As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring nine of the many buildings participating.
Today’s building is the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.
A Brief History of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center
The August Wilson Center is named for the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson. It is a venue that serves as an art gallery, live performance space, meeting area and educational classroom. The building was designed by the architect Allison Williams. August Wilson’s wife Constanza Romero wrote on the center’s website: “August Wilson did not live in Pittsburgh all his life, but he carried Pittsburgh in his heart, always.”
Artists who have showcased their work at the center include Vanessa German, Tarish Pipkins, Henry Ossawa Tanner and more. Galleries are free and open to the public.