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Get to Know Dr. Simon Estes

Dr. Simon Estes will be the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at our…

Meet the 2019 History Makers

  Lorinda L. Ampey is a vital leader in the community…

Brianna Kim Celebrates Six Years at the AAMI

This month we're celebrating Brianna Kim's sixth year…

AAMI To Participate in Blue Star Museums

This summer, the African American Museum of Iowa announces it…

Juneteenth Entertainment Announcement

The AAMI is excited to announce the main stage entertainment…
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Brianna Kim Celebrates Six Years at the AAMI

This month we’re celebrating Brianna Kim’s sixth year as a member of the AAMI staff! Brianna joined the Museum’s team as a curator in August 2013. In that role, she curated three of our past exhibits: Behind the Beat, Products of a Creative Mind,  and Mightier than the Sword. Not only did she plan and research these […]

AAMI Acquires New Artwork

Collections Corner: The Topsy-Turvy Doll

This article by Curator Felicite Wolfe was originally published in the Summer 2017 edition of the Iowa Griot, the AAMI’s member publication. A unique piece of folk art with an uncertain past, the Topsy-Turvy doll has become subject to debate and controversy among historians. In its simplest form, the doll has two heads with their […]