Winston-Salem Cultural Sites
North Carolina Black Repertory Company
DESCRIPTION: Larry Leon Hamlin, artistic director of the company, founded the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in 1989 to unite black theatre companies in America and to ensure their survival; NBTF attracts more than 50,000 people over the six-day biennial celebration of playwrights, directors, actors, students; among the many celebrities who frequent the festival, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Ossie Davis, and Ruby Dee have been chairpersons.
ADDRESS: 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC MAP
Winston-Salem State University
HBCU in Winston Salem
DESCRIPTION: identified by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the nation’s best regional facilities for exploring regional contemporary art, this distinctive gallery has featured features a world-class collection of public art by John Biggers, Mel Edwards, Beverly Buchanan, and Tyrone Mitchell. Among its rotating exhibits, African Commemorative Cloths and drawings of the Nelson Mandela Monument have received acclaim. The gallery is located on Winston-Salem State University campus and based on its many events, lectures, and book signings, the ADA compliant venue often functions like a well-groomed cultural center.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11-a-5p
ADDRESS: 601 Martin Luther King, Jr Drive, Winston-Salem, NC MAP
Maya Angelou Research Center
DESCRIPTION: A community-based institute close to the heart of Maya, founded to research, theory, and practice of improving child and family education.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-5p
ADDRESS: Wake-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-750-2000 WSSU Info
Delta Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: Established in 1972 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, it is the oldest African American non-profit educational and cultural center in the region. The venue features permanent exhibits of cultural objects from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. The goal of the center is to stimulate interest and pride in American arts and humanities, emphasizing the contributions of African Americans; the center offers many classes and workshops.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 10a-5p, Sat 11a-3p; gallery is closed to the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month
ADDRESS: 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem, NC MAP