"African Art and Diversity of Forms and Ideas"

Welcome to The African Art Museum of Maryland (AAMM)

Don’t forget to check out our 5 minute or less Short Talks” to hear or read about museum objects on display in the museum.  Did you miss the previous Short Talks?  Check out the Short Talks archive.

40th Birthday banner

In celebration of our 40th birthday, we have exciting news! The museum has re-opened and has worked with celebrated artist, Elena Crusoe Aiken, to create a limited supply of 40th-year commemorative necklaces.  Find out more about the artist and the commemorative necklace.  Select your commemorative necklace now when you make a donation to AAMM!

two pictures of the jewelry

About Us


The African Art Museum of Maryland (AAMM), founded in 1980 as the first Museum in the planned community of Columbia, MD, is unique.  It is one of only three museums of its kind in the USA devoted exclusively to the art of Africa.  Of those three, it is the only one founded by an African American Read More About Our History!

On Exhibit

Art Objects

These are the first three treasured objects that are featured as part of our new ‘Short Talks series.  These pieces were donated to the museum from some of our wonderful donors and you can find out more information at Short Talks.

Bundu Society Mask

(Liberia / Sierra Leone)

Donors:  Ben & Shirley VonDerheide

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The Basket

Donor:  Ms. Mildred G. Rosen

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The Butterfly

(Democratic Republic of Congo - DRC)

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The Long Reach Village Center
8775 Cloudleap Court, Suite 112
Columbia, MD 21045
Hours: Thur. thru Sat.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone:  410.740.7411
Web: africanartmuseum.org
Twitter: @AfricanArtMM

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