Fair Park Museum Dedicated To African-American Art, Culture, History « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – When the doors opened at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, a group of seniors from Dallas’ Kiest Park Senior Center were hopping off a DART bus, heading for their first tour.
Minnie Redmond had never visited the African American Museum before Wednesday.
When she stepped from one image of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to another, she focused not only on the popular exhibition, but the creators of the art.
“It’s great. I’m really enjoying it”, the Sunday school teacher said.
Redmond now joins a list of thousands who’ve visited the Fair Park-based museum. The AAM is a popular cultural museum, dedicated to the preservation and magnification of African American contributions to art, culture and history.
It offers four distinctive gallery halls, where national exhibitions are provided to the public. There is one permanent gallery hall dedicated to the history of Black Dallas.
“Facing The Rising Sun-Freedman’s Cemetery” focuses on Dallas’ first established community at the turn of the 20th Century.