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.

Silver Bell Social                                

silver and gold poster with musician portraits and event info

It's that time again! The holidays are upon us and the magic never stops at the Carver. The George Washington Carver Ambassadors have teamed up with Women in Jazz Association, Inc. and the Carver Museum to bring you the Silver Bell Social!

Join us on Wednesday, December 13th from 3-5PM for the Silver Bell Social featuring musical performances by Dr. Jeremy George, Pamela Hart, Ryan D. Howard, and Brannen Temple! Reception to follow.

Call 512-974-4926 to RSVP.


Kwanzaa Nia Celebration



Featured Events

Santa Special

teal graphic with santa and families by tree 

Bring the whole family for a photo with Santa! The George Washington Carver Ambassadors have teamed up with the Carver Museum ATX to bring you the 2023 Santa Special.

Come see us on Saturday Dec. 16th from 1-3PM for free photos with Santa and goodie bags at Santa Special! RSVP call 512-974-4926 by Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.


Black Makers Market Presents: Black for the Holidays

We are so excited to have Black Makers Market at the Carver for a 2-Day holiday shopping event! As always, the music will be bumpin' and the best of the best Black vendors will be bringing all their handmade artisanal goods, original designs, and one-of-a-kind creations for an amazing holiday shopping experience. Join us Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17 from 12-4PM, and check out all the goodies. Buy local, buy Black!

Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 2023
12:00 - 4:00 PM
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center - 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

This event is free and open to the public. 


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 Harve 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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