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Display cases with books and panels from the Black Creativity Architecture Exhibit

About the Exhibition

From ancient temples to soaring, modern skyscrapers, Black architects have had a strong presence throughout history. Today, the tradition of greatness continues. Black architects continue to bring their designs to life as a creative response to ever-changing needs, and as a testimonial to a rich heritage. Through bold visual panels, this exhibition explores the past, present and future of architectural talent, while learning about Black pioneers in the field.

A wooden table display with many different architectural artifacts

Customizable based on resources

This print-on-demand exhibit has flexible space requirements and allows the venue to add local content. The “kit” consists of digital assets, media and educational material. It can be adapted to a variety of venues, including community centers, libraries, colleges/universities, museums and science centers.

Featured Architects

Julian F. Abele
Sir David Adjaye
Germane Barnes
J. Max Bond Jr.
Georgia L. H. Brown
Wendell J. Campbell
Albert I. Cassell
Yolande Daniels
Kimberly N. Dowdell
Philip G. Freelon
Beverly L. Greene
Tiara Hughes
John A. Lankford
Charles F. McAfee
Moses McKissack III
Curtis J. Moody
William S.Pittman
Kathryn T. Prigmore
Hilyard R. Robinson
Norma M. Sklarek
Vertner W. Tandy
Robert R. Taylor
Roberta Washington
Paul R. Williams

A screen with a video from the exhibit and a quote from Tiara Hughes saying If you feel like you're not being heard, keep speaking. If one door closes, three will open... If there is no well to drink from, dig until you create one.

Exhibit components

  • Title Panel
  • Content panels:
    • 24 architect profiles
    • 6 HBCU architecture programs
    • Historical timeline of Black architecture
    • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
    • Architectural drawings
    • Working as an architect
    • Architect quotes
    • Customizable template for added content
  • Black Creativity: Architecture video
  • Educational resource guide and activities
  • Exhibit instruction and planning guide
  • Exhibit marketing material

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