Each year, the Office of the Mayor, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History host a black history exhibition that features images from the Mayoral Collection that include portraits of the Honorable Edward M. McIntyre, Augusta’s first African American mayor and photos of the Lenox Theater, the once the premiere movie and entertainment center for African Americans to name a few.
This year, the Arts Council has connected with the Golden Blocks Legends Comic book team to incorporate prints from their work on their first feature comic alongside the Mayoral Collection in the City Gallery from January 4, 2023 – March 1, 2023. Titled POW! People of Wonder, this showcase will be a colorful and informative display of Augusta history, as well as extending this annual Black History Month exhibition by several weeks to highlight the collaborative efforts of the team of writers and artists who made this Golden Blocks comic possible.
On February 24, 2023, from 10AM – 11AM, join us for a FREE tour of the exhibit led by Dr. Juan Walker and Corey Rogers.
The City Gallery is located on the first floor of the Augusta Municipal Building and is open to the public during regular business hours. For more information, visit augustaarts.com.