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“The National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) is a private, not-for-profit institution committed to preserving and fostering the cultural arts heritage of black peoples worldwide. Since 1968, it has serviced the public through arts teaching and the presentation of professional works in all areas of the fine arts.

The Museum, NCAAA is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. It presents historical and contemporary exhibitions in many media, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and decorative arts.

The NCAAA was founded in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston in 1968 by Dr. Elma Lewis who remained its Artistic Director until her passing in 2004, after which Edmund Barry Gaither became Executive Director. Gaither, founding director and curator of the NCAAA’s museum, retains that post to the present concurrent with the executive directorship.”