

The Abolitionists: A Discussion between Rice U Professor James Sidbury and Sam Houston

State Professor Brian Jordan at the Jung Center January 22, 2016

Book Reading and Discussion: City of Islands with Professor and author Tammy Brown January 21, 2016

Remember When: A Community Conversation on Segregation March 26, 2016

Queer Hippo Film Festival April 1-3, 2016

Conversation between Curator Benito Huerta and Artist John Hernandez April 23, 2016

Ted (Ellis) Talks Art May 7, 2016

Growing Up Daddy Father’s Day One Man Show at Brentwood Baptist Church June 17, 2016

Urban Souls Dance Group Performance at The Shrine of the Black Madonna June 18, 2016

Two and 12/2 Years Musical Concert at The Shrine of the Black Madonna June 24, 2016

Jumpin Juba & Fugitives of Passion Family plays at St. James Episcopal Church June 25, 2016

Mural by Reginald Adams at Johnson Funeral Home August 20, 2016

Roundtable Convo at HMAAC September 28, 2016

NAMC Afrifest Sponsorship October 8, 2016

Jumpin Juba part of Civil War Reenactment at Plantation Liendo November 18, 2016

We remain committed to providing a space for Houston's emerging artists through HMAAC's Bert Long Gallery

2016 Selected artists

Rodney Butler

Bert Long

Christie LeDay

Lee Carrier


Continue the conversation online:

Facebook: Houston Museum of African American Culture

Twitter + Instagram @houstonmaac

We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

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