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The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
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A rainy day in Central Philly. Lots of visual media on screens yet powerful oil canvas and digital prints. I wanted to buy a tee shirt that looked like a poncho but it wasn't tagged. I encourage you t... read more »
We enjoyed hours of history at the informative, African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA. The beautiful sculptures, paintings and especially the many video presentations which were memorable and up... read more »
I've always wanted to visit the African American museum as I've driven past numerous times. My husband and I were sorely disappointed. Two levels had no exhibits at all and were being painted. We shou... read more »
I read many complaints of this museum and I guess I went when everything was perfect. The museum is not designed to teach you African American history. It is designed to highlight it so for you folk who want to know about your history in an hour tour I suggest you go to the store in the museum and buy some books or find a black book store and by some books. What is disturbing is that the people who complain don't appreciate that the museum has been here since 1976 and still serves our community. Do you think that your admission fee will handle the maintenance of the high tech video equipment that they have on display? No it will not but if you African American critics would see something like this an donate more than the admission price maybe they will be able to hire an onsite tech to fix problems as they arrive. I took my family their and was amazed at how the maintained the building and how they modernized it. Yes I was a critic at one time but realized this place has been here for me since I was in the first grade and at 50 years old I can enjoy it with my children and soon to be grand children so instead of running to post you disappointment how about buying a postage stamp with a money order of $5 $10 or $15 dollars to help. Just as we scream in the street that Black Lives Matter well Black History Matter even more.
This was good to see. What made it difficult was that all the exhibits that had speakers would be playing at once if someone was listening to them. The very first one was louder than all of them. It would be better if they were located in their own space away from the others. The history behind each of those exhibits is very telling. Gallery 3 didn't really make much sense to us as it was a wall of paper where people had requested different art work. This will make me do more research.
Awful. We were advised two floors were closed and so given reduced admission, but told that two floors were open. More like two rooms! Two rooms filled with poor quality displays and no artefacts. A total waste of time...the onle good part, getting my money back. Steer clear...visit the black history museum in Baltimore, which is fabulous.
I really wish I could go to an African-American museum and leave learning something new about my culture other than the same people we hear about every February. A lot of wasted space. Some of the interactive displays were not functional. Overall really poor presentation; I was expecting a lot more. As an African-American man born and raised in Philly I really wished my sons could have experienced more about our culture
Great place but needs to have more attraction and galleries
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