African American Museum of Iowa


55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Phone: 319-862-2101
Fax: 319-862-2105

The African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching Iowa’s African American history. As Iowa’s leading educational resource on the topic, we educate more than 30,000 people each year through museum tours, traveling exhibits, research services, youth and adult education programs, and community and fundraising events.

This fall, the museum opened a temporary exhibit titled Power and Impact at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Power and Impact is designed to explore the contemporary visual arts being produced through the unique perspective of Black artists in Iowa. From painting to installation, visitors are exposed to visual perspectives responding to socio-economic and cultural perspectives, identity, race, and historical narratives. The pieces selected in this exhibit provide a better understanding of the valuable contributions African Americans continue to make to the visual culture of Iowa.



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