Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists US Map & Phone & Address

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists US Map & Phone & Address

300 Walnut Ave. Roxbury; (617) 442-8614

Wow, this is one of the few museums in Boston with the same admission prices as when Mine first wrote this book! That’s right, admission is a mere $1.25, 500 for students and seniors. The name is a bit of a misnomer: the collection contains paintings, photography and sculpture by black artists from many different countries and cultures. Open only from 1 to 5 P.M. Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed on holidays.

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists US Map & Phone & Address Photo Gallery



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