Welcome to African Museum in New York
Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation's Bicentennial, the African Museum in New York (AMNY) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African. Throughout its evolution, the museum has objectively interpreted and presented the achievements and aspirations of African from pre-colonial times to the current day.
The museum is committed to telling the story of African in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and technology. The AMNY currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offer exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes: the African Diaspora, the New York Story, and the Contemporary Narrative.