August Wilson Center African American Culture
DESCRIPTION: This $33-million, 65,000 square foot cultural center and museum was opened to great fanfare in 2009. It is a multi-disciplinary venue named in honor of the great Pittsburgh playwright, August Wilson. Many people know his work by the 2016 movie Fences, featuring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The cultural center-museum reflects all aspects of African American culture with galleries, classrooms, a 486-seat theater, a gift shop, a cafe, and multipurpose spaces used for visual and performing arts by community resources. The center serves as a hub for people celebrating and experiencing the ongoing contributions of African Americans in music, theater, dance, science, athletics, business and many other aspects of American life, with particular emphasis on Western Pennsylvania. Talk about convenience, the center located across from David Lawrence Convention Center and walking along Liberty Avenue, is only steps away from the Pittsburgh Theatre District and T Wood Street Station where you can board the light rail for rides to Point Park, North Side stadia & nightclubs, BNY Mellon Center, 1st Street Station area cafes and Station Square attractions.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Fri 11a-7p, Sat 10a-5p, Sun Noon-5p; additional hours on performance days
ADDRESS: 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: DL Convention Center and Greyhound Building parking are 1 block away
RAPID TRANSIT: T Wood Street Station