The Tubman Museum’s mission is to educate people about African American art, history and culture. In service to that mission the Museum has installed a number of permanent exhibitions dedicated to different aspects of African American culture, history, and creative expression. These include African American folk art, Black Inventors, and Middle Georgia history among others. In addition to these permanent exhibits, the Museum organizes a yearly calendar of special exhibitions. Among the goals of this program are to document the history of African American art and artists, to confront and explode cultural assumptions, and to provide opportunities for intellectual, social and civic engagement between the Museum and the diverse community it serves. Using both the Special Exhibitions Galleries and the Multi-purpose room, the Museum generally mounts between four and six special exhibitions each year, making it one of the most active institutions in the community, and the premier venue for viewing contemporary art in downtown Macon. As such the Museum has a responsibility to present the highest quality art and artifacts to the public. While they are conceived as an integral part of the Museum’s programming, the permanent and special exhibitions do more than simply serve its educational mission, they help make the Tubman Museum a primary source for experiences that enrich cultural understanding in this community.
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