Exterior of Carver Museum with the slogan "Our People. Our History. Our Culture."

Through the preservation and exhibition of African American material culture, history, and aesthetic expression, the Carver Museum works to create a space where the global contributions of all Black people are celebrated.

We accomplish this by telling stories about our local community and connecting those histories to larger narratives about Blackness.

For interest in the artifact(s) donation procedure please visit our Donations & Collection Information Page.

The Carver Museum is now open to the public. Entrance is free and walk-ins are available. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the Museum.

We are proud to announce free digital programs for the public! Follow the link for Carver Museum at Home.



Small Black Museum Residency Vol. 1

OPEN NOW - Small Black Museum Residency Vol. I

We’re excited to announce an exhibition featuring artists Temi Olujobi, Hypatia Sorunke, and Adrian Armstrong. These three artists are a part of the Small Black Museum Residency Project inaugural cohort. It’s been an honor to support and promote the talent of these Austin-based artists.  

The exhibit will run through January 15, 2022.


CarverMusemATX Facility Expansion Plan Process

We have completed the community engagement portion of the planning process and are now seeking approval from boards and commissions. To view public meetings visit here.


High Signs and Beacons Banner

High Signs & Beacons

High Signs & Beacons is a project of CarverMuseumATX, Six Square, the African American Heritage Facility, and the City of Austin Equity office that calls on artists, poets, scholars, and writers of African descent to join in a mutual aid effort. More than ever, people need help grounding in this moment and visualizing a collective future. This is an invitation to engage with the isolation, uncertainty, and essential chaos of these times.

The Museum along with its partners will be selecting 8-12 creative teams consisting of one visual artist and one writer/poet/scholar to co-develop one large scale outdoor sign. The final works will then be installed and displayed throughout the African American Cultural Heritage District.

The call is now closed. Be on the lookout for installation in Fall 2021.

 

Banner of Mandy from the African American Presence in 19th Century Texas exhibit

ON EXHIBIT

History, culture and art exhibits curated to educate and inspire. The Carver Museum has two rotating art galleries as well as four permanent exhibits honoring African-Americans in Austin and beyond.

AKIRASH performs during the opening reception of his art exhibit, Majele (Venomous). January 2020.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The Carver provides culture and arts based programming free and for all ages to allow visitors to connect with community through special events and ongoing learning experiences. In accordance with the City's Stay Home-Work Safe Order, we are only providing digital programming until further notice.

 

Students enjoy HBCU Day 2020.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The Carver offers culture and arts classes and educational programs that will come to you.

 

Exterior view of the Carver Genealogical Center

GENEALOGY CENTER

The Genealogy Center provides genealogy databases, workshops and seminars for free.

 

Michael J. Love performs during Works in Progress. February 2020.

Learn about what is happening at the Carver from special events, classes, and more.

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