Through its teaching, visual and performing arts divisions,
the NCAAA brings the best of the Black World to you.

The National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) is a private, not-for-profit institution committed to preserving and fostering the cultural arts heritage of black peoples worldwide. Since 1968, the NCAAA has forged an unbroken record of public service through its arts teaching and the presentation of professional works in all fine arts disciplines.

The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. The Museum presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts.

Located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, these institutions were founded in 1968 by Dr. Elma Lewis who remained its Artistic Director until her passing. Edmund Barry Gaither serves as NCAAA’s Director and Curator of its Museum division.

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