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. The Carver Museum is free and open to the public. Masks are encouraged inside the museum.

Take a Virtual Reality Tour of the Carver!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Boyd Vance Theatre renovation closure dates: August 2023 to March 2024 (anticipated). More information here.

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

5th Annual Stay Black & Live: Austin's City-Wide Juneteenth Celebration

Red and cream graphic featuring musicians Scarface and Tank and the Bangas with information about the Carver Museum's Juneteenth celebration. Text reading June 15: Cookout and Community Festival, June 17-19 Free Your Mind Symposium


The George Washington Carver Museum and Carver ATX Foundation proudly announce the 5th Annual Stay Black and Live Juneteenth festival, set to take place at 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, Texas 78702, from Saturday, June 15, 2024, to Wednesday, June 19, 2024. More info here!

Small Black Museum Residency Project Vol. 3 : Artist Talk


hunter green graphic featuring photos of three artists in residence and text stating Artist Talk 6.8.24 from 1PM - 3PM



Join us for a day of art and community on Saturday, June 8! Starting at 1pm, we are hosting our Small Black Museum Vol. 3 artist talk facilitated by our residency project manager, Regine Malibiran. Our Vol. 3 cohort, taylor barnes, Nitashia Johnson, and Corey De’Juan Sherrard, Jr., will be discussing their experience during the residency, their inspiration for their body of work, and the collaborations that created the Carver’s most cohesive and ambitious residency group show to date.

We’re keeping the party going with a getdown in the garden starting at 3pm. Invite your friends and fam and don't miss out!

Boyd Vance Theatre Renovation and Carver Improvements


Carver Museum Facility Expansion Plan



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

Programs and Events

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

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. 

Education Programs and Services

Students enjoy HBCU Day 2020.

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

Genealogy Center

Front of the Carver Genealogy Center

The Genealogy Center provides genealogy databases, workshops and seminars. All resources are free and open to the public.

Community Garden and Sunken Stage

Community members gathered around garden and empty pool with mural painted inside of it

The Carver community garden and sunken stage has breathed new life into the in the inactive Keeling pool. Recently repainted by Austin artist, Kelv Brown, this space is on its way to housing events in the fall. Renovated and reimagined by Greg Farrar, this space is outfitted by hand-made seating, greenhouses, and concession stands. Master Gardener Harvé Franks tends the planter boxes, as we continue to uplift this hidden gem situated directly beside the Freedom Plaza behind the museum.



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

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