Free every day
325 South Clara Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
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The African American Museum of the Arts was founded in 1994 by Irene D. Johnson and her husband, Maxwell. They had long envisioned a place where African American artists could display their artwork year-round. They wanted to create a place that would shape the thinking of young African Americans in a positive and self-affirming manner.
Founded in 1994 and located in historic DeLand, the seat of Volusia County Government, AAMA is a unique and vital resource in this part of Florida. It is the only museum in the area devoted primarily to African American and Caribbean American cultures and art.
The museum houses a revolving gallery where visitors will find works of both established and emerging artists.
"Diversity of an Artist by T. Elliot Mansa
T. Elliot Mansa came of age in the era of Reaganomics, and hip--hop movement. Through his artwork, Mansa has strived to make sense of the disparate elements of his environment, and find his place within it. His present series of paintings uses the iconography of the Madonna and Child to examine the role of single mothers, striving to instill greatness into their sons in a society that sees fit to destroy them.
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