The Museum’s 19,000 sq ft floor plan includes four principal galleries:
The Journey Gallery , the Northwest Gallery and the Multi-Purpose Gallery. Long-term exhibits in the Journey Gallery tell the broader story of how African Americans arrived in the Northwest to build lives and communities. Walking into this space, visitors find a flexible mix of photos, artifacts and compelling narratives that represent a sampling of the region’s ‘cultural album.’
The Northwest Gallery houses exhibits specifically geared to the rich history of African American experiences in the Northwest. Early pioneers, cultural icons, community leaders and unsung heroes will find a home, and a voice, in this gallery’s temporary exhibits.
The Legacy Gallery lives up to its title by hosting a myriad of events, exhibits, performances and lectures of importance to the Museum’s mission and its surrounding community. Exhibits in this gallery are used to support or amplify shows in the Northwest and Journey galleries.
The Café Gallery provides exhibition space for our region’s local artists to display their works. Every six month, NAAM will choose a local artist or group to exhibit in this space, providing a venue for some of our community’s most treasured resources.
In addition to these three galleries, NAAM offers exhibition space for regional artists in the Museum Café and entry foyer.